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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,391 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

May 112006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,782 miles


Vehicle loses power steering causing lose of control while driving. This first occurred 12/7/04 and was repaired under GM customer satisfaction campaign 04050A (recall). Vehicle lost steering control again while driving on 2/20/06, vehicle was repaired. Vehicle lost steering control, engine stalled and brakes failed while driving 55 mph on interstate freeway on 2/27/06, vehicle was repaired. Vehicle lost steering control again on 5/11/06. Vehicle is unsafe to drive and has not been repaired to make safe.

- Belgium, WI, USA

problem #1

May 032004

(reported on)


  • 2,000 miles
Engine check light came on, and the steering went out. It did not move in either direction. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, who claimed it was too soon to determine any defect. Pe04031_cat

- Elkhart, IN, USA

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