2011 Malibu LTZ 3.6L V6 Red Jewel Tintcoat
To the best of my knowledge, it applies to any model that has AC.
Using my Tech 2, I can finally lay this to rest. Yes, it does engage the AC. The AC also engages when you put the selector on the windshield. But that doesn't apply to just the Malibu but also just about any GM car I imagine, even the Impala. I tested it out and for sure it does engage the AC.Just remember that using Recirc also engages the AC, even though the light does not illuminate!