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Was detailing the car today and saw the foam at the bottom of the rear window looks like something has taken chunks out of it. Replace or leave it be?
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Re: Rear window foam dissolving

Sorry for posting this I got the answer to my question.
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Re: Rear window foam dissolving

I know mine got so hot it started to slide up the window. I was told it's common...
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Re: Rear window foam dissolving

There is a service bulletin covering this problem. #09-08-110-001A

Repair covered by the 3/36 warranty if that is still valid.
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Re: Rear window foam dissolving

I'm not sure what you guys are talking about. How about a picture, that would help!


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Re: Rear window foam dissolving

I got my answer from here (https://www.chevymalibuforum.com/foru...hp/t-5774.html) dc2009 is correct as well. I'll see if I can get a picture its really not noticeable I just happed to be cleaning the back and spotted it.
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Re: Rear window foam dissolving

All it is is a piece of 3/8 in X 7/16 in adhesive-backed pressure sensitive sponge rubber weatherstrip material attached to the rear self to fill the gap between the shelf and the rear window. It also helps keep the shelf from rattling.

If this material was stretched when it was applied to the shelf panel, heat causes this material shrink and work its way out.

If you are out of warranty and a do-it-yourself type person and figure out how to remove the shelf, you can probably can get an equivalent piece of weatherstrip at the local hardware store for a couple bucks.
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Re: Rear window foam dissolving

Thanks guys for the clearification. I wonder if the 2010 and 2011 models have the same problem?


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The service bulletin that was released in July 2010 says 2008-2011 Chevrolet Malibu
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