Posts tagged Chevrolet Malibu
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Fuel Injector Recall

2018 Chevrolet Malibu fuel injector issues are forcing GM to recall a little over 177,000 model year 2018 cars equipped with 1.5-liter turbo engines.

General Motors says software problems can cause the fuel injectors to become disabled.

The Malibu may stall without warning while driving and the disabled fuel injectors will prevent the engine from starting.

General Motors says it's possible a driver will see an illuminated check engine warning light when the fuel injectors fail.

Here are the main comments from GM to NHTSA:

Potential Number of Units Affected: 177,276

Problem Description: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles equipped with 1.5L turbo engines. An error in the Engine Control Module (ECM) software may result in the fuel injectors being disabled.

Consequence: Disabled fuel injectors would prevent the engine from starting and may cause a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECM software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-630-2438. GM's number for this recall is N192221960

If you’re in California and own one of these vehicles and have had fuel injector or engine issues, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibu Throttle class action

A putative class class action was filed on May 24, 2019 in Federal Court in Maryland concerning 2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibu’s and their throttle position / accelerator system. At bottom, the class action alleges:

“This action arises from the sale or lease of thousands of 2016 – 2018 Chevy Malibu vehicles throughout Maryland and the United States manufactured by Defendant GM that are equipped with a defective electronic throttle control and/or accelerator pedal position sensor that cause the vehicles to abruptly lose power, often at interstate highway speeds”

The class action complaint also says the ‘Engine Power is Reduced” notification on the dashboard will illuminate, along with loss of power.

Hutchinson and the proposed Class are represented by Nicholas A. Migliaccio, Jason S. Rathod and Esfand Y. Nafisi of Migliaccio & Rathod LLP, and Daniel Levin and Nicholas Elia of Levin Sedran & Berman.

The Chevy Malibu Class Action Lawsuit is Hutchinson v. General Motors LLC, Case No. 8:19-­cv­-01551, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and class counsel are Migliaccio & Rathod LLP and Levin Sedran & Berman.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Malibu to a dealership for issues above, from loss of power, throttle position sensor replacement, accelerator system replacement or any warranty condition, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

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Chevrolet Malibu / Cruze Piston Failure updated TSB

A few weeks ago I wrote about 2016-2017 Chevrolet Malibu’s and how they’ve been experiencing issues with the pistons within their engine.

I’ve attached here a new TSB (updated version F) that outlines the piston failure issue for 2016-2017 Chevrolet Malibus. That can be accessed here.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Cruze to a dealership for issues above, from engine failure, piston failure or any warranty condition, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

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2016 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Premature Piston Failure

A few weeks ago I wrote about 2016-2017 Chevrolet Malibu’s and how they’ve been experiencing issues with the pistons within their engine.

After more research, the problem appears to be more widespread than thought. The warranty extension regarding an update to the ECM can be found here.

Needless to say, replacing the pistons within an engine can be considered major work done to the vehicle, as well as alteration of the computer that runs the vehicle (ECM). If this work has been done, the vehicle will not operate the same as when it was purchased.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Cruze to a dealership for issues above, from engine failure, piston failure or any warranty condition, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

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2016 - 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and Malibu Piston Problems

Multiple owners of the 2016-2017 Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Malbu owners have noted odd premature piston failure in their engines. GM is aware of the issue and issued a technical service bulletin that says:

Some customers may comment on a rough running engine with the Malfunction Indicator Lamp ON. Upon inspection, a technician may find DTC P0300 set along with a misfire low compression in one or more cylinders. This condition may be caused by a damaged piston.

That TSB is accessible here. Additionally, the warranty extension from GM is found below:

March 2017

This notice applies to your vehicle, VIN:______________________

Dear General Motors Customer:

We have learned that your 2016 or 2017 model year Chevrolet Malibu may have a condition that could cause your engine to perform poorly and oil consumption to increase. In addition, a service engine light may illuminate indicating an engine misfire. If the condition is present, and the engine is not repaired immediately, a piston may become damaged, and the engine may need to be repaired or replaced.

Your satisfaction with your Malibu is very important to us, so we are announcing a program to prevent this condition or, if it has occurred, to fix it.

What We Will Do: Your GM dealer will reprogram the Engine Control Module (ECM) and change the engine oil. This service will be performed for you at no charge until March 31, 2019.1 After that, any applicable warranty will apply.

What You Should Do: To limit any possible inconvenience, we recommend that you contact your dealer as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for this repair. By scheduling an appointment, your dealer can ensure that the necessary parts will be available on your scheduled appointment date.

Important: In the future, when replacing the engine oil for the 1.5L L4 turbo engine, GM strongly recommends dexos 1 approved ACDelco Full Synthetic 5W-30, Mobil 1 Full Synthetic 5W-30, or any other oil meeting dexos 1 second generation requirements.

Enclosed with this letter please find an owner manual supplement which updates the engine oil requirements for your vehicle. Please keep this insert with your important vehicle documents for reference.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, just contact your dealer or the appropriate Customer Assistance Center at the number listed below.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience or concern that this situation may cause you. We want you to know that we will do our best, throughout your ownership experience, to ensure that your GM vehicle [or if only one model involved, list name] provides you many miles of enjoyable driving.

Terry M. Inch

Executive Director

Global Connected Customer Experience

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If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Cruze to a dealership for issues above, from engine failure, piston failure or any warranty condition, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

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2015 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

Some owners of 2015 through 2017 Chevrolet Malibus have experienced problems relating to transmission failure, engine failure, illumination of the Check Engine Light and other problems.  

GM has released several TSB's to repair the issue, like PIP5421, PIP5517A, PIP5417A, PIE0389A, and PIC6169C

If you have experienced issues, or any other warranty issues, you may be entitled to a refund, replacement or monetary compensation under the California Lemon Law.  

For a free consultation regarding your rights as a consumer or to see if your vehicle qualifies under lemon law, please call us at 424-299-4447 or visit us at www.valerolaw.com.