Bluetooth in car lost pairing with my Bluetooth phone every time ignition was turned off. Dealer technician replaced OnStar VCIM module and reprogrammed module to correct problem.
(Note: VCIM = Vehicle Communication Interface Module).
Air diverter stopped working and would only blow in defrost mode. HVAC ECM control module had many errors. Dealer reset codes as a temporary fix but recommended replacing, and ordered part.
Replaced HVAC ECM module and reprogrammed to vehicle.
Getting power fluctuations that have been happening ever since I owned the vehicle but getting worse. Dealer found a loose connection at alternator.
Notice a periodic groan from compressor when AC was on. Dealer replaced compressor. Radio controls on steering wheel work intermittantly Replaced switches on steering wheel radio control.
Groan returned in A/C system. Clutch was bad, same as last time. Compressor replaced again.
Recharged system but didnt hold more than a few days. Leak was found in condenser and needed to be replaced.
The driver's side heated seat didn't work, but i never bothered checking it out; probably a loose plug or something.
Left rear locking actuator was defective and was replaced.
Electrical system problem. Suspected due to leak in weather stripping. Failed door actuators, Failed trunk release. Lights system blowing fuses
Positive battery cable needed to be replaced but GM is making the wrong part. Cable ordered was wrong 2nd cable ordered was wrong dealer found out GM was making wrong part and would take 3 months to make right part
Combination switch for turn signals bad
Shorted out tacometer
battery was toast
rr speaker began crackling.
Car would not start. Battery was shorted out. Replaced battery.
Bluetooth phone function was losing pairing with both my phone and my wife's phone every time the ignition was shut off. This was a known issue that GM sent me an email about before I even complained. It required a software update.
One power door lock replaced due to periodically not actuating.
Keyless entry key fob shorted out and required replacement
My other key fob shorted out just like the first one and required replacement. So now both fobs have been replaced once.
Front driver's side speaker in door intermittently stopped working. Dealer replaced speaker due to loose coil contacts.
HVAC board had a short on it that caused no apparent problems except for indicator lights sometimes not turning on. Board was replaced and programed while in for regular oil change.
The problem was observed about three times & only during winter months
Rear passenger side door lock actuator mostly stopped working. Removed panel and attached a non-standard actuator (did not remove old actuator) per guide on Chevy Malibu forum.
Vent motor replaced.
power window switch
HVAC not working correctly, not cool enought. a/c Condenser Leak
Rear speaker replaced.
Well it's a problem with the left rear door lock. It doesn't always unlock with remote key or inside driver control. I haven't had it fixed but wanted to list it here for others.
Trunk interminently not opening. Trip 1 - order actuator, Trip 2 - waited to install part - didn't have part, Trip 3 - installed part, Trip 4 - not working - part ordered, Trip 5 - installed part. Still having interminent problem.
Tested the trunck latch, seems to work. Dealer made more adjustments and testing before releasing car. They forgot to close the panel in the trunk, I did it.
replaced switch for windshield wipers
Replace actuator in rear door drivers side (automatic locking mechanism)
Both keyless remotes stopped working. One had a dead battery the other was broken. Replaced dead battery and did nothing with other one as quote was $125.
New radio installed since old radio experienced FM stations fading in & out - new radio did not fix problem Remote start does not work consistently - dealer could not replicate problem so nothing was done
Rear defogger working very poorly. Defogger works brilliantly now.
Bad heater blower motor
Driver power seat stopped working. Dropped it off night before and they called me to pick it up next day as it was ready. About to drive away and it was like it was never even looked at. Seat still not work. Left it overnight again and fixed.
blower fan for inside climate system replaced under warranty.
Rear brake light would stay on even after brake pedal was released. Needed 3 more trips before dealer was able to fix.
Rear Passenger Side window regulator. 2 days (1 day to diagnose, 1 day in future to replace). Covered under extended warranty. Loud cracking/binding noise when lowering window. Determined new regulator was needed.
Whistling sound coming from ventilation blower
Changed defective blower motor resistor, whistling gone.
replace o-ring in A/C system
rear door lock actuator
Hard starting replace battery.
They replaced the left rear electric door lock and my keyless remote. The solder for the battery came loose in the keyless remote.
Front right door actuator replaced
Change the original battery
DIC button defective - ordered new one
remote start/keyless entry box had a short and was draining the battery
Onstar said we had a bad onstar box. all checked out fine at dealer and with onstar.
