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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.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012008

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu. The light in my dashboard stopped working. I took it to western auto, auto zone, and brians auto repair thinking it was a fuse that went out. I was told that at least three other people had the same problem. I was told there was a recall on this issue, but was told by GM there was not a recall concerning this issue. I then went back to auto zone and asked them to contact me if someone else has the same problem. According to the mechanics at GM the auto is to new to have this type of problem. Of course I didn't get an extended warranty, so this is something I have to pay for out of my pocket. I'm very upset about this, so my plan is to file this complaint, and to take out news papers aids in the surrounding cities to see exactly how many people have had the same problem.

- Pineville, LA, USA

problem #2

Nov 162007

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chevy Malibu with odometer problem. Consumer states she talked to the manufacturer and they said the odometer was absolutely accurate. Consumer believes the odometer is reading 3.4% high, giving the vehicle more mileage.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 012006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Email (in) requesting an investigation of General Motors re their dangerous & defective products. Updated 2/15/2007 - the consumer smelled antifreeze coming through the air vents. The driver's side headlight had to be replaced. Problem with brakes. A steering gear associated with the rack and pinion was replaced. The transmission hesitated. The consumer heard a knocking noise when turning the steering wheel. Passenger side front turn signal failed. The dash light and tail light failed.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

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