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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 222010

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


I was driving the Chevy Malibu when a car behind me about rear end me. I stopped and they told me that I had a break light out. I tried replacing bulbs and the whole assembly and nothing worked. I took the pig tail out of the passenger light off and noticed that the prongs for the lights was corroded. I bought a new one but the pig tail is still ruined. ( the wiring got wet in a sealed unit.) it got so wet that it started to melt the outside lens cover. It is a fire hazard and an accident hazard.

- The Plains, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 162009


  • 20,000 miles
This car is terrible. Not only did my brakes not work which made my car crash through the front of my house the steering has been replaced twice and the problem still exists. The electrical system has major problems. The blinker burned a hole through the lens cover and makes the horn, doors and lights not work. I have contacted GM several times over the last 5 years and they don't care because the warranty is out. Then you read how many people have the same problems. They got their bailout how about a bailout for the people who bought GM products. There seems to be no help for the consumer.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 262008


  • 60,000 miles
While driving on the highway, I lost power steering in my vehicle almost causing an accident. This has been an occurring problem for the last year or so but never on the highway. We had taken the car to a service station and they could not find any thing wrong.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

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