Turn signal stalk fails to return to neutral position after turning on turn signals to the left or right.
Replaced faulty door lock actuator. Dealer wanted approx $250 to replace. I replaced with an aftermarket one for under $10.
Replaced Headlamp which is not user replaceable
left rear automatic door lock was intermittently not working. It turned out to be a short.
Check tire monitor light came on. Tire monitor warning came on again, this time for a different tire.
Brake lights intermittently turning on by themselves. Caused cruise control to disengage when it happened. Had to tap brakes to clear problem.
Radio buttons sometimes are non-responsive. Dealer replaced the radio to fix. Rear driver side door lock actuator was not working reliably. Dealer replaced
Replaced passenger side power door lock actuator
Headlight low beam bulb burn out requires removal of front bumper cover for access it is a 2 hour job.
Bad battery terminal unable to be tightened down had to be replaced
Left rear door lock actuator failed
Two TPMS sensors failed triggering tire warning light and DIC message every time vehicle is used. Sensors have not been replaced yet.
A/C wasn't as cool - just got it recharged. Not leaks found.
Drivers door window motor failed.
Wiring in door broke so drivers window did not work.
Only drivers window works, the other 3 no longer work.
Door actuators on driver's side were replaced with aftermarket parts. No BCM reprogramming was required. Actuators had been inoperative for more than a year.
Replaced door actuator on right rear door. Original actuator failed to lock/unlock door when gear shift was put in/out of gear.
The HVAC lights don't work when the outside temp is under 30. The system works fine (I still have heat!) but lights won't turn on until car warms up. Dealer couldn't replicate, but said they've heard complaint from other owners. no TSBs on issue.
LED lights for HVAC system do not work when temp is cold - like under 10 degrees. dealer ordered new HVAC system, waiting for part.
One of the car's remotes quit working. The dealer fixed it in about an hour.
Replaced light bulb above drivers door handle, repositioned air cleaner assembly.
Front passenger door lock actuator replaced.
Intermediate shaft lubed to stop steering thump.
Dealer could not duplicate the ticking from left front wheel. Door lock was ordered by dealer. One remote replaced and the other one was ordered.Dealer recommended transmission fluid change
Power door lock motor replaced. Second remote received.
The speaker in the front passenger door would intermittently play. Both front speakers were replaced with Pioneer speakers.
The right rear passenger door lock was stopped working. The dealer replaced electric door lock motor and was covered by the extended warranty.
Tire pressure monitoring sensor went bad.
Passenger side floor was flooded with water. Dealer cleaned out the HVAC box and drain tube and resealed outside drain tube with sealant. There was a GM document on this issue.
Fuse blown for the interior lights for no reason
A second tire pressure sensor went bad.
Passenger side headlight went out. Due to a stupid design by GM, the entire bumper cover had to be removed. Dealer charged $150 for labor to replace all of the bulbs, I supplied the bulbs.
Door Ajar warning stays on. As a result of this, Content Theft alarm continually goes off. To avoid, must manually lock using inside lock. Dealer faulted driver's door sensor, had to order part. 3 weeks later no part. Remote Keyless entry fob not working. Dealership found cracked circuit or board and repaired.
Return repair of previous visit -- part ordered and arrived ... repair made on this trip.
replaced 3 Tire Pressure Monitors
The lights that are for the rear window defrost, recir, lights would not stay on, blinked or would go completely off.
Musky smell coming from a/c A/C not cooling all the time. Evac A/C system & refilled Fan kit installed
Drivers side rear power door lock stopped working.
Driver's side auto door lock malfunction
Passenger side rear door lock actuator replaced. Was told this is a very common problem.
Right rear passenger window was not fully opening. It bound up approximately 1/3 of the way through it's downward travel, but could be raised back to fully closed. Was fixed under factory warranty at same time as 18,000 mile scheduled maintenance.
"sharkfin" antenna broken while brushing snow off the windshield & roof. Replaced with new antenna that dealer had in stock. Overall, spent approx. 20 minutes at the dealer while employee searched the storage rooms for the correct part. Radio works...
Automatic HVAC controller not working as designed. Would blow cold air when set to 60 deg F (expected), but would blow hot air when set to 61 or higher... even when outside air temp was 80+ deg F. Fixed by replacing entire HVAC controller/head unit.
Headlights - one went out, replaced both. Required removal of front bumper to access rear of headlamp assembly. Both key fob transmitters stopped working, replacement batteries did not solve. Replaced both transmitters.
