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

6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,055 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 suspension problems

suspension 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 #7

Jul 212008

Malibu

  • 48,000 miles

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

Car made clunking noise when turning right and or left find that the universal joint on steering shaft was rusted so I sprayed it down with some free all penetrating oil, has gone away. There is also a clunkng noise going over bumps lifted the car by the body and shook wheels found that the lower ball joints have play in them.

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #6

Dec 122004

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with the:"rack and pinion steering, brakes, front suspension.

- Guayama, PR, USA

problem #5

May 172006

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,300 miles
I purchased my 2004 Malibu on the date listed as incident date. After bringing home and driving a bit, I began to notice a clunking noise under the front floor when going over bumps and turning the steering wheel. This is especially noticeable at low speeds.

- Youngstown , OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 272006

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2004 Malibu makes a constant knocking and popping sound in the front end. The manufacturer is aware of the problem but hasn't identified the cause of the problem.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 272004

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22 miles
While driving at any speed vehicle pulled to the left.

- Troy, OH, USA

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

problem #2

Jul 102004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
Consumer has a concern that the vehicle pulled to the left while driving 55 mph or more. The vehicle has been to the dealer on four separate occasions. Each times the dealer has aligned the front wheels, readjusted the steering wheel, changed the left side tire and realigned the front tire and the problem continued.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 192003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
A knocking/clicking noise came from the steering wheel/column when turning. Vehicle had been to the dealer, and dealer replaced steering shaft, but problem recurred. Ea04018_cat deleted EA04018 annotation - have not validated this is second power steering loss incident cat

- Flint, MI, USA

Not what you are looking for?