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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,350 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 #2

Oct 312010


  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled when the anti-theft lights flashed on the dashboard. The contact had to drive onto the emergency lane and wait for the anti-theft light to stop flashing in order to restart the vehicle. The contact had not taken the vehicle to a dealer nor notified the manufacturer. The contact was concerned that the safety issue could cause crash to occur. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 052004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,700 miles
While driving my 2004 Chevy Malibu my steering wheel started to jerk back and forth, this would happen when turning right. At low speeds. I also had the ABS brake light come on intermittently, the dealership was able to verify the brake light problem due to a recall and the steering also was verified. This resulted in replacement of the "rack is what the dealer called it." I have noticed this is a problem on many 2004 Malibu. Chevrolet had bettter look into thisand take appropriate action before it results in death and major legal action. Ea04018_cat.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

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