Re: Turn signal stalk making loud sound
Ok, so a status update. I made an appointment at the Power Chevrolet Arrowhead dealer for today and took my car in to have it looked at. Since I posted this, many other things started to go wrong with the car.
First off, my oil life monitor will intermittently reset on it's own. I know this, as I am the only one who drives this car and I rely heavily on it for my oil change.
Second, I began noticing on two separate occasions, when the turn signals were on, the temperature gauge started fluctuating about a 1/8 inch for a second or two before I turned.
Third, I am getting really crappy fuel economy with this car. I'm talking low 20's on the highway and mid-teens in the city bad.
The service department had the car for about 4 hours and came back to me and told me they reprogrammed the PCM/BCM in hopes that the problems were fixed. The only way to know for sure if it is fixed, he said, is to drive it. He said about 1000 miles will do and they will check it again to see if any issues show up. Upon driving away from the service department, I noticed a new "addition" to my car. It is a small black box about 1 inch square with a button on it and a connector of some sort with a wire running under the dashboard.
Now may I add, the physical issue of the noise on the turn signal stalk is not fixed and now I have this random mystery box screwed (yes SCREWED with actual screws) in under my dashboard next to the OBDII connector, which I am almost sure is causing weird things to my car. I noticed my shifting has gotten slightly worse and car is a dog on the highway. What is going on? My ownership experience went from great to a nightmare with this car and the service advisor looked at me like I was crazy for all this happening.
2012 Malibu 1LT All-Star Edition
Exterior: Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat
Last edited by Setnev; 06-28-2012 at 09:18 PM.