Originally Posted by nutcrunch
2013 Malibu has the one piece "switchblade key" and fob remote.
Looks just like this
Push the silver button and the key flips out.
Yes, the Cruze has the same exact Key and Remote. I liked the previous generation Malibu setup. Amongst the issues I mentioned, the buttons are too small. Also, the key has a wierd shape, so I have trouble finding the slot for the ignition.
Did they move the location of the ignition on the 2013 Malibu to the steering wheel? It was on the dash in the previous generation. I thought that was a better location.
I noticed another change I'm not thrilled with. The interior and exterior lights don't turn on at night until you pull the key out. I guess I was so used to my previous Malibu. Gotta get used to this.