Recall Alert: 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu and 2005-2008 Pontiac G6


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.1 million model-year 2004-08 Chevrolet Malibu and model-year 2005-08 Pontiac G6 vehicles equipped with four-speed automatic transmissions. This is an expansion of an earlier recall of the 2007-08 Saturn Aura.

The Problem: In these cars, a shift cable could wear out over time, resulting in a mismatch of the gear position indicated by the shift lever, according to GM. If the cable fractures, the driver may not be able to shift gears, remove the key from the ignition or shift the transmission into Park. The automaker is aware of 18 crashes and one injury among four-speed G6 and Malibu cars.

The Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift cable and attachment bracket at no charge.

What Owners Should Do: For more info, owners can call GM at 800-553-6000.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Brady Holt

The picture is the 1997-2003 Malibu.


Brady they made the "classic" model until 05.

Brady Holt

True, but considering that the other cars in the recall are twins of the Epsilon Malibu, odds are very slim that this is the correct vehicle.

I drive a 2005 Chevy Classic and this picture is exactly like my car. I have a friend who has a 2005 Chevy Malibu which was has the newer body style.


My 2004 malibu hAd the shift cable broke and its on national back order, but. The part is only recalled on batch (like i was told) now i have to get.a rental. my EPS gave out and i. Paid $600+to fix it and just fou.d out it was a recall. N cant afford tbis rental much longer. I dont. Feel i should have to pay this alll out of my pockg.


I have a 07 malibu and the shift cable officially snapped. for the last 3 months i was having problems shifting gears, then i find out about the recall, 2 weeks later, it breaks. My dealership calls GM and they said GM will NOT provide me a loaner car, they will do a search to try to find one of the old recalled parts and order that as a "temp fix" until they make the new parts. Except, they expect ME to pay for that!! And when the new parts come in, they will then replace for free. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!! Since my car is no longer drivable, and i have 2 kids and work to get to, they should be providing the rental until the parts are here. Suggestions on what i can do from here??


I have a 2008 Chevy Malibu
It has had at leaset 3 recalls now aty 130,000 miles the airbag sensors are bad the airbag will not fuction and they want over $500 to repair them. 130,000 miles this car is just brokein and the main safety device does not work. Safety devices should always be maintained by the manfqcturee for at least 200,000 miles as the life of a modern car should far exceed those miles and the safety should be #1 issuefor the manufacturer.

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