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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 312006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles


- the contact complained about electrical problems. The brake light fuse failed. The front left blinker light failed, and the vehicle stalled at a traffic light. The vehicle did restart. On Dec 31, 2006, the vehicle stalled in a busy intersection. The contact was driving at approximately 65 mph. The contact was using the cruise control. The contact was able to pull over to the shoulder, at which time the vehicle would not restart. The vehicle did not lose complete power, but was towed. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a bad electrical harness. Updated 1/30/2007 - the ABS and traction control illuminated intermittently. The dealer replaced the hub and bearing due to and open left front sensor.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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