Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page

6.7

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
103,841 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012011

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

I have been dealing with the fuel sensor issue for the past few years - it first started out as my gas needle stopping at the 3/4 line when ever I fill up the car, causing it to overfill - after driving a matter of 30-40 miles the needle would go up to the fill line. As time went by, I check with my local Chevy dealer for recall issues and they said there was nothing in place. So after I asked them about looking into it they said that it would cost me at $1000 to repair because of the fact that they have to drop the gas tank to fix the issues.

Now for the past 2-3 years when ever I fill up my car the needle immediately goes to "E" and it will stay there for at least 40-50 miles then the needle will go back to fill - it's very hard to judge how much gas I have because I have a feel for the gas in my car. I have run out of gas 2-3 times and it is not pretty - there should be some type of recall or compensation for me to get this repaired - because of this it is causing other problems with my car - now I have a very annoying knocking noise behind my dashboard which was diagnosed as the door for my vents being stuck open or something like that - what can be done to fix this issue - and I need to fix it now - my car has 158,738 miles on it and I can't afford to fix this issue!!! NEED HELP NOW!!!!

- , Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 142015

Malibu LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,524 miles

After I fill up, gas hand goes to full and then immediately to empty. At first it would slowly go up and stay like normal, now it stays showing low fuel. So I started tracking my mileage, but I ran out of gas twice on the highway on my way to the gas station just to be safe because the system said that I had so many miles before empty.

This is really annoying and I feel that GM should do something about it especially with all these complaints I have been reading. I already had 3 recalls on this car and this problem should be another one. I do not have the money to be getting things fixed like this all the time, obviously this is a manufacturer problem and not a consumer problem. The engine light came on today 4/23/15 and stayed on all day.

- , Kansas City, USA

problem #1

Nov 102014

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

As others have mentioned, I have noticed this problems for a few years. After I had filled it up with gas, the gas gauge would drop to E and the alarm would ring. After I drove 20-30 miles, it would raise up to full and be fine. This did not happen everytime but increased in frequency in the last 6 mos after I passed 100,000 miles. Now, it will either peg as full or drop to empty. I am guessing it has about half a tank but neither the gauge or computer can be trusted. Seems pretty cheap for GM to just say this is regular wear and tear.

- , Upland, IN, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?