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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 042005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2004 Chevrolet Malibu with noise in the steering wheel customer states that this problem has been going for 2 years without correction from the dealership* the dealer replaced various parts in the steering, however the problem remained the same. The battery was replaced. The vehicle hesitated to start. The dealer found the ignition switch had shorted out internally. The horn was replaced. The cd player made a clicking sound.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 152007

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2004 Malibu customer has had problems with loss of electric power steering and wants out of the lease without penalty* the radio was inoperative, the cruise control was inoperative at times, it would turn off, but not engage. The PCM was replaced. The passenger side directional lights and brake lights were inoperative. The dealer replaced the bulbs. The heated seats came on by themselves. The intermediate shaft was replaced, because the consumer stated there was a noise when turning the steering wheel. The transmission cooling lines were leaking, the rear defogger on the passenger side was inoperative. When the windshield wipers were on intermittent, they would go full speed by themselves.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact states that vehicle will not start. The car will die while it is idling. When getting out of vehicle and turning it off and then get ting back into the vehicle it will not start again. This happened four different times. The cd player will not work, and sometimes when he tried starting vehicle the trunk will open. So it had been several different electrical problems with this vehicle.

- Woolwich, ME, USA

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