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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
11/01/16 NHTSA ID: 10083782
TSB ID: PIP5189B

This preliminary information communication advises the technician on the steps to diagnose and repair the concern of black smoke when starting the vehicle after sitting.
10/20/16 NHTSA ID: 10083080
TSB ID: PIP4786C

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that may have low oil pressure message. technician may also find a diagnostic trouble code p0521 in the engine control module. technician shoul
10/19/16 NHTSA ID: 10082869
TSB ID: PI1394A

This informational bulletin provides additional information on how to install pistons and suggest what tools to use.
10/18/16 NHTSA ID: 10082822
TSB ID: 030603004R

This informational bulletin provides information on how to test a battery and what is needed to warranty a battery.
10/18/16 NHTSA ID: 10082820
TSB ID: 000601026I

This informational bulletins provides information on the intake manifold inspection/replacement after servere internal engine damage.
10/18/16 NHTSA ID: 10082823
TSB ID: 030604017I

This informational bulletin explains the use of diesel fuel additives in an engine, are not required unless the customer desires additives to prevent fuel concerns depending on fuel or temperature related conditions.
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10/18/16 NHTSA ID: 10082814
TSB ID: 000601012F

This informational bulletin provides information to gm dealers on the correct cleaning methods when cleaning engine gasket sealing surfaces.
10/14/16 NHTSA ID: 10082447
TSB ID: 16NA249

This informational bulletin explains a possible normal whining noise from the balance shaft chain if the vehicle has less than 10,000 miles on it.
03/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095364
TSB ID: PIT5367

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that may have a blank displays, flashing displays, ¿error or update failed messages¿, navigation map not loading, bluetooth or usb concerns. te
11/03/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083884
TSB ID: PIT5389A

This preliminary information communication advises the technician on the steps for diagnosing the concern. the vehicle may be unable to connect to onstar using the white, blue or red onstar buttons.
11/01/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083776
TSB ID: PIC6198A

This preliminary information communication advises the technician on steps to perform to determine if the customer's battery drain concern is being caused by a known concern with bluetooth call transfer operation when exiting the vehicle. i
11/01/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083781
TSB ID: PIP5168E

This preliminary information communication advises the technician on the steps to diagnose the concern, and the steps to repair the concern of the vehicle cranks but does not start. the technician is to inspect for a sheared cam pin in the
10/26/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083587
TSB ID: PIC6193A

This preliminary information communication advises the technician to contact the gm technical assistance center for further instructions. the concern is the radio may be unable to save xm favorite stations.
10/25/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083482
TSB ID: PIC4707E

This preliminary information communication advises the technician to diagnose the concern and the steps to repair the concern. the vehicle's xm travel link may be inopertive.
10/25/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083509
TSB ID: PIC5088F

This preliminary information communication advises the technician on the steps to diagnose and repair the concern. the vehicle's xm radio only has xm preveiw channels.
10/25/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083513
TSB ID: PIC5374D

This preliminary information communication advises the technician on the steps to diagnose and repair the concern of receiving frequent "off route" messages while following turn by turn (tbt) route navigation. the technician is provided in
10/25/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083484
TSB ID: PIC4935E

This preliminary information communication provides information to help the dealership technicians perform a parasitic drain test for the onstar module. when performing battery parasitic drain test, there may be some confusion as to what th
10/21/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083241
TSB ID: PIT5074J

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about the use of j-35616-64b terminal test probe, replacement terminals, and terminated leads. the j-35616-64b is the latest test probe released for checking
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10/20/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083073
TSB ID: PIC6198

This preliminary information communication advises the technician on the steps to diagnose and repair the concern of a dead battery after leaving the vehicle during a bluetooth call.
10/19/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10082861
TSB ID: 110849001S

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to remove the transport mode on message displayed in the dic due to vehicles shipped over long distances outside the u.s. and canada.
10/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10082412
TSB ID: 16NA241

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to check the cylinders for damaged pistons and determine if the use of aftermarket calibrations or performance parts may be the cause.
09/26/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10081022
TSB ID: PIP5094A

This preliminary information communication advises the technician that ,when testing any circuit for open or resistance, it is imperative that all related terminal pin fit and tension be checked when the test steps require disconnection of
03/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095317
TSB ID: PIT3271G

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about changing the tire and wheel size on vehicles. general motors will only support a tire calibration for tires that have been sized, tested and designed fo
10/25/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10083512
TSB ID: PIC5260A

This preliminary information communication advises the technician the steps on diagnosing the concern. vehicle's sunroof operation intermittent, bind, noise, auto-reverse, and/or water leaks.
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10/19/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10082865
TSB ID: PI0388F

This preliminary informational bulletin provides a procedure to reposition the front seat belt latch plate for concerns regarding the seat belt webbing or latch plate coming twisted.
10/19/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10082860
TSB ID: 070898001B

This informational bulletin provides information on gm does not approve the use of ¿clipping¿ to repair collision damage to vehicles. gm has not tested or validated a ¿clipped vehicle¿ repair; therefore, gm cannot endorse this type of repai
10/19/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10082863
TSB ID: 140089004B

This informational bulletin provides information for ignition key, fob, key tags and key rings configuration for various vehicles and applying a qr code sticker or barcode sticker to the fob.
10/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10082363
TSB ID: 16NA119

This warranty administration bulletin provide policy on performing gm covered vehicle services and maintenance on vehicles originating/sold in canada.

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Chevrolet Malibu 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.

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