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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
106,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 142013

Malibu LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

IT'S UNBELIEVABLE THAT AS GM CUSTOMERS THIS VEHICLE PROBLEMS IS TREATED LIKE ANOTHER NUMBER. SAFETY COMES 1ST!

- , Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 132010

Malibu 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

The right front brake locked up on my car and I replaced the caliper because it was frozen. The problem seemed fixed until about 2 weeks later it happened again. You can pull over and shut the car off for about 3 or 4 minutes and the brake will release and you can drive it again. It does not happen very often. Being that it only involved one wheel I do not think that it is the master cylinder. I have ordered a new brake line from Chevrolet and I hope this fixes it. I also think it may somehow involve the ABS system not sure yet. I will let you guys know as soon as I replace the brake hose.

- , Milton, FL, USA

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