The information center is locked on my Malibu

60

Asked by Sep 13, 2012 at 09:36 AM about the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: General

How do I fix the information center on my car?  Nothing shows.  No time, No radio information, nothing.
Just the word LOCKED.  Why did this happen?

14 Answers

33,935

Most likely the battery was disconnected. There may be a code and the info on how to reset it in the owners manual. If you can't find it you will have to take it to the dealer and have them reset it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
60

I went to have the oil changed today and they told me something like that also. I will call the dealership and see what's next. Thanks for the info.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
33,935

You can stick around and see if anyone else has input on the subject. I have a feeling that a code may be involved. Dies it ever ask for a code?

60

It just has the word LOCKED in the panel screen. In the owners manual it says something about the letters/numbers in the vin number. It did not quit and the battery hasn't been unhooked at all. I was at a mall and I think someone tried to get in and it locked automatically. Looks like the whole car would shut down, if that were the case. I'll let you know what happens when I get with the dealership. Thanks

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
33,935

Last 4 or 6 probably

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
60

I called the service dep. and the service manager told me that it is an anti theft deterrent system built into the radio. Apparently someone did try to get into my car. LOL, It is a 2007, nothing worth stealing in it. Just a basic, fm radio with cd player. Absolutely nothing fancy or special. I have to take the car in to have it hooked up to a computer system and reset the radio, which will cost about $35.00. Which is shocking. I figured I would have to pay at least $150.00.

60

UPDATE! I drove my car around for about 3 weeks waiting for an opportunity to take it to the Chevy place. One day I got in and started it up and it was back to normal. The radio was not locked anymore. Everything works fine. I just figured after I started my car several times the computer in it realized that the radio was still there. LOL!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
33,935

Awesome

40

i had a 2006 Malibu and the computer would lock up have a lock on the dash I tried doing the waiting ten minutes 3 times in a row and all that kind of stuff and did it exactly how I was supposed to it didn't work. then a neighbor came over unhooked the positive cable of the battery and not from the battery from the other end of the cable he left it off for about 20 seconds put it back on then my car started as normal. thank god for him because nowhere online does it say to do this.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
33,935

The ten minute process is for the security system, it's an Amber light on the dash that just says security.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
33,935

The radio saying locked is usually from the radio losing power while the bcm stays powered could happen for various reasons but won't effect the engine running.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
70

My car has lock me out completely no lights, nothing and I need my car it is a 2011 Chevy Malibu. I dont know what to do I disconnected the battery and hooked it back up and still nothing.Does anyone have any ideas?

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
10

2006 maibu LTZ. when i hit pot holes radio "resets" and sometimes locks. i have CD changer full but when i hit eject it says no disc. i punched my horn once, road rage, and airbag light came on. went to dealer, he said punch it again to turn it off. i did and it worked, but it still comes on quite often.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

my 2017 Malibu dash and music just went out for 3 second. what do you think what happen? It have done this one time before. I got my car last year in May

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Malibu

Looking for a Used Malibu in your area?

CarGurus has 77,896 nationwide Malibu listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 2,020
#2 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 1,930
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
590 Great Deals out of 34,066 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,739 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Fusion
1,188 Great Deals out of 79,438 listings starting at $998
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,677 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Camry
1,101 Great Deals out of 90,760 listings starting at $1,599
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,325 listings starting at $2,300
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 24,381 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
820 Great Deals out of 46,091 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Optima
456 Great Deals out of 29,381 listings starting at $1,795
Used Honda Civic
812 Great Deals out of 88,108 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,064 Great Deals out of 78,356 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
160 Great Deals out of 48,069 listings starting at $14,971
2016 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
245 Great Deals out of 7,478 listings starting at $9,999
2015 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
200 Great Deals out of 5,709 listings starting at $8,200
2014 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 4,682 listings starting at $8,295
2013 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 2,614 listings starting at $5,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.