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Old 02-27-2010, 06:10 AM   #61
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I was at the dealership the other day getting my creeky break pedal fixed and they said they have another car with the same problem that had been in the shop several times they tried everything they did for mine and it still did not fix it, they are going to probably end up buying that one back.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:15 AM   #62
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Welp, i've got 2050 miles on my Malibu now. This morning when driving to work the "Check Gas CaP" message displayed. Five minutes later my check engine light came on. On Star called shortly after and ran a diag on the car to send to the dealership.

Hopefully it's just a bad gas cap for me. I'll have to take her in on Monday. My wife admitted to possibly capping off the gas when she last put gas in it, arrgghh!
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:50 AM   #63
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Anyone who has had the tank replaced have any updates?
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #64
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I am having this same problem also. Been to the dealer 2 times now. They have a new fuel tank on order and I will let you all know after they put it in. I was told by my Dealership they are plastic tanks
and they are having problems with the tanks expanding and contracting with the change in temps.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:36 AM   #65
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Anyone who has had the tank replaced have any updates?
I've got almost 24k miles on mine now, and no problems since... I need to be careful saying that. Friday I told a friend I hadn't needed my generator in 3 years. Sunday the electricity went out, and I fired up the generator...
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:51 AM   #66
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August 4th 2010:

After replacing the breather pipe, and the sender and the level-sensor and STILL getting the ping-ping after three different fill-up-and-use scenarios, Chevy replaced the entire tank in July 2010.

Haven't repeated any of my usual 3 scenarios yet (local gas prices way higher than out-and-about prices) but so far so good.

Beware! I did find that although you can press the cap down and ratchet it on, there are times when you can simply pull it back off!!! Happened to me twice and I'm no weakling in pushing the cap on...

Hopefully my problem is fixed, but I've thought that before...

Sadly, California Lemon Law requires the vehicle to be repeatedly repaired for a problem that causes significant loss of use - this is just a pain and doesn't qualify for a buy-back. That said, I'd still buy another Malibu - they are that good...

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Old 08-18-2010, 11:39 AM   #67
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Well I got the car back from the dealer on fri. and they replaced the fuel tank and pump assembly. They said they found a soft spot in the plastic fuel tank causing it to expand and contract. I filled it up last night and will test it today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #68
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I have an 09' Malibu that the check engine light has come on and off for awhile now. I replaced the gas cap and same problem. My mpg has lowered a little but wondering if this is a serious problem or can I let it go for a short time. 66,000 miles or so.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #69
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I have an 09' Malibu that the check engine light has come on and off for awhile now. I replaced the gas cap and same problem. My mpg has lowered a little but wondering if this is a serious problem or can I let it go for a short time. 66,000 miles or so.
A lit CEL just means its popped a code. What is/are the code/s? And why did you replace the gas cap?

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #70
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So did it end up being a bad valve that wouldn't close or open properly? Or something else and could it possibly have engine castrophe problems like shutting down or not starting?
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