Q: Battery is working and the electrics are not working

asked by on

My 2012 Chevy Malibu is now having a very difficult time starting up. At least once a week, it just will not turn over! The car is pretty new, with only over 30,000 miles on it. It’s not the battery, as all the electronics work when this happens. I'm worried that this is a sign of a bigger issue in there somewhere. Is it a bad sign?

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Battery is working and the electrics are not working

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My compass in the mirror is not working again.

Hello, thanks for writing in. If the compass in the rear view mirror has ceased to function then the mirror will likely have to be replaced. You may be able to take apart the rear view mirror and attempt to...

Q: Q: I'm getting a po420 code is it possible it could be due to my rear catalytic converter even though there's no sensors after it? Or

You will have two O2 sensors on this engine. One will be before catalyst in manifold and one will be after or in the rear of the catalyst. If you do not have one then vehicle was modified in some...

Q: Partial Odometer display

This may suggest that the instrument gauge cluster is failing or that the odometer has been tampered with. I would recommend taking it into the dealership to have it tested for proper voltage. You may also want to check the...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...