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2009 Malibu. Just purchased new. backing out of driveway, car started vibrating and lunging back and forth. door locks began continuously locking. interior lights going on and off Information Center gave message to Service ESC and that Power Steering is off. In fact, the power steering WAS off. Turned car off, and restarted. Problems resolved momentarily. Drove about 2miles and all problems began again. GM dealer sure what the problem is, but think the main computer needs to be replaced. Does this sound right?

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Make sure the battery is fully charged..a battery that is weak would also cause the computer to malfuction and that would cause the idle, door locks, and interior lights to act up..Since the car is still under warranty, you should not have to pay anything to have the GM dealer fix it...Have them look at the cars main computer with a diagnostic scanner to pinpoint the exact problem...if they can't find anything then request to have it replaced with a new one

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  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2009

    Also check the alternator out and make sure it is charging the battery...check the battery cables to be sure they are secure on the battery post

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