I am having that same problem with my 2018 Chevy Malibu w/42200 miles on it. The dealer wants to charge me for an obvious defect in the vehicle. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. With all that's going on in the world today, I would hope Chevrolet will do the right thing.Hi Bharat,
We’re sorry to hear you’re experiencing this concern with your Malibu, and understand how worrisome this must be. We assure you that your safety is of the utmost importance to us. If you would like for us to look into this further, and reach out to your dealership regarding further clarification, please let us know in a private message! Be sure to include your VIN, current mileage, contact information, and dealers name.
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Thank you@Kenneth Wilkins 8546
Bummer about your shifter. Just a warning, the user you quoted hasn't replied to another user in almost 3 years. While they might be watching, they lack interest and haven't been helpful to anyone in a long, long time.
Your best bet being out of warranty is contacting your service manager then Chevy directly via the number in your owner's manual. Many owners have had the price reduced. $150 is a common reduced price (lots better than the $700). One tip: don't let them just install a harness. It doesn't work long term and just kicks the can.
I posted about 2 months ago about the STP ...did the little fix with moving that metal clip to hit the button ... it was good for a few weeks and then back ... wiggling the shifter would take it away ... the past 3 days it would go away but next morning my battery was drained ...dealership put a “ new harness “ in today ... praying this takes care of it but reading these post I’m not hopeful... 2016 Malibu 44,000 miles charged me 196.00 ...
Time will tell ... but I agree ...I haven’t heard great things .... it will go right back in if it starts ... and then a new shifter ???? $ 700.00. I noticed the few people where paying for the harness ... guess I got robbed 196.00 🤬Good luck with the harness. I've read that it isn't much of a fix. I have a 16 premier and recently rented a 20 LT. The 2020 LT's shifter felt better. It's my understanding that the shifter is across all years and as had an updated part number - perhaps it's been redesigned.
Well they say the harness will fix it but it’s a temp fix $140... but it’s back and no warranty here either .. I need the permanent fixSame issue. I have 2016 Malibu and I get the error 'Shift to Park' 100% of the time now. It was intermittent about a month back and has become worse very quickly. I don't have warranty on the car anymore. However, does anyone know if this is such a common issue if GM is fixing this without out of pocket expense?
Pretty simple stuff: Fix it or trade it. As for the shift to park issue, post 2 of this discussion explains. If you want more advice about the car in general, you might create a new discussion with some info about your car (year, trim, engine, miles) and some history details. Perhaps advice will flow. Also, if you want to try a jimmy-rig fix, you can try this one:I don't know what to do