Left front turn signal bulb burned out. Replaced both Left and Right turn signal bulbs.
Headlight and front driver blinker needed replacing.
Service traction control warning 7 times, trans op. erratic. Map sensor replaced plus damaged wiring harness for bsm module from factory repaired.
Info and Reset buttons on steering wheel intermittently fail to work. Dealer could not reproduce, so not fixed.
Steering wheel mounted audio controls not working properly intermittently. Volume up sometimes lowers the volume. Volume down sometimes changes to next radio station. Problem duplicated and new steering wheel switch ordered.
Although part was ordered during previous visit for steering wheel controls, dealer never called. But strangely part was not needed because when they originally removed and reinstalled the control it started working normally again.
Same as previous but occurring more frequently and with greater engine drag. (Service traction light)
Passenger front side window regulator replaced. Covered under extended warranty
Key fob lost programing.
Seatbelt light intermittent. key fob lost programming
Passenger seatbelt light and warning tone malfunction Fob doesn't retain program or code.
Both fobs not working. Made an appointment to get the fobs reprogrammed and an oil change. Service manager said that, despite the appointment, he was too busy to get to the car.
Airbag sensor malfunctions. Passenger seatbelt won't activate or deactivate with the ignition on. When someone gets in the car, you have to turn off the ignition and restart to activate the passenger bag. No code thrown = dealer clueless. Both fobs quit working AGAIN - both replaced.
driver side auto door lock doesn't work. Replaced whole lock module.
Motors for windows, seats, etc., repair
Every time I would turn the air conditioning on their was a pulsating noise coming from the engine compartment. When I would turn the air conditioning off the noise would go away. The passenger side panel turn signal light was burned out. The dealership discovered that the pulsating noise when the A/C was running was the A/C compressor clutch seizing. The dealership replaced the A/C compressor and the noise went away. The new turn signal light bulb that the dealership installed did not work so they now need to replace the wiring harness for the light.
The light now works after the dealer replaced the wiring harness. The pulsating noise that my air conditioning was making before came back. Previous visit dealership replaced air conditioning compressor which solved the problem temporarily. Now the dealership discovered a leak in a air conditioning hose. Parts are on or
AC system low on R134 due to leak at compressor discharge hose at crimp fitting. Replaced hose and recharged the AC system.
On-Star transmitter failure.
top part of onstar antenna separated from the base due a broken piece (bolt?) Dealer replaced the antenna and all is well- no charge to me.
ECS and ABS lights on. Bad sensor on right front wheel for abs/ecs due to "frayed wire" Unit was replaced and all is fine.
Steering Wheel Button Control Module Replaced -Cruise Control side.
Center high-mount brake light was out - bad harness which was replaced.
Air conditioning did not work.
climate control unit not adjusting fan speed.
fan would remain on high at all times in auto fan mode. the fan speed would never lower itself as the in car tempeture was met.
dealer replaced entire climate control in dash unit.
works great now!
Both low beam headlights were gone. I had to removed the entire bumper to replace this bulbs as well as the parking/ sider light
Center hi mount brake lite inop. Thought to be part of recall. Lite is LED on some vehicles, this car has LED lite. Still awaiting new unit from Gm-parts direct.
replace noisy starter affected by cold temp, replace strut mounts due to noisy right front suspension. the problems still exhist after parts replacement
Changed defective speaker.
replace tire sensor
Replace old battery
Heated seats come on randomly. They could not find the problem so they disconnected the switch by the seat While on vacation heat for both seats came on and could not be turned off because switches were disconnected. Stayed on for 2 hours. I hooked switches back up. Had to turn off at switch 2 more times. Dealer could not find issue. Pulled main fuse for heat.
remote control does not work all the time. Replaced both remotes and still does not work all the time, will have to return.
remote would not open door or work remote start.
the dealer had the car 5 days and could not repair.
Remote would not work. They said they could not duplicate the issue. Kept car 1 week, gave it back unfixed. Car went back in 3 days later for 4 days. Still not fixed. Remote - Car went back in 3 days later for 4 days. Still not fixed.
still could not get remote units to work....
remote stopped working. both replaced again
Oil change. Airbag light coming on. Faulty trace found, repaired PPS connector contact. Moldy smell in AC continues. Prev. owner claims Transmission clunks into gear. Not able to reproduce.
