This service will be performed free of charge. Chevy offers two engines in the Malibu. For 2009, every Chevy Malibu gets the top-notch six-speed automatic. On the comfort front, Chevrolet has made a concerted effort to free the Malibu of noise and vibration, going as far to install specialized engine mounts to prevent engine vibrations from entering the passenger cabin. The manufacturer distributed an Interim letter to customers on July 14, 2014. Two engines motivate the Malibu: an economical 2.
This vehicle looks great for a 2009. Edmunds and The Los Angeles Times note the Chevrolet Malibu's average but handsome redesign is free of self-conscious oddness and gimmicks found in segment rivals. It is nightmare of a vehicle but it's paid for so I'll keep it for now. As of this publication, no crash tests have been performed on the Malibu. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly.
Exterior Car shoppers often decide on a car before sitting in or driving it. After testing the 169-horsepower engine back-to-back with the 252-hp V-6, I can see why. Door locks, rear child security Trunk emergency release handle Tire Pressure Monitor. Performance from the four-cylinder is good enough, but you may prefer the V-6 for more responsive, sportier driving. For a base 4-cylinder engine, I'm surprised how well it performs. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet , 1-800-762-2737 Pontiac , 1-800-553-6000 Saturn.
Owners were instructed to not bring their vehicles for repair until January 2013. Household electrical outlets can be found in the rear seating area. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492. Although leather is optional, the base fabric seats feel expensive and look durable. A smushed, two-panel grille is divided by a solid bar that features the trademark Chevy bowtie, and the grille is bordered by large, angled headlights.
Parts are not currently available. There was some torque steer present in the V-6 when accelerating hard. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet , 1-800-762-2737 Pontiac , 1-800-553-6000 Saturn. A limited-production is also available. They were by far the sportiest of the available packages I tested. Malibu in the Market In the simplest terms, Chevy now has a legitimate competitor to pit against the Camry and Accord.
The four-cylinder model can feel a bit underpowered when asked to move the heavy Malibu with any gusto. The 2008 redesign was sorely needed. I bought this car new and had to much trouble with this car. Also of note is that StabiliTrak stability control is now standard across the lineup. Bulletin 14117 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from February 1, 2008, through February 28, 2008.
I took the four-cylinder, six-cylinder and hybrid models through hundreds of miles of twisty roads and straight highways, and all three handled flawlessly, exhibiting little body roll. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet , 1-800-762-2737 Pontiac , 1-800-553-6000 Saturn. . The manufacturer distributed an Interim letter to customers on July 14, 2014. The exterior styling is modern, distinctive, and more European than anything else in a Chevy showroom.
Safety The Malibu comes with six standard airbags, including front-seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for both rows. There are plenty of cupholders, with two in the center console and one in each door. Remedy Dorman will notify owners, and dealers will refund the purchase price or replace the steering shafts, free of charge. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet , 1-800-762-2737 Pontiac , 1-800-553-6000 Saturn. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a pretty responsible car—but it's also fun to drive. The ride is quiet and comfortable, with just the slightest bit of road and wind noise seeping in, and wind buffeting is rare.
The Malibu does offer a manual-shift feature, unlike the Accord, that will make the leadfoot in the family smile. Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and a full complement of airbags—which include dual-stage front, front side thorax, and side curtain airbags—are standard equipment. Reviewers commend the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu for safety. For once, Chevy seems to have built a new model that competes with the best in the marketplace, rather than just another average entry. Edmunds slams Chevrolet for not offering a screen-based navigation system in the Malibu, calling it a mistake. Stability control is standard across the line for 2009.
Safety Dual front airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, curtain airbags, front-seatbelt pretensioners, tire-pressure monitoring, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and OnStar emergency services are standard on all Malibus, as is StabiliTrak. Notification to owners began on on November 9, 2012. For 2008, Chevrolet launched a completely redesigned Malibu that bears little resemblance to the appliance-like models of the past few years. Edmunds remarks its only bested by Honda's Accord, while Cars. For a base 4-cylinder engine, I'm surprised how well it performs. Although the new Malibu is still built off the same platform as the 2004 version, the body and the interior are completely new. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is well liked in the automotive community and by some of the most finicky review sources.