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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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9 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.


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