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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,500 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles

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

Fuel gauge stopped working, would not indicate fuel level.

- Marshall, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 222008

Malibu

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the headlight bulbs constantly turned off. The vehicle was taken to repair shops and dealerships several times. The bulbs were replaced but the failure continued. The headlight bulb recently melted to the wiring harness. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. Additionally, the contact stated that the fuel gauge would fluctuate between full and empty and did produce correct readings. On three occasions, the contact ran out of fuel because of the faulty gauge. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired for this problem at the time of the complaint. The contact called the manufacturer and was told, due to high mileage on the vehicle, they could not assist her. The current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000.

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 102005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
There was a cluncking sound every time I turn the wheel to the left or the right. I took the car to the dealer on two occasions for repair, and they replaced the steering column both times, the car still cluncked..the dealer said the cluncking sound was okay and not to bring it back.the right wheel bearing was replaced, and now the gas gauge did not work. Also, I was told when the gas gauge failed it wa S an early warning that the fuel pump will soon need to be replaced.

- Hilton, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 102005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
There wa sa cluncking sound every time I turned the wheel to the left or the right. I sent the car to the dealer on two occasions for repairs, and they replaced the steering column both times, the car still cluncked..the dealer said the cluncking sound was okay and not to bring it back.the right wheel bearing was replaced, and now the gas gaug efailed. 1 was told when the gas gauge failure was an early warning that the fuel pump will soon need to be replaced.

- Hiltin, NY, USA

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