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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
30,420 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. don't buy Chevy (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172007

(reported on)

Malibu LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


My warranty expired in April,2007 and with 30,000 miles on it, in July,2007 the car stalled and I was told the engine is gone! Due to low oil which is not true. My last oil change was in April,2007. Dealer wont hear me or GM!! So now they want $6500.00 to fix it. So Im screwed! DO NOT BUY A MALIBU OR ANY GM PRODUCT!

- , Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 292006

(reported on)


  • 30,840 miles

Let's see, the ENGINE BLOCK CRACKED. AH, HI. Well they say oil and antifreeze mixed but they don't know why - AH, well, they do the oil changes ... you know, I just don't know. Anyone wanna buy a 2004 Chevy Malibu...

- , Uxbridge, MA, USA

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