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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
03/01/10 NHTSA ID: 10032292
TSB ID: SB-09-02-35-006

Chevrolet/pontiac/saturn: steering column tilt wheel release lever inoperative/broken (replace tilt wheel release lever kit and/or release lever retainer (tilt teeth)).
11/10/09 NHTSA ID: 10030685
TSB ID: SB-09-06-04-007A

Saturn/pontiac/chevrolet: the fuel gauge does not rise above the 3/4 mark after a fill up or the fuel gauge appears stuck. an illumination of the check engine light. on rare occasions, the fuel gauge does not read the correct level which
03/20/09 NHTSA ID: 10028285
TSB ID: PIC--4330B

Chevrolet: unable to relearn the brake pedal position (bpp) sensor.
10/03/08 NHTSA ID: 10026163

Gmc: unable to relearn the brake pedal position (bpp) sensor. have difficulty performing the brake pedal position (bpp) relearn. models chevrolets, pontiacs and saturns.
02/17/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032206
TSB ID: SB-08-05-22-009A

Chevrolet/pontiac/saturn: intermittently brake lights (stop lamps) do not function correctly, extended travel to shift out of park, cruise control inoperative, dtcs c0161/c0277 set (perform repair as outlined). updated 5/11/11.
07/20/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10029924
TSB ID: SB-08-09-41-002C

General motors: diagnostic information for intermittent restraints, air bag (sir) indicator/lamp on with dtc(s) b0012, b0013, b0016, b0016, b0019, b0020, b0022, b0023, b0026, b0033, b0040, b0042 or b0044 set. this may be caused by a loose,
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10/01/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10026124
TSB ID: PIC-4914

Gmc: wipers stop in intermittent operation. when operating the wipers in intermittent mode, the wipers stop at a position other then at the bottom of the stroke.
12/10/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10023415
TSB ID: PIC-4658

Adjustable pedals will not adjust inoperative. *nj updated 3/13/09. updated 8/1/11.
01/03/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054243
TSB ID: PI-0018-B

General motors: the windows, front and rear, would bind, poor fit, misalignment, makes rattle or squeaking noises, moves slowly and is inoperative. model 2008-2014 vehicles and trucks.
05/25/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037570

Gm: on some truck models there is some frame corrosion. updated on 5/2/2012.
05/11/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037184
TSB ID: 05-09-40-002E

Gm: service bulletin explaining when the safety belts are supposed to lock. updated 12/6/11.

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Chevrolet Malibu Classic TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.