Have the automatic door locks stopped working… especially when it’s hot? Three of the four power door locks on my 2008 Chevy Malibu LT got worse and worse over time until they completely quit. Turns out these parts are known to frequently fail when hot. Unfortunately, the door latch, door lock mechanism, solenoid, and cable are all a single assembly. I paid about $125 for each of the three assemblies. Once you figure out how to remove the door panel and pony up for the new latch assemblies, the job is fairly simple and doing it yourself will save you a lot of cash.
Here are links to the replacement door latches for the 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Aura 2007-2009 models.
GM Door Latches for Chevy Malibu ’08-12
Now that you have the parts, here’s a great video showing how to replace the latches:
Here’s a time-lapse video showing one guy get the job done.