Air bag sensor replaced
passenger air bag would sometimes turn off even though passenger was seated. Eventually the check air bag light came on. Found wiring under drivers seat ripped out from loom and pass. seat connector undone. Wiring repaired.
the remotes both quit working. was not battery related in the remotes.
Lower tone horn malfunction and needs to be replaced.
Right front channel of stereo stopped working. Tech decided to replace radio. Radio ordered.
Radio replaced and owner notified to pick up vehicle. Owner discovered that original problem still exists. Tech didn't even check to see if all speakers were working after installing new radio. And they call this "service"?
Right front stereo speaker replaced.
Failure of remote tire pressure sensor. Sensor replaced but has since failed again within two weeks.
Recurring failure of tire pressure monitoring system. New visit, new excuses, no fix.
Failure of Body Control Module (BCM) resulting in loss of brake light function.
Radio totally failed
Two buttons on the radio and the eject button stopped working.
Airbag light would come on all the time. They replaced the sensor in passenger seat. Radio would drift. Replaced antenna module.
Passenger presence module for airbag system.
Remote control did not work sometimes. Replaced remote (in stock), problem solved.
Passenger seatbelt alarm beeps when no passenger in seat. Dealer reset computer.
Onstar phone would not connect - intermittant problem.
Headlight shorted out
Cabin roof leaking. Dealer replaced Satellite Antenna and gasket. Under Warrantee.
Wife's remote keyfob not working. Replaced battery and noticed that battery connection was detached inside the unit. Took to dealer and they examined, ordered a replacement, as they had none in stock. Dealer replaced keyfob, working fine.
Drivers power seat stopped working.
Passenger seat dead. They said the wiring harness had disconnected. They reconnected it. Seat now OK
Radio replaced. CD player made skipping or tracking noises, started suddenly overnight. Fine one day, noisy nextday. called dealer, they ordered radio, said it would be a few weeks, it was a few days! replaced radio, washed car and no other troubles.
front 12 power outlet wasnt working . fixed .
speaker rattle. replaced under warranty.
Connector behind dash came loose, flickering lights.
Dealer covered all.. very happy
Tire pressure light stays on. Dealer found no signal from tire pressure monitor. Replaced tire pressure indicator sensor under extended warranty.
Replaced right door lock actuator that was causing error message light to go on--cleared light error message
HVAC stopped working one very cold morning for approx. 1 minute. It came back on, and never happened again. Technicians couldn't find a problem, so replaced entire HVAC control unit, as it was under warranty.
Squeeky HVAC fan - blower motor replaced.
Driver-side headlight connection shorting out - connection replaced.
Right headlight cutting in and out periodically. Replaced high/low bulbs and 4 wiring connector terminals reinstalled.
Trunk wouldn't open. Found open wire and repaired.
Radio fading out - dealer replaced radio.
Instrument panel gage needles did not light up - replaced instrument panel cluster
Trunk latch release button not working trunk won't open. checked connections, swapped relay. can here relay switching so button and electrical connection good. inspected wiring to latch no obvious damage. Next will replace mecahanism
Replace passenger side headlight. Major pain Blown speaker passenger door, removed panel and replaced speaker
Experiencing poor FM reception with the radio. Stations drift. Radio is basic Aura radio (no XM, no multi-disc CD player. Dealer ordered an antenna amplifier to attempt to improve reception. Install scheduled for 12/13/06.
Problems with poor FM radio reception since delivery. In November the dealer identified it and agreed it was a problem and ordered an antenna module. It was installed, but problem isn't completely gone. Better, though.
Heater switch on the drivers seat
Heated seats would just turn on while you are driving
"Info" button on steering wheel stopped working.
Windshield wiper switch on steering column did not operate in all positions. Removed and replaced by dealer under warranty.
Passenger side airbag does not turn off when passenger leaves. Passenger side seat belt warning continues to flash & periodically ding without passenger in seat until car turned off and restarted. Could not replicate at dealer. Moisture collects in driver's side tail light assembly. Previously replaced passenger side tail light assembly for same problem. Told not a problem, they all do that, so long as it dissipates on its own and does not collect in bottom of tail light.
I have had to replace the battery twice about a year apart. The first time it went dead I had to get a jump start to get to work and it shorted out my audio system nothing else just the radio.
Still not fixed!
Radio had weak reception. There was a technical bulletin on the problem. Dealer replaced at no cost.
Both keyfob's battery brackets broken at solder joint. Keyfobs replaced.
