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7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$175.00
Average Mileage:
74,750 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace fuse (1 reports)
  3. replaced horn (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

May 182012

Malibu LT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

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

This problem has occurred repeatedly on my Daughter's 2004 Malibu LT.

I found a response on another discussion board where someone said they had increased the fuse size from the stock 15 up to a 20. I don't think this is the correct fix because they mentioned that condensation on a contact ring inside the steering wheel was a likely culprit but I did verify that this solution works.

In my opinion Chevrolet should do a Recall on this problem since every Driver, Passenger and even the cars around this vehicle could be involved in a wreck due to there being no horn when an emergency occurs. This is very dangerous as my teenage daughter pointed out on several occasions where cars almost ran into her and she had no way to warn the other drivers.

I currently have 3 Chevrolet's and all have ongoing Electrical problems.

- , Dallas, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 092009

Malibu LT 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

I HAD TO CONSTANTLY CHANGE THE FUSE IF I BLEW THE HORN MORE THAN TWICE OR IF THE HORN BEEPS WHEN I LOCKED THE DOORS.

- , St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 112009

Malibu LS 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

HORN ONLY WORKED ON THE LEFT SIDE, RIGHT SIDE WENT OUT THE WEEK I GOT THE CAR BROUGHT IT IN A YEAR LATER WITH OTHER PROBLEMS

- , Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 102010

Malibu LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

Just one of the many issues with this car. Be careful too before buying used Chevrolets, or new ones for that matter.

- , Eustis, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 032008

Malibu LT 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

In the last 2 months, I have replaced the Horn fuse three times. The fuse keep blowing every two weeks.

- , Macomb, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 042008

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,500 miles

The fuse to my horn keeps blowing, everytime you have to lay on the horn because somebody has pulled out in front of you or is not paying attention the fuse blows and has to be replaced and of course the dealership has no idea why it is doing it.

- , Millboro, VA, USA

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