RE: 2008 Malibu - faulty transmission, anyone else?
Make sure the dealer reads this bulletin below. There are updated parts to prevent this from happening in the future
4T45-E Automatic Transmission (RPO MN5/ME7) No Reverse, Binds in Reverse, No Movement, DTC P0756 (Perform Appropriate Repair as Outlined in Bulletin)
2008 Buick LaCrosse (Export China Only), LaCrosse Hybrid (Export China Only)
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu, Malibu Hybrid, Malibu Classic[/align][align=left]2008 Pontiac G5, G6[/align][align=left]2008 Saturn AURA, AURA Hybrid, VUE, VUE Hybrid[/align][align=left]with Hydra-Matic® 4T45-E Automatic Transmission (RPOs MN5 (Non-Hybrid) or ME7 (Hybrid))[/align]
Some customers may comment on one or more of the following conditions:[align=left]
Binds in Reverse[/align][align=left]•
No Movement[/align]In some cases, a scan tool may reveal DTC P0756 set.
The cause of this condition may be due to direct coast clutch failure.
A new direct clutch plate has been released mid-year with different friction plate material. If a vehicle has a direct coast clutch failure or a repair that requires a major overhaul, use the information below to determine the appropriate repair. Information will be specific to the model number of the transmission.