Replace broken tire pressure sensor.
intermittent radio reception
New battery died (last straw) possibly because the windows were left down and the inside of the doors got wet in the rain. That started the electrical issues (ie doors locking/unlocking randlomy - had to remove the door lock fuse).
Radio update (poor reception)
Three radio buttons unresponsive (incl. Eject). Whole head unit replaced.
Faulty dome light, loose switch Wrong part ordered (dome light) Part replaced
Sensor errors on passenger seat, then driver seat Sensor replaced, problem returned same day Sensor issue was finally a battery issue (had not been checked)
Cruise control would not stay on. Second time in three years. Bad reception on radio after cruise control repair. Amp and cable replaced.
Noticeable ticking noise from passenger side heater. Dealer attempted to lubricate parts. Problem returned within a day.
Cruise control failed again (third time in 3 years), this time with brake lights either turning on on their own or not turning on at all.
Radio, then amp dead. 2 weeks to replace radio, then 2 weeks to replace amp !
Right side heater still making ticking noise when sold.
CD changer stopped working a long time ago. Finally got around to having it replaced with another factory 6-disc changer.
Master power window switch on driver's door would lower but would not raise passenger window. Replaced master power window switch.
Car failed to start after sitting for a few days. Battery tested and found defective. Replaced battery.
Power window button sticking. Button replaced.
Both keyless entry remote fobs had broken battery terminals due to poor soldering. Took fobs apart and resoldered using good quality flux and solder. They are working fine after repair.
Air bag system gives false service required message.
replaced faulty passenger seat airbag sensor
Computer had to be reprogrammed after losing all coding for most accessory functions including lights, remote access, pedal control.
Window control on drivers door for back rear right window would not work. Had it replaced.
Remote to unlock the car was not working. The circuit board was bad. They replaced the remote for me, under warranty. 0 charge. Very pleased.
Dash Information Cluster would not reset or change
a/c intermittent ops.Dealer replaced controller.
dome light switch stopped working because the plastic inside was warped/melted. Saturn ordered new dome light and installed in less than an hour. The dome light was fine before I took the car into another dealership for a tint, so I'm thinking it may ha dome light switch stopped working because the plastic inside was warped/melted. Saturn ordered new dome light and installed in less than an hour. The dome light was fine before I took the car into another dealership for a tint, so I'm thinking it may ha
Center brake light out. Replaced LED & circuit board
R/H brake light out. Replaced LED & circuit board
L/H headlight out. Replaced bulb
Blower motor made ticking noise. Dealer replaced blower motor. Now there is a loud roar and vibration that can be felt in the wheel and pedals. Repair was worse than original problem.
Replaced heater core. Coolant smell went away for 2 weeks, and then showed back up. Will call shop and schedule a follow up appointment.
Air conditioner condensation dripping on floor. Cleaned A/C drain.
Condensation dripping on passenger's side floor mat. Dealer allegedly unclogged A/C drain. Problem not fixed. Tried another dealer. Found cracked evaporator housing. Repaired. Problem solved. A/C would not cool down very quickly. Would occasionally not turn or or turn off. Found A/C system was overcharged. Purged and refilled A/C system. Now operates as designed.
Replaced cracked evaporator housing. A/C no longer drips on floor but cabin fills with antifreeze vapors.
Three dealers could not fix antifreeze fumes leaking into cabin. Made me sick, stopped driving car.
Service air-bag light came on. Found to be a loose connection in the door, (was a side air-bag.)
AC not cooling as before.
Part had to be ordered. Part replaced and AC now working. Had a rental car for the day.
Instrument cluster display sometimes inoperative Cruise control got stuck and car kept accelerating. Cruise switch sticking so was replaced.
Wiring faulty causing various problems;most annoying is seat warmer turns itself on ALL the time. They can never find it,& I doubt they try:/ They charged me for diagnostics, even tho they fixed NOTHING! I complained,but they made me pay
Purchased the car on 05/19/2007
Returned car to dealer 05/23/07 due to warning light from the driver information center saying "Service Hybrid"
Dealer replaced blown fuse related to Hybrid powertrain controller.
The main fuse for the Hybrid system blew again necessitating this time due to a problem in the fuse block. The service group replaced the fuse block.
A blown fuse caused the transmission control unit to lock the car into 2nd gear. The problem was caused by a short in the wiring. The wiring was restrung which resolved the short.
The compressor had failed and required replacement.