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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,994 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 052016

Malibu

  • 140 miles

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

There was a recall on fuel system my engine light is on and had it diagnosed and its reading I need a fuel pump cant understand why when work was already done sometimes when I accelerate to 25-30 stutters and putts

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #9

Jun 172016

Malibu

  • miles
Driving then one day gas gage turn off saying empty all the time hard to push on gas

- Casslberry, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 272016

Malibu

  • 200,500 miles
My car was recalled for a transmission shift cable problem. I took it to the dealer in February of 2015 and the dealer replaced it per the recall. On marc 27th 2016 the shift cable came off of the transmission shift lever and I could not shift out of drive. I turned the motor off and now the car started rolling backwards due to the incline I had stopped on. Since the car was in drive I was unable to start the car. The brakes were ineffective because the motor was not running. This actually happened in my garage so I had my wife put a scrap of wood behind the tire so it would not roll out into the street. I contacted the dealer that did the recall work and was told that the recall service was only waranteed for 1 year. I am having difficulty understanding that the original recalled part lasted for 11 years and the replacement part only lasted for 13 months. Since this was a recalled item why isn't it repaired by the dealer under the original recall bulletin? once a recall always a recall!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Mission, TX, USA

problem #7

May 032015

Malibu

  • 159,672 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 20 mph, the power steering became difficult to maneuver and the power steering warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the high pressure fuel line fractured and leaked fuel into the muffler. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 159,672.

- Lawranceville, GA, USA

problem #6

Apr 082015

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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problem #5

Jan 282015

Malibu

  • 163,629 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 11E009000 (fuel system, gasoline) but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 163,629.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 112014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 153,000 miles

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

Filled up with gas started the car headed down the road and the gas gauge dropped down the E and showed low fuel. Then a few minutes later the gauge went back up the F. now the gauge goes up and down all the time. The only way for me know how much gas I have is to look at the read out on display. I have to keep track of how many miles I'm driving in order to make sure I don't run out of gas.

- Huntington, IN, USA

problem #3

Jul 232014

Malibu

  • 168,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the fuel gauge indicated an inaccurate fuel level reading. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 168,000.

- Republic, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 152009

Malibu

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The dealer stated that the fuel relay switch overheated and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact also indicated that the brake lights failed and were replaced multiple times. In addition, the headlights would not illuminate bright enough to see in front of the vehicle while driving at night. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the headlight assembly needed to be replaced. While activating the cruise control at any speed, the vehicle would suddenly accelerate on its own. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 192013

Malibu

  • 125,000 miles
I was smelling gas in my car. It was leaking gas from under the car heavily. The smell of gas was in my clothes and came thru the house of my garage.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

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