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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,337 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

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #18

Feb 022015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

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 #17

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 #16

Dec 012014

Malibu 6-cyl

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

- Glenwood, MN, USA

problem #15

Sep 252014

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 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 #14

Sep 222014

Malibu

  • miles
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 #13

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 #12

Jul 082014

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 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 #11

May 202014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 550,000 miles
ABS light want to go on and off for no apparent reason comes on turn car off turn car back on light off. On going occurrence.

- Charleroi, PA, USA

problem #10

Feb 122013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 90,560 miles
As I was turning the corner the tire and rim completed disengaged or fell off causing me to make an emergency stop into a parking lot. The bolts had sheared off from the tire. We had the vehicle towed to a mechanics shop and found out the rod, rim, rotor and brakes were going to have to be replaced. The tire and rim had fell off before but we replaced the bolts which had sheared off.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #9

Jan 022012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
Brake lights remain on with no contact with brake pedal. When pedal is depressed the brake lights go off. This has caused numerous 'road rage' incidents and near-miss rear-end collisions.

- Lenoir City, TN, USA

problem #8

Jan 122010

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while applying the emergency brake, the emergency brake cable fractured. The contact also stated that the daytime running lights were becoming extremely hot and melting the headlight lens. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The failure mileage was 88,000. Updated 03/05/12 the consumer stated the day time running lights kept malfunctioning, because they were getting too hot. The consumer noticed it, because the turn signals kept malfunctioning. He thought the bulb burned out, but soon discovered it wasn't burned out. The consumer noticed the plastic clear lens had melted. Updated 03/08/12

- Winder, GA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012010

Malibu

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving 50 mph, she applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floorboard, resulting on her brakes catching on fire. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a local shop where they were not able to diagnose what caused the fire. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 109,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Jan 062009

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
Front brake/rotor/caliper failure. I have had my rotors, front pads and calipers replaced numerous times rotors 6 times, calipers 6 times and front pads each time repair was done to the car due to faulty design, the calipers hang up and do not release all the way causing the inner pads to wear abnormally. Brake problems almost resulted in an accident.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 102005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
05 Chevy Malibu 43,000 miles have had rack & pinnion replaced 2 times because of clunking noise when turning, also intermediate steering shaft has been replaced 3 times. Right front hub over heated at 1500 miles because it had no grease in it. This caused problems with the brakes & cv joints a retired timkin bearing worker told me that there was several problems with the computer line of putting grease the hubs because of the wt. Of the hub varying there has been many, many, many complaints of the same things on 05's on car complaints why hasn't there been a recall on this problem ?

- Pulaski, WI, USA

problem #4

Oct 102006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
I own a 2005 Chevy Malibu ls V6, the brake pedal grinds when you press it, then it is hard to get the car into gear, the brake lights will stay on or not come on at all. I was told by the dealership when under warranty that they had to place the entire computer system back in Oct 2006, but it is continuing to have the same problems that it did in 2006.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 262007

Malibu

  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Malibu recall customer states that the rack and pinion was replaced and it should have been covered under the bumper to bumper warranty* the consumer stated the second gear was slow to engage, there was a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle and the brakes made a noise when they were applied. The dealer cleaned the front brakes and applied treatment to them. The consumer was informed the tires were cupped.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Aug 082006

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
Since purchase of 05 Malibu I have had breaking vibration and vibration in turns to the right. Have had 2 sets of pads and rotors turned once. I am on the third set of tires with rotations every 6000 miles but still get uneven wear. 43,000+ miles and the dealer says there is nothing wrong with the breaking or wheels. Drivers side daytime running light and turn signal has blown 3 times.

- Franklin, NC, USA

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