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6.9

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$20.00
Average Mileage:
72,597 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace with gm long life bulbs (2 reports)
  3. replace bulbs (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 192013

Malibu LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,075 miles

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

I have a 2004 Malibu my head lights as well as my turn signals go out all the time. when I replace them with in a few days the go out again.

- , bellflower, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 062010

Malibu LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING INCIDENT WITH ONE OR BOTH TURN SIGNALS LAMPS FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS. THE TURN SIGNAL LAMPS THEMSELVES DO NOT APPEAR BURNED OUT BUT THE LAMP SOCKET WIRE MELTS THE PLASTIC HOUSING FROM EXCESSIVE HEAT AND CAUSES A BREAK IN THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT. I HAVE MADE MULTIPLE BULB REPLACEMENTS OVER THE TWO PLUS YEARS ONLY TO HAVE THE TURN SIGNAL SOCKET PLASTIC HOUSING FAIL REPEATEDLY. THE BULBS/SOCKETS ON THE SUBJECT VEHICLE OPERATES AT FULL BATTERY VOLTAGE WHEN FUNCTIONING AS A DRL. THE DRL IS ILLUMINATED WHENEVER THE HEADLAMPS ARE OFF INCREASING THE DUTY CYCLE OF THE FRONT TURN SIGNAL BULB RESULTING IN A SOLDER JOINT CRACK CAUSED BY RAPID TEMPERATURE TRANSITIONS. IF A SOLDER JOINT CRACK OCCURS AND RESULTS IN AN OPEN CIRCUIT, THE TURN SIGNAL LAMPS BECOME INTERMITTENT OR INOPERATIVE. CONSEQUENCES: WHEN THE TURN SIGNALS ARE INOPERATIVE, THE DRIVER CANNOT USE THEM TO SIGNAL INTENT TO TURN THAT COULD RESULT IN A TRAFFIC SAFETY HAZARDOUS SITUATION OR A CRASH.

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 092010

Malibu Maxx V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

The indicator bulbs blow out frequently and the only ones you can replace them with are at the GM dealer....long life bulbs. If replaced from bulbs you get at an auto parts store they blow out within hours or days of replacing. If you pay double from the dealer you get at least a few months from them.....whats up with that? I have never had to replace the bulbs so much as I do with this car.

- , Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #4

Feb 042009

Malibu LT 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

Everytime you turn around, one of the lights will blow out & will have to be replaced.

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 042009

Malibu LT 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

GM needs to take this issue seriously. The headlights became scorched all the way through the orange part.

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

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problem #2

Aug 032010

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,544 miles

Occurs frquently. Replaced bulbs using different manufacturer but just keeps burning them. Tail turn signal bulbs are not damaged in the process.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

May 052006

Malibu 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,557 miles

I have had to change just about every bulb/lamp on my car at least twice in the last two years as well as there are times I start my car and the radio will not come on until I turn off and restart the car and there are also times when the time has gone back to 12AM and the temperature in Celsius.

- , Bedford, OH, USA

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