I've got a 2008 Chev Malibu LTZ. It's just outside of warranty by roughly an oil change (3,500 miles / 3 months). The driver's rear door lock actuator fails to lock the door (a safety issue IMO). When I called to setup a schedule appt, the service manager exclaimed "oh, we see that all the time -- I know right what it is". A quick google shows that it's a fairly common issue: http://www.chevymalibuforum.com/foru...ead.php?t=7950
Well, sure enough, being out of warranty, GM doesn't want to step up and cover any part of the repair bill. I even pursued getting a case number and making an appeal to the regional service manager. I've purchased two brand new Chevrolet's in my short lifetime (one was a $40k+ suburban!) and have been a long-time GM fan since I was a kid. I've been fortunate enough to say that every GM vehicle of mine has been dependable and relatively trouble free. I'm a reasonable guy: they could've offered to split the bill and I'd have been happy. I'm now very dissatisfied and will never purchase another GM vehicle! Hope the $200 they saved was worth it!