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  1. New 2020 Malibu Owner — I have some concerns

    Gen 9 General Discussion (Generation 9)
    Hi all! I stumbled onto this site though Googling some questions and concerns about my new Malibu. On 8/1/20, I purchased a new Malibu, white, and I believe it is an LS1 model, if I remember correctly (it has the 1.5 liter turbo engine). I’ve had good luck with GM cars in the past, and I was...
  2. Crackle noise when only accelerating for the first couple of miles

    Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    I've noticed that my 2011 Malibu is making a strange crackling noise when I accelerate. The engine works great at idle, and no strange noises. The crackle noise only happens when I first drive the car for the first mile or two, and notice the noise is loudest when the engine is below 2000 rpm...
  3. Rattle/ Vibration from engine bay during idling

    Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    My 2010 Malibu LS 2.4l 4spd developed a weird rattle vibration a few months ago. It isn't the engine knocking, there is no CEL or code when I read the OBD. The car is performing like it always has. The rattle is like a metallic vibration sound that only happens when the car is idling and...
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