Chevrolet Malibu Fault Codes
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Common Malibu Fault Codes
These are the most common Malibu fault codes that people are searching for.
Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Exhaust Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)Learn More Fixes
Intake Air Temperature Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More
System Too Lean (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit IntermittentLearn More
O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More
Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit LowLearn More
O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More
MAF Sensor Out Of Self Test Range./KOER Not Able To Complete KOER AbortedLearn More
Dual Battery Control Module PerformanceLearn More
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More Fixes
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Rich Bank 1Learn More Fixes
Cold Start Rough IdleLearn More
Engine Coolant Flow Low/PerformanceLearn More
Active Grille Air Shutter PerformanceLearn More
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High InputLearn More
Turbo / Super Charger UnderboostLearn More Fixes
Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow DetectedLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Leak DetectedLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge flowLearn More Fixes
Lost Communication With ECM/PCM "A"Learn More Fixes
Cylinder 1 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
System Too Lean (Bank 2)Learn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Valve/Solenoid Circuit MalfunctionLearn More Fixes
EGRC Solenoid ValveLearn More
Charging System Voltage Too LowLearn More
Transmission Neutral Safety Switch Short Circuit To BatteryLearn More
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A / B Voltage CorrelationLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission System High Purge FlowLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit MalfunctionLearn More Fixes
Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Fuel Pressure Regulator PerformanceLearn More Fixes
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Primary IdLearn More
Lost Communication With Throttle Actuator Control ModuleLearn More
Control Module Communication Bus "A" OffLearn More Fixes
SGC (Cam Position) Sensor Circuit Malfunction/ Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position CorrelationLearn More
Theft Deterrent Fuel Enable Signal Not Received/ B+ Supply To VCRM A/C Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
IMRC Input Error (Bank 1)Learn More
IDM Input Circuit Malfunction/ Ignition Coil Control Circuit High VoltageLearn More
Maximum Adaptive & Long Term ShiftLearn More
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Retarded (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor ALearn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor BLearn More Fixes
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Control Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More Fixes
Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Voltage InputLearn More Fixes
Intake Air Temperature Circuit High InputLearn More Fixes
Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
System Too Rich (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
System Too Rich (Bank 2)Learn More Fixes
Cylinder 2 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 3 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 4 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 5 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 6 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Knock Sensor 1 Circuit (Bank 2 or Single Sensor)Learn More Fixes
Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input (Bank 2)Learn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit MalfunctionLearn More Fixes
Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More Fixes
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient DetectedLearn More Fixes
System Gross Leak Evaporative EmissionLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emissions System Small Leak DetectedLearn More Fixes
Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High InputLearn More Fixes
Idle Control System RPM higher Than ExpectedLearn More Fixes
Transmission Control System MalfunctionLearn More Fixes
Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean Bank 1Learn More Fixes
- Manufacturer: Chevrolet
About the Malibu
The Chevy Malibu first made its debut during the muscle car era in 1964. It remained on the market in this form until 1983 until its temporary hiatus. Chevrolet brought the model back as a more reserved mid-size car in 1997.
In total there have been nine generations under the Malibu nameplate. The latest of these made its debut in 2016. Chevrolet has announced plans to unveil the 10th generation in 2025.
The model represents the only sedan offering currently in the entire Chevrolet lineup.
Competition for the newer version of the Malibu comes from the Honda Accord, Kia K5, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima.
In its long stay on the market, one of the most common problems owners have faced is P0013. This code indicates that the exhaust camshaft position actuator is not functioning properly.
Owners have reported that the exhaust solenoids may be to blame, while others have found that the camshaft position sensor itself may be at fault and need replacing.
Similarly, fault code P0014 indicates that the exhaust camshaft is over-advanced.
Should these two codes be logged together, it is likely that the camshaft position sensor itself is the problem and needs to be replaced. Faults in the sensor circuit can also add to this problem.
Another common issue that affects Malibus with V-shaped engines is fault code P0430. This code indicates that there is a problem with the catalytic converter in the second bank of the engine.
With any older model, it is likely that the catalytic converter is in need of replacement as it has reached its lifespan. However, there can be other issues like faulty oxygen sensors or upstream exhaust leaks that are the cause.