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2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently


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thisischris
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Sep 5, 2015, 6:49 PM

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2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

I recently bought a used 2002 Chevy Malibu. Has a V6 3.1 Liter and around 123, 300 miles. And ever since I bought it a week ago I've noticed that the turn signals are unpredictable. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. All I know for sure is they work when I first start the car up. After doing some research, I decided to replace the turn signal switch, which also has the wiper switch connected. But it still is doing the same thing. So there must be something else going on. I did some more research and the one thing that keeps popping up in connection is the hazard switch. Some people suggested pushing the switch to fix the turn signal problem. And I've done that with mixed results. And after doing some more research I think the hazard switch might need to be replaced. I also found out that there was an investigation into this specific problem but no formal recall. So I don't know what the next step would be. Also the wipers only seem to work at one speed. I'm still learning about the car so I don't know if that's normal or not. They definitely work though. I will be taking the car to a local Chevy service center to have it serviced in relation to a recent recall that has to do with the ignition. So I thought about asking them when I take it in. But that isn't till Tuesday. So if someone out there can help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


Double J
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Sep 5, 2015, 10:24 PM

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Re: 2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

Its probably the Hazard Switch.

GM issued a Special Policy Bulletin on these.
A Special Policy is not a recall tho.
Recalls permit the dealer to repair the vehicle regardless if the symptoms are present or not.

A Special Policy only permits the dealers to repair the vehicle if the concern is present. And it has limitations.
It basically extends the warranty on that said part for an extra amount of years or miles.
In this case, it was for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever occurs first.



Here is an excerpt from the SP with the Vin breaks and part numbers


Subject:Special Policy Adjustment-Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Flashers #04098A - (01/11/2006) Models:1999-2002 Chevrolet Malibu
1999-2002 Oldsmobile Alero
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1999-2002 Pontiac Grand Am


This bulletin is being revised to include 2001-2002 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles. Due to part availability, it is anticipated that customers will not be notified until late April 2006. In the meantime, should a customer bring in a 2001-2002 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, or Pontiac Grand Am vehicle because the turn signal/hazard warning flashers are inoperative, repair the vehicle as described in this bulletin and submit the claim using the labor code found in this bulletin.

Please discard all copies of bulletin 04098 issued December 2004.
Condition
Some customers of 1999-2002 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, Pontiac Grand Am, and 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass may have turn signal/hazard flashers that become inoperative. Special Policy Adjustment
This special policy covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.
For 1999-2000 vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after December 23, 2004 are covered by this special policy and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to December 23, 2004 must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.
For 2001-2002 vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after January 11, 2006 are covered by this special policy and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to January 11, 2006 must be submitted to the Service Contract provider. Vehicles Involved
Involved are certain 1999-2002 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, Pontiac Grand Am, and 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass built within the following VIN breakpoints:
Year
Division
Model
From
Through
1999
Chevrolet
Malibu
X6213206
X6278263


2000
Chevrolet
Malibu
Y6100001
Y6239268


2001
Chevrolet
Malibu
16272052
16281822


1M630651
1M684672


2002
Chevrolet
Malibu
2M500001
2M729093


1999
Oldsmobile
Cutlass
X6332770
X6343584


1999
Oldsmobile
Alero
XC002988
XC435868


2000
Oldsmobile
Alero
YC000007
YC372282


2001
Oldsmobile
Alero
1C242103
1C286657


2002
Oldsmobile
Alero
2C100001
2C321946


1999
Pontiac
Grand Am
XC567634
XC585563


XM893151
XM945549


2000
Pontiac
Grand Am
YC500001
YC535879


YM700011
YM799794


2001
Pontiac
Grand Am
1C242518
1C669963


2001
Pontiac
Grand Am
1M632783
1M684665


2002
Pontiac
Grand Am
2C100021
2C321943


2002
Pontiac
Grand Am
2M500008
2M729091

Parts Information
Parts required to complete this special policy are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO).
Part Number
Description
Qty/ Vehicle
22594146
Switch, Hazard Wrng (W/Flasher) (1999-2000 Malibu)
1


10359580
Switch, Hazard Wrng (W/Flasher) (2001-2002 Malibu)
1


22642606
Switch, Hazard Wrng (W/Flasher) 1999-2000(Alero, 1999 Cutlass)
1


10359040
Switch, Hazard Wrng (W/Flasher) (2001-2002 Alero)
1


22642605
Switch, Hazard Wrng (W/Flasher) (1999-2000 Grand Am)
1


10359039
Switch, Hazard Wrng (W/Flasher) (2001-2002 Gran


thisischris
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Sep 6, 2015, 2:53 AM

Post #3 of 9 (886 views)
Re: 2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

Thanks so much for your help. Do you think when I take it to the service center on Tuesday I can get them to fix it even though it's not a recall issue? Or would I have to pay out of pocket?


Double J
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Sep 6, 2015, 1:08 PM

Post #4 of 9 (870 views)
Re: 2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

Doesn't hurt to ask but I doubt it being its way past the parameters of the warranty.
Its going to be out of pocket .

Pop one in yourself, aftermarket switches are inexpensive and relatively easy too install


thisischris
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Sep 6, 2015, 1:22 PM

Post #5 of 9 (867 views)
Re: 2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

Earlier this morning I ended up just getting a new switch and putting it in. But the thing now is that even though the hazard lights seem fine, the turn signal blinkers are blinking a little faster than they were before. But they didn't go out when I took it for a drive. And all the outside lights work fine. So I don't know if I need to worry or not.


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 6, 2015, 1:30 PM

Post #6 of 9 (864 views)
Re: 2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

Sounds like a success to me. Little faster than intermittent it's probably as they should be?


If all works and legal this is done,


T



Double J
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Sep 6, 2015, 1:33 PM

Post #7 of 9 (862 views)
Re: 2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

I would have to see it to tell if they are too fast now or were too slow before.

Best bet is either to compare them with a like vehicle or get an opinion from someone in the know, like at the repair facility, not the guy at the parts store.

Good thing is the work now


thisischris
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Sep 6, 2015, 1:53 PM

Post #8 of 9 (860 views)
Re: 2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

Thanks again guys. Really appreciate it. I talked to my roommate who knows about cars and has worked on them and he said that it's working fine. No problem. So I'll just keep an eye on it.


Double J
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Sep 6, 2015, 2:10 PM

Post #9 of 9 (858 views)
Re: 2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal works intermittently Sign In

Cool -Should be fine.






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