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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 9
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 1
Average Mileage:
76,251 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 3 of 7)

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problem #86

Nov 032014

Malibu

  • 130,000 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 the horn and signal lights failed to operate. In addition, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Sparta, GA, USA

problem #85

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 #84

May 082006

Malibu

  • 27,340 miles
My husband was killed in an accident involving this vehicle. It says in the accident report that the BCM was unresponsive as well as another computer system and the wipers were on in dry weather. I believe a defect contributed to the accident. My husband was traveling with the right of way on a motorcycle when the sedan left turned in front of him. I will give you more information when I receive some documents from other family members. Thank you

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #83

Jun 022014

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 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). However, the parts needed to do the repair were 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.

- Freeport, ME, USA

problem #82

Aug 112014

Malibu

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning causing the the steering wheel to seize. Also, the contact stated that the windows and windshield wipers failed to operate. The failure recurred numerous times. Vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and the ignition was replaced. The failure recurred. The vehicle was repaired under recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V400000 (electrical system) but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 12/22/14

- Standish, ME, USA

problem #81

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 #80

Oct 242014

Malibu

  • 20,500 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 the key became lodged in the ignition switch. As a result, the contact was unable to lock the vehicle and had to leave the key in the ignition. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnosis. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,500.

- Lucasville, OH, USA

problem #79

Oct 112014

Malibu

  • 68,095 miles
Chip in ignition cylinder case bad not reading the key times -licensed mechanic had to take apart the dash board remove and replace the ignition cylinder case-used the same ignition switch and the same key. Car had a security code replaced the cae-cleared the code car okay now. Customer ask for the part, could not understand why her american made car had a part made in Mexico, she requested the part. It was on or about 6/11/2014 I did not get the car in until 6/13/2014 my sister and my nephew had to push the car into a safe place I am a diabetic with high blood pressure with a prosthetic device. I reported it to General Motors service referral [xxx] employee wendy and gave her a photo of the part, they did a recall on my keys, that was not the problem I was having. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hodgkins, IL, USA

problem #78

Oct 012013

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the brake lights illuminated when the brake pedal was not depressed. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Keithville, LA, USA

problem #77

Oct 012014

Malibu

  • miles
Letter from senator warner on behalf of constituent re 2005 Malibu recalls (attn: Shane clem). The consumer stated each time he called the dealer, to inquire about getting the recall issues rectified, he was informed the parts were not available. Also, the emission control valve had to be replaced.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #76

Oct 162014

Malibu

  • 94,000 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 driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The contact was a certified mechanic and had the vehicle towed. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #75

Jun 022014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel lights failed to operate and the vehicle stalled. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a ditch. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained cuts and bruising which did not require medical. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 11/24/14 updated 10/1/2015

- Hayden , AL, USA

problem #74

Oct 142008

Malibu

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 35 mph, all four doors on the vehicle locked and unlocked independently. The vehicle was turned off and restarted, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was repaired, but the details of the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #73

Nov 292012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 108,021 miles
The ignition switch to start the car is defective. The cylinder does not turn with the key at the first try nor the second try.

- North Wales, PA, USA

problem #72

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 #71

Jul 132011

Malibu

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 65 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle restarted after forty five minutes. The failure occurred twelve times. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The contact stated that the ignition switch was replaced, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- 5017 Nash Dr, TX, USA

problem #70

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 #69

Apr 172013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
Vehicle was burning out front and rear directional light bulbs to the point I had to replace the front passenger light socket that melted from intense heat and the front passenger headlight assembly. Four months later, I had to repair/replace bulbs in the same location.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #68

May 012014

Malibu

  • 108,182 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel was difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact also stated that the entire door locks independently locked and unlocked. The contact received multiple notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted on numerous occasions, it was informed that the parts was not available, and there was no estimated time for when the parts would become available. The failure mileage was 108,182.

- Larain, OH, USA

problem #67

Jun 062014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic and vehicle speed control), NHTSA campaign id number: 14V153000 (steering), and NHTSA campaign id number: 14V224000 (power train). The contact stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not give a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Wilkesbarre, PA, USA

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