CMF Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Montreal, Canada
Re: Brake lights won't turn off and Cruise won't work
I had a similar problem in the past with my 08 Bu where my brake was on without any intervention from my part. This is probably why the cruise stop working at the same time. The problem was at the electric pedals combine with the telescoping steering. At some positions, there was an interference between both mechanism. If I remember, there is a TSB on this problem and the solution is to install somewhere 2 small metal washer to add space in the electric pedal mechanism to prevent interference with the steering shaft. The other solution is to play with the telescoping steering and\or electric pedals.
I'm not sure but in my case, the problem came on when the pedals was at the lowest position and the steering wheel completely inside and tilted down so ask someone to stand behind the car and play with the electric pedals and the steering wheels (tilt and telescope) to see if the brake lights come on at different positions.
2008 Malibu 2LT 2.4L Imperial Blue, Rear Trunk Lip and Window Spoilers, Chrome Pillar Posts and Handles, Tinted Windows and Personal Audio Link (PAL) for Ipod.