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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
833 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 042006


  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the electrical locks failed and the doors failed to lock. In addition, the windows failed to open or close. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Magnolia, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 192004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Since I purchased my lemon Malibu 2004, I have been experiencing problems with the steering column, the rack and pinion, the car suspension, the power window. The dealer replaced the rack and pinion twice. They removed three times the steering column to place some grease in the system. My husband had a bad experience while driving the car, the steering system got stuck.

- Guayama, PR, USA

problem #1

Aug 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both front side windows did not roll down. Also, a steering column problem. Vehicle pulled to left. Dealership inspected vehicle several times, and could not fix it. Ea04018_cat

- Clinton, MD, USA

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