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5.5

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$102.00
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. had the whole assembly changed (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012008

Malibu LS 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

About every six months I have to replace the front turn signal lamp because it burns out. The light actually gets so hot that the base of the lamp melts. The last time I replaced the lamp I noticed that the little yellow globe around the lamp in the housing has also melted at the top. This is happening on both sides.

- , Westlake, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 062006

Malibu LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

2004 malibu turn signals don't work. I cannot count how many issues we've had since we bought it in june of 2006. This has to be the most annoying issue with this car. I finally adjusted the plugins on the units to hold onto the bulbs tighter and this seems to have worked. I have replaced at least 2 a month before my trial and error repair and this has worked for about five months now.

- , Cedar Hill, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 112010

Malibu LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

front, left turn signal doesn't work... rear left works but is faster than normal

- , Lenoir City, 53, USA

problem #1

Aug 242010

Malibu MAX

  • 82,000 miles

OK SO DEALERSHIP SAID THAT IN ORDER TO FIX THE TURN SIGNAL I WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE THE WHOLE LIGHT ASSEMBLY SO THEY WERE GOING TO CHARGE ME ABOUT 200.00. WELL I LOOKED ONLINE AND BOUGHT THE ASSEMBLY ONLINE AND CHANGED IT MYSELF WHICH WAS REALLY SIMPLE JUST DISCONNECT AND CONNECT NEW ONE FOR ONLY 60.00. I DID IT MYSELF AND ALSO WAS HAVING ISSUES WITH MY KEY FOB WASN'T WORKING NO MORE AND GUESS WHAT WHEN I REPLACED BOTH HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES THE DARN THING WORKS NOW AND THE DEALERSHIP WAS TELLING ALSO ON THAT KEY FOB THAT IT WAS THE BODY CONTROL MODULE WHICH WAS A BUNCH OF CRAP BECAUSE NOW IT WORKS.

- , Dupont, WA, USA

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