There’s a potential problem concerning the eight-generation Chevrolet Malibu, according to a recent report by ABC News. GM has even recognized the issue but at this point is not issuing a recall or even a service bulletin.
The problem isn’t life threatening but it’s still an issue nonetheless: the 2.5L engine with stop/start technology won’t shutoff at stoplights.
Like many modern cars, the 2014/2015 Malibu with the 2.5L Ecotec engine is equipped with start/stop technology that’s supposed to shutoff the engine at stoplights in order to save fuel. But that’s just not happening, says Malibu owner Russell Gordon.
“I couldn’t get it to initialize so I kept going back to the dealership to explain to them that there was an issue,” says Gordon. “It was really starting to irritate me”.
While Gordon’s original dealership couldn’t figure it out, a different dealership took a peek and concluded there was a malfunction in the brake position module, he says.
The news outlet reached out to GM for comment and a spokesperson replied via email:
“We are aware of a potential issue with the Brake Pedal Position Sensor and are currently evaluating. We are trying to better understand root cause at this point.”
The news outlet failed to recognized that the 2014/15 Malibu is also equipped with stop/start as standard, and we’re curious as to whether or not the alleged problem also extends to the more popular mainstream Malibu.
The company says its engineers are eager to speak with owners like Gordon in order to better understand the issue, but at this point there are no plans to issue a recall or even a service bulletin. However, a very similar recall was issued not too long ago.
Experiencing a similar? You can call GM at 304-462-9256 or contact them through the Warranty, Repair and Lemon Law website right here.