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6.8

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$96.00
Average Mileage:
91,200 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace door switched (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012009

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Instead of being able to lock my car via remote or even pushing the lock button inside of the car, I am forced to go around to every single lock and push it down manually. Basically anything that is electrical on this car, you can count on not working. If there is one thing reliable about this car, it's that.

- , Boone, IA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012011

Malibu LT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

The driver's side door lock went out a couple years ago on my car and I didn't think anything of it, until my key fob starting acting up as well. I then began having difficulties with my car alarm, where it would go off and I would be unable to silence it due to a non-functional key fob or unlock button on my driver's side door. Eventually we had to disable to alarm by removing a fuse.

Just this month I found that my one year old battery was nearly completely drained due to an electrical short in the car. I do not know if this can be attributed to the wiring in the door, as there were various other loose grounds and shorts in the car that needed to be fixed - this repair cost me $450 to get all of the electrical problems fixed.

- , Rochester, MN, USA

problem #3

Sep 292011

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles

first the locks started going up and down on their own and now they don't work at all.the doors will automatically lock when i open the trunk with the key.

- , Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 022010

Malibu LT 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

THE DRIVER INNER LOCK DOOR STOP WORKING IN 2010 SIX YEARS AFTER I BOUGHT THE CAR

- , St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 172011

Malibu LS 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

SO FAR ON MY 2004 MALIBU I HAVE HAD TO BRING IT IN 3 TIMES FOR THE DOOR LOCKS THE FIRST TIME THE DEALER SHIP TOLD ME THERE WASN'T A PROBLEM THEN I BROUGHT IT BACK AND THEY TRIED TO TELL ME THAT MY SYSTEM WAS THE PROBLEM AND THE WARRANTY WOULDN'T COVER IT. I TALKED TO A FRIEND THAT WORKS AT A SHOP AND SAID THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT AND THEY LOOK MORE INTO THE PROBLEM AND IT TURNS OUT THE WIRING WASN'T RIGHT I ASKED IF THEY COULD REDO THE WHOLE CARS LOCKING WIRING AND THEY SAID NO NOT UNLESS THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH IT AND KNOW IM BRINGING IT IN THIS SATURDAY FOR THE 3 TIMES!! THERE IS A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THE 2004 MALIBU AND THERE NOT WARE AND TEAR PROBLEMS THEY MUST ALL BE BUILT ON FRIDAYS!

- , Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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