Re: Door Lock Safety
I am writing about my 2009 Malibu door locks.
Last May, while my warranty was still in tact, my key fobs (both of them) stopped working. It was a hassle, but I figured I just needed to get new batteries in them and all would be good.
I bought new batteries but they still did not work. Unfortunately, by the time that I figured out it was a much bigger problem…my warranty had expired.
Shortly thereafter, my passenger-back door lock stopped responding to the power lock buttons (I.e., it will only go up and down manually.)
So now, I can't get in my trunk with groceries, I can't put them in the back seat, I have to open the front-driver door with the key, then lean down and pop the trunk, go back to the trunk… quite the hassle. Not to mention a safety issue. I no longer have the security of a quick entry, I no longer have the security of locking all my doors from the driver seat, I no longer have a panic button… all sorts of scenarios where this malfunction could endanger me.
Then, it gets better, I'm driving along one day and all the locks start going haywire. Up, down, clicking like crazy. It was very disconcerting.
My mother also bought a brand new 2009 Malibu shortly after me, and now one of her rear locks is not responding to her fob or her power lock buttons.
This got me thinking that this is a widespread problem, which I confirmed by going on some Chevy Malibu forums.
I hope you can resolve this issue for me. As I am still paying $400 monthly car payments, I can not afford the $350 plus that the dealership quoted me to fix the problem.