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October 1st, 2007, 10:33 PM   #1  
03 malibu turn signals working intermittently

My 03 Malibu turn signals work intermittently. None of the bulbs are burned out. The hazards work, but the blinkers do not. Can someone please tell me what could be wrong and what would it take to fix it?

 
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October 2nd, 2007, 12:42 PM   #2  
RE: 03 malibu turn signals working intermittently

sounds like ur hazard switch is bad. i'd replace that first. pretty cheap and not hard to replace.

 
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October 3rd, 2007, 11:29 AM   #3  
RE: 03 malibu turn signals working intermittently

hazard switch bad...??/ they are working, the signal swith sounds gone to me...if the hazards wok,

 
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October 4th, 2007, 10:31 AM   #4  
RE: 03 malibu turn signals working intermittently

There was a recall campaign on GM vehicles that included Malibus for the hazard switch affecting the turn signals intermittant fault.





NHTSA Campaign #:
03V327000

Manufacturer Campaign #:
03043

Make:
Chevrolet

Model:
Malibu

Year:
2001

Component:
Exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch

Manufacturers Involved:
General motors corp.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:
03/23/2000

End Date Of Manufacturing:
05/31/2001

Recall Type:
V

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
670740

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer:
02/05/2004

Recall Initiator:
Odi

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall:
General motors corp.

Date Report Received By ODI:
08/28/2003

Date Added To File:
09/04/2003

Regulation Part #:


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #:


Defect Summary:
Certain passenger vehicles have hazard warning switches that may experience solder joint cracking caused by rapid temperature transitions and the soldering process. if solder joint cracking occurs and results in an open circuit, the turn signals/hazard lamps become intermittent or inoperative.

Consequence Summary:
When the turn signals are inoperative, the driver cannot use them to signal intent to turn that could result in a crash.

Corrective Action:
Dealers will replace the hazard warning switch. owner notification began on february 5, 2004. owners should contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.

 
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September 18th, 2009, 9:18 PM   #5  
Is there a statue of limitation on this recall? I have an '02 malibu that is experiencing this now. I never rec. a letter for this recall. All replys are appreciated.

 
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September 28th, 2009, 8:38 PM   #6  
2002 Malibu Intermittent, etc. Turn Signal/Hazard Flashers

Howard

My daughter's friend has an '02 Malibu with similar problems. You might want to look into this GM Policy update posted by the NHTSA as Action Number: PE05055.

Summary:
IN DECEMBER 2004, GM ISSUED A SPECIAL POLICY FOR MY 1999-2000 ALERO, GRAND AM AND MALIBU VEHICLES NOT COVERED UNDER RECALL 03V327. THE POLICY COVERED TURN SIGNAL/HAZARD FLASHER FAILURE FOR A PERIOD OF 10 YEARS OR 150,000 MILES (WHICHEVER OCCURRED FIRST) TO PROVIDE A NO COST REPLACEMENT OF THE HAZARD SWITCH. GM SENT LETTERS TO OWNERS STARTING DECEMBER 30, 2004. IN JANUARY 2006, GM WILL UPDATE THE SPECIAL POLICY TO INCLUDE MY 2002 ALERO, GRAND AM AND MALIBU VEHICLES NOT COVERED UNDER RECALL 03V-327. THE POLICY COVERS TURN SIGNAL/HAZARD FLASHER FAILURE FOR A PERIOD OF 10 YEARS OR 150,000 MILES (WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST) TO PROVIDE A NO COST REPLACEMENT OF THE HAZARD SWITCH. GM WILL SEND LETTERS TO OWNERS STARTING LATE APRIL 2006. THE ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE MANUFACTURER IS SUFFICIENT TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES RAISED BY THIS INVESTIGATION. THE CLOSING OF THIS INVESTIGATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FINDING BY NHTSA THAT NO SAFETY-RELATED DEFECT EXISTS. THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE FUTURE ACTION IF WARRANTED BY THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Here is the NHTSA link to this Action:
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...h&summary=true

You might want to contact Chevrolet about this policy update at the 800 number in golfer's post.

HTH.
MoJo

Unfortunately, my daughter's '04 Malibu has "left turn signal on steroids" issues that I'm looking into and does not appear to be covered by GM at this time.

 
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