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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,048 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Sep 292016

Malibu

  • 154,000 miles

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

Had M Y car in for recall work now it shows reduced engine power or something like that and dies I replaced throttle body and no change still does it now it is throwing a code of P0826

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #20

Jun 292016

Malibu

  • miles
My car theft system light keep coming on. One day it came on while I was driving and the car cut off in the middle of the high way I was struck there for 20 minutes until the light stop blinking. This is very very dangerous this is going to cause someone to get into a bad accident. U don't know when the light will come on but it do U will be stranded somewhere this need to recalled. I have research the internet and this have been going on with Chevy cars for a while now this doesn't make any sense. I have put and new fuel pump in the car and spstk plugs. If this don't get recall I will never never never get an Chevy car again and I will make sure my family and friends and their family and friends don't either.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #19

Mar 092016

Malibu

  • 170,000 miles
A dashboard light came on ( T/C ) and disabled my cruse control while driving. The next day, my transmission seem to stop in second gear, even when accelerating. I cannot turn the T/C on with the console button or engage cruise control. My transmission is now shifting hard into second gear... still no cruise control or T/C this has been occurring approx. 1 1/2 weeks mostly highway driving, clear skies and no water on road. The T/C light comes on when I shift from park to drive and will not turn off.

- Guyton, GA, USA

problem #18

Jan 062015

Malibu

  • miles

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

My traction control engages everytime I put the vehicle in drive and it disengages when the vehicle is put in reverse. I had the recall done on my vehicle and I thought that would coprrect the problem but it hasn't and the dealer would not correct the problem they said it was not part of the recall what am I to do?

- Fort Polk, LA, USA

problem #17

Feb 022015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chevrolet mailbu. The consumer was dissatisfied with the services of the recall. Updated 02/12/15 the consumer received two recall notices. Recall# 14V252000 and 14V224000.

- Tunica, MS, USA

problem #16

Oct 072014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer received a recall notice stating the parts for the vehicle are not in stock. Consumer would like to know if they should wait for the parts or will they be rewarded a new vehicle. Recall # 14V252000.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #15

Dec 012014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2005 Chevrolet Malibu. Customer does not own vehicle anymore. Would like to stop receiving recall notices.

- Glenwood, MN, USA

problem #14

Nov 062014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control), NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering), and NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train). The contact stated that the parts needed were unavailable to repair the vehicle under the recalls. The dealer was unable to inform when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Council Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #13

Sep 302014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
The vehicle is under recall for 145000 miles or less we only have 112000 miles on the car the Chevrolet dealers will not complete the repair until we pay. We are seniors on a fixed income retired we our 2005 Chevy Malibu turns off while driving we took the it in for recalls on transmission, brakes, and power steering the car still turns off. We talked to the rep who said all will be fixed with no charge, we called GM they reported it will be fixed with no charges, we called GM and left a message. Prior to this we were told we have to pay for all repairs even under warranty.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #12

Sep 252014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train), NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering), and NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New Castle , PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 222014

Malibu

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 141V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #10

Aug 202014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
Was driving on a very busy highway when the electronic steering went out. There is a recall on it for over a month and there is still no parts available to have this problem fixed. The car is not drivable in this condition, it is a danger if taken on the road. This vehicle is my main form of transportation and need it to go to work everyday in a 30 mile commute. This is unacceptable how there can be such a major malfunction and a recall yet no parts or time frame on when I can expect my car to be back in driving conditions. I will never drive a GM car ever again.

- Elmhurst, NY, USA

problem #9

May 082014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control ) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #8

Jul 312014

Malibu

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would be available. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that the vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train). The contact mentioned that the vehicle had exhibited the failure related to the steering multiple times. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Connersville, IN, USA

problem #7

Jul 082014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Natrona Heights, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 042014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
I received 2 notices about 2 recalls on my car that could cause a crash without warning or control. I did experience one of the conditions were I could not put the gear in park or drive when I was trying to start the car to drive. Also once the key was stuck in he ignition fortunately these occurrences were during me trying to start the car when it had been parked. This problem was stated in the notice as a condition in which the transmission shift cable may fracture at any time.currently there are no parts available to fix these recalls. I am afraid for my safety as well as my family.

- Wallkill, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 272014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
For awhile now my power steering indicator has been going off and a few months ago it had become an issue when I veered off the road on a U-turn. I brought it to my local Chevrolet dealership and they told me nothing was wrong with my car and that id be fine. Few weeks ago I had another incident to where I was backing into a spot and couldn't turn my wheel and almost hit the car behind me. The chime goes off 2-3 times a week and have trouble starting my car sometimes ad well. Being concerned I had done some research and found out that there is a recall on my 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. I immediately called GM and they took info from me and left message for Chevy to call me. Chevy never called me back so I called and they began to tell me the parts are not available to remedy the problem and the car is on a waiting list. I immediately began to do more research and came up empty. I don't understand how GM can leave me in this situation. I don't know if because my car is almost at the 10 year mark and than GM is not liable, or there is a loop hole in some way they can drag their feet. Is there anything I can do, or anything being done about this?!

- Neptune City, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 012014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
The problem that I am having with my vehicle, is with the ignition switch. The key will not turn, I have to shake the key and push on the gas a couple of times before the key turns on the switch. I do not know if my vehicle will be covered under the recall list, but if it is and I pay to have my vehicle repaired, can I be reimburse for the repair cost?

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #3

May 172014

Malibu

  • miles
I had sent an email regarding the recalls I had heard about. Someone from your company called and also contacted nick Chevrolet. When I was talking to the service tech ([xxx]) he made an appointment for me to drop my car off so that they could look at all of the issues I was having. When I got to the dealership on Saturday May 17th I spoke with louis and explained what was going on and what [xxx] told me to do. [xxx] then proceeded to tell me "he didn't care what I was told, he was the service manager" at that point he proceed to tell me that the only recall for my car was some wire and that they didn't have the part and didn't know when it would be in. So he didn't listen and anything I had to say about my email to you or my conversation with [xxx]. I am extremely disappointed with GM and this dealership and would not recommend either to my worst enemy, hence my last email. If anything happens to me or my vehicle because of GM and/or [xxx] from nick Chevrolet both will be held accountable! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakmont, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 062014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
I was driving and turning a corner when the key turned off and everything locked up. Doors locked, the steering was hard to turn I had to pull it really hard to the left to miss the cliff. Almost took me off the cliff but I was able to stop it on the side of the road. I tried to get out but the doors locked on me. When I tried to turn it back on it locked up the doors again and wouldn't turn on. But I realized that it was still in gear and I was able to start it after I put it in park. But when I drive it, it seems like its running out of gas or about to turn off while I am driving.

- Red Bluff, CA, USA

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