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Chevrolet Malibu Check Engine Light Problems Persisting For Drivers

April 11, 2018 By: LemonLaw Category: Check Engine Light, chevrolet

Many Chevrolet Malibu drivers are being hit with an unexpected surprise almost immediately after buying the car—their check engine light turns on.  The Chevrolet Malibu check engine light issue is most prevalent with 2016 models, but we have been receiving a number of calls from mad Malibu owners on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline.

At this time, it appears GM does not yet have a fix for the Chevrolet Malibu check engine light. According to the  CarComplaints Blog,  dealerships presume multiple causes for the flashing light including:

  • Engine Misfries
  • Piston damage
  • Unknown Causes
  • Faulty Fuel Pump
  • Engine and Transmission issues

As a result of the Chevrolet Malibu check engine lights, many drivers have returned to their dealer again and again for a fix and sadly no real solution.  If you are experiencing problems where your  Malibu check engine light comes on multiple times shortly after buying the vehicle, visit your nearest dealership immediately. Every time the check engine light comes on, take a picture or video with your smart phone documenting the light and the mileage. After every repair visit, even if they say the car is operating to specifications, make sure you obtain an invoice.  Make sure you keep these invoices, photos, and videos in a safe place.

If you’ve had repetitive visits to the dealer addressing your Chevrolet Malibu check engine light problems, and/or your vehicle has been in the shop an extended period of time, please email us or call, 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536 6652). You could be entitled to a repurchase, new vehicle, or significant monetary compensation under State or Federal law. And best of all, help is 100% cost-free. If you are dealing with check engine lights, it’s time you learn about your rights.  Call or email us today to discuss your situation and how we can help.


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19 Responses to “Chevrolet Malibu Check Engine Light Problems Persisting For Drivers”


  1. #1 Anna Spencer says:

    I have multiple documents proving that my car has been in the shop multiple times for extended periods of time.

    • State: DC
  2. #2 Domingos Fernandes says:

    I had 2017 Chevy Malibu I have the issue. The old checking engine light!!

    • State: Massachusetts
  3. #3 LemonLaw says:

    @Domingos: If the car has been in three or more times for the same issue, give us a call at 800 536 6652 to discuss.

    • #4 Wanda Hartley says:

      My check engine light came on I only had the car July 15 2017

      • State: Illinois
    • #5 B W says:

      I have a 2018 Malibu, 16k miles, and an intemintint check engine light, traction control, and low power mode. Visits to the dealership are very disturbing. The dealer refuses to acknowledge my concerns, and continually says my vehicle is drivable. My frustration level is at an all time high. It’s completely unacceptable. While driving the vehicle, the low power mode comes on, the RPMs go to 9000, and I become a road hazard, and safety risk.

      • State: Texas
    • #6 Domingos Fernandes says:

      October 11 for November 5 I had 4× engine light. Chevy Malibu 2017 not pleasant experience at all!! Please help

      • State: Massachusetts
    • #7 Eric Buckels says:

      Engine light on my 2017 malibu begin a week after purchase. Has returned at least 15 times since. Was told at first that the light had to be on when i brought the car in. I begin to receive messages from on star telling me to take car in for servicing. I have taken it in to be serviced three times. They re program it and return it. I was told that once GM find the problem they will let the dealer know. Also the carpet in my car has come loose a week after i purchase the car April 15. 2017.

      • State: Mo
    • #8 Ben B says:

      I have a 2018 Malibu I’ve had the car for exactly 11mos brand new purchased. The check engine like came on ,reduced idle and check stabilitrak came on at 30k miles. Dealer claimed it was some Sensor repaired that. Now I’m at 32k miles and the same issue. Now they’re replacing the pistons. I’m worried. Having these problems with low miles have me concerned. Il be extremely upside down If I traded the car in. Any suggestions

      • State: Illinois
    • #9 LemonLaw says:

      @Ben: Under the State and federal law,s you could receive monetary compensation to reflect diminished value while maintaining ownership.

      • #10 Jaclyn c says:

        Was driving to make a left to to cross the intersection on a green light on my yield the car lost all power and stalled out in the middle of the intersection took it to the dealer and described them what it did and they said they’ve never heard that before and they ran a diagnostic on it and they said nothing was wrong with the car! But yet it almost killed me and my husband. And every time I hit a bump my onstar talks to me with no buttons pushed nothing. My dash blacks out and looses all sound from time to time no signal sounds no radio sounds nothing! When I’m in work I’m come back to my car after a twelve hour shift when I haven’t been around the car for twelve hours the cars radio is on playing full blast! I was starting to think my car was haunted but I’ve been reading about it and the dealer says there is nothing wrong with the vehicle! Now I’m starting to see I’m not the only person that’s going threw this problem! Any one can help would be much appreciated!

        • State: New Mexico
      • #11 Barbara myers says:

        I have a 2017 Chevy Malibu that the engine light has came on 6 times as I’m writing this it is on and going for service tomm it only has 25000 miles on it

        • State: West Virginia
      • #12 LemonLaw says:

        @Barbara: I think we can help. Please visit http://www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html and fill out your information. We will contact you to discuss your situation.

        • #13 Vincent Spanburgh says:

          Just rented a 2019 Malibu a few days ago as my Altima is being repaired. Engine light just came on in this rental. That is sad.

          • State: Texas
        • #14 Brian Townsend says:

          Check engine light on. 2017 Malibu. Paid to have it repaired 3 months ago. Dealership saying I have to pay again to have it fixed. Also paid to have windshield wiper component system replaced 1 week ago. Fredom Chevrolet in Dallas (place of purchase) is saying I have to pay for additional repairs … 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, in order for my windshield wiper system to work.

          • State: Texas
        • #15 Andrew Cory says:

          I to have a 17 Malibu lemon. The engine light is constantly on and having cancer and being 4hrs to the closest hospital or chev dealer. I am sared. Is there a lemon law company in canada to help me. I bought this car so i can make my treatments. My family needs me and not maling treatments because of this scares me. Thanks to any and all who can help me in any way.

          • State: Canada
        • #16 Jeff Johnson says:

          Check engine light came on this morning on my 2018 with 9800 miles. This was after I had to turn off the car to go into McDonalds because my windows were frozen so I couldn’t go through the drive thru. Yesterday my heat wouldn’t come on, it would only blow cool air. I have a wave in the back glass that’s in my line of sight. The cabin air doesn’t block outside smells. When it’s below 30 I can’t use the buttons on the door handles to unlock the doors because they are frozen. There are other complaints that I can’t remember but I’ve never hated a car so much.

          • State: TN
        • #17 irma Avalos says:

          My check engine light came on on the expressway today on my 2017 malibu LT. The dealership said it may be a sensor but I told him my car was bought only in May 2017. The car loses power and wasted lots of gas so not sure if that has anything to do with this issue.

          • State: IIlinois
        • #18 Roderick Moore says:

          I purchased a 2017 Chevy Malibu brand new. Several times the check engine light comes on,and Reduced engine power is displayed. The speed drops down to 40 MPH , have to pull over and restart to get the light to go out and drive at top speed. Finally took it to the dealership, it’s been two weeks now,and still haven’t fixed it,still there. Need help!

          • State: TX
        • #19 Felicia Williams says:

          I have a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu that I purchased new and I was told by my local Chevrolet dealer that my warranty has expired after my engine light came on, later being told that I needed a O2 sensor and a foot paddle mind you my car has 45,000 after I got that repair done now yesterday my engine light is back on and I’m receiving messages from Chevrolet diagnostics telling me it’s the emission system. This is ridiculous!!

          • State: ILLINOIS

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