GM Releases Fix For Chevy Malibu Unseated Body Control Module Connectors4
GM has issued a service bulletin for certain units of the 2023 Chevy Malibu, where a connector for the Body Control Module may not be correctly seated.
The problem: affected units of the Chevy Malibu may have a condition where one or more connectors for the body control module are not fully seated. This problem can also affect certain units of the 2023 Cadillac XT4.
The fix: dealers are to inspect affected vehicles and make certain the connectors for the body control module are fully and correctly seated. The module is accessed by pulling the passenger’s side front carpet back. No parts are required for this repair.
- Body control module.
- 2023 Chevy Malibu
- 2023 Cadillac XT4
Number of affected vehicles: it’s unclear at this time how many vehicles are affected by this issue in total.
Owners should: wait for dealers to contact them, or bring their vehicle into the dealership to have the service bulletin performed. For those with additional questions, Chevy’s customer service number is provided below, along with the customer satisfaction program number.
- GM Customer Satisfaction Program Number: N222390510
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
The 2023 Chevy Malibu received some changes for the new model year, including the Premier trim level being dropped, along with its turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG engine and GM nine-speed automatic transmission. The Premier trim was repackaged as the Malibu 2LT, which features the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV engine and GM’s continuously variable automatic transmission. In addition the Convenience 1 package (RPO code PDQ) and Convenience 2 package (PCM) have been discontinued.
Production of the 2024 model-year Chevy Malibu is scheduled to start in June, 2023 at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City. Back in December 2022, GM Authority exclusively reported that a new generation of the Malibu is on the way for the 2025 model year, which would ride on a variant of the VSS-F vehicle set dubbed D/E, and use an internal combustion engine rather than a fully electric powertrain.
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Why did they stop making the Cruze ? They could have put the CVT in and called it Malibu
GM is slowly killing the Malibu by cheapening and under powering it until no one will buy it.
Agreed! GM wants to follow Ford, FCA, Mazda, Opel, Buick NA by exiting the segment. Chevrolet still sells a lot of Malibu copies and, if I remember correctly, DX22 is a modular platform underpinning some crossovers.
GM made, IMO, a mistake killing Impala given the great reviews. GM should have reduced cost of Impala, done a minor reskin, and sold it as the next generation Malibu. The larger size and excellent dynamics would have equaled a Super Accord on the road and helped steal sales from Hyandai and Kia.
GM has a history of issues with these connections, my Pontiac G-6 was recalled for problems with these connectors that didn’t have enough contact pressure. Before that I had a 97 Malibu that the fuses were loose in the fuse block due to weak contact pressure that caused the wipers not to work randomly. I had to shin the fuse pins to fix that myself. Seems like simple stuff that shouldn’t happen.