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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
43,650 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. Replace with a new stereo (3 reports)
  3. demand new stereo not reconditioned (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #7

May 192011

Malibu LT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,280 miles


My cd player will not load cd's. You cannot even switch tracks. It is stuck on #1. I can only get a refurbished one for $375.00 plus tax because I was told GM does not make the parts for the model I have. I can buy a cheap one from WalMart but then I will not be able to see my warning messages or use the controls on the steering column.

I wanted to buy a newer Chevy Malibu but with the most recent problems I have been having I am very hesitant.

- , Appleton, WI, USA

problem #6

Jan 012008

Malibu Maxx V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

wow... I'm also not alone in the stereo department. I bought it. used last November and shortly after CD player would just shut down every now and then. Radio would work ok but you could not listen to or change CD's. Slowly but surely it also destroyed all my songs to the point where if one was left in there too long it sounded like you had just dragged that disk across gravel. After having to fix all of the important problems, didn't have the money to purchase another CD player and just kept my Ipod in the car

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 092005

Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles

This is the second time in one year, WTF!!! Service department at the Chevrolet dealership in Kingsland, GA is awful. Every time I bring my car to them, I have to bring it right back. This time I found two screws on the floor from dash and grease on my seats. I took my car to them about a month before this problem to have it detailed. I payed $180 and after keeping it for most of the day, they did a less then half ass job. The manager had me bring it back for them to do it right. Two free details later, they finally did it right.

- , Saint Marys, Geogia, USA

problem #4

Apr 242007

(reported on)

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


Well, I'm on my 4th radio in my 2004 malibu, so far so good, but again, this is the 4th one!!!! That's just insane, something should be recalled on these in dash cd changers!!!

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 292006

(reported on)


  • 18,220 miles

Stereo number 2. They say it's a "software problem" but will give me a recondioned radio. - SOMEONE ELSES PROBLEM.

- , Uxbridge, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 292006

(reported on)


  • 30,840 miles

No really, I have an boombox in the car now.

- , Uxbridge, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 292006

(reported on)


  • 18,213 miles

stereo displayed DAB and would eat CDs. Let's see, this is the first of 4 reconditioned stereos I have had put it.

- , Uxbridge, MA, USA

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