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Average Mileage:
134,010 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 162013

Malibu LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,020 miles


I bought my 2004 Malibu on Feb 15 2013. I took the car for a test drive and everything was fine the next day I drove the car and it was shifting hard as well as slipping in to gear it has been such a pain and no one knows why the sensors have been changed and still i just don't get it WTF........

- , bellflower, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 022011

Malibu LS 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

I bought my malibu today and it did fine on the test drive, we signed the papers and left. A few hours later it started shifting hard and I do not know why. Please get a recall on this problem.

- , Jacsonville, IL, USA

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