Originally Posted by ElderNurse
This is getting to be rediculous! My low beam headlight on the passenger side is out and my 3rd brake light is on when not being used. My battery died a month ago and locked me in the car. Chevrolet you are really letting me down!!! I have a 2009 Malibu LTZ it is a beautiful car but starting to be a thorn in my side.
The brake light issue is addressed in a post in this very sub-forum.
Your car cannot lock you in, you can pull up on the lock and let yourself out.
It's almost 2013 accounting for the fact that your car was likely assembled in 2008 and your battery before that even your battery is probably pushing 4-5 years old, probably time for a new one, factory batteries rarely last longer than 5 years.
Headlight bulbs are a maintenance item. Again, 3-4 year old bulbs, time for new ones.
Only one of these is abnormal and out of specs but a fix has already been found and it's a matter of reseating connectors and possibly a little dielectric grease. No need to cry wolf.