Chevy Malibu Remote Start Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 05/21/23 •  3 min read

Chevy Malibu Remote Start Not Working

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Chevrolet is one of the most popular brands in the world and is considered as one of the top automakers. The Chevrolet Malibu has a great reputation and has been in the market for many years now.

The vehicle is known for its reliability, style, and performance. The engine has been highly praised by many users and reviewers, who consider it as one of the best cars on the market.

People like the Chevrolet Malibu because of its durability, spacious cabin, good looks, and impressive power. The engine is powerful and can provide the vehicle with a great amount of power.

It can also deliver a high amount of torque and horsepower, which can help the driver get to his or her destination faster. But as good as it is, there are some problems with this car, which need to be fixed immediately. And the remote start is one of them.

There are many owners who have been experiencing problems with their Chevy Malibu’s remote start system. It is not working properly, which makes it difficult for them to use it when they need it most.

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Here are some ways to fix the problems with Chevy Malibus’ remote start

Improper Starter Procedure

If the key is locked, hold down the start button for 2 seconds or a light will blink; then push the start button again, and the car should start. When the turn signal lights flash, hold the remote start button for at least 2 seconds, and the vehicle will start.

Vehicle Is Not In ‘Park’

Being safe, the vehicle must be in ‘PARK’ before it starts. Disable and re-enable the remote system by turning it off and on again (by holding the shift key in the ignition) and restarting the engine.

Too Many Remote Start Attempts

If the car is started by the fob, but not after two attempts to use the start button, it will not start. Just place a key inside the ignition and click it a couple of times to activate the remote starter.

When the remote starter appears, click the button and wait for it to go to work. Expel yourself from the car using the foam device and try again to complete the steps as you did in the first step.

Cooling And Oil Pressure

If the engine coolants are too hot or if the engine oil pressure is too low, the car cannot start. If the engine has not cooled properly for 5-10 minutes and you checked the fluid levels, re-try the remote start procedure.

Unlatch Hood

It is difficult to start your car with the hood wide open because it causes the system to become inoperable. Firming up the hood and sealing off the engine compartment is the best way to prevent it from failing.

Hazard Warning Lights

If it’s safe to start the engine, turn off your car’s emergency lights. If you can do this safely, switch off all of the emergency lights and do the same thing as described in the first step.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.