Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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Complete transmission overahaul performed. No warning when the transmission failed on a busy city street. Able to return home in first gear but had to be towed to dealership because couldn't get the car to go in reverse.
Powertrain shudder and growling usually from 40-50 that often continues into a constant rumble and shake at, above, or below that speed. GM Engineers tested it, but nothing would occur for them, so a portable data recorder was installed to monitor.
transmission failed. replaced with a manufactured rebuild.
Transmission was slipping in first and reverse. Transaxle replaced. Transmission was rebuilt by the dealer in January 2014 for known defect. Transmission wave plate fractured.
The transmission was shifting abruptly and slipping when warm. Transmission reprogrammed and 1 quart of fluid added.
Shuddering with transmission.
Previously they reflashed the transmission and engine control module to fix the stuttering around 40 mph. All they did was shift the shutter to 50 mph. At this point I assumed I had a lemon and got rid of it. Good riddance GM!
When driving the car first thing in the morning, the engine RPMs would go up to 4k-5k before it would shift into 2nd gear. Transmission software was updated and reprogrammed which fixed the issue.