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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 212016


  • 108,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and the anti-theft warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 072015


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 40 mph, the anti-theft system indicator illuminated and caused the vehicle to lose power. This was a recurring issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #2

Nov 292007

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
Drove car 2 blocks turned off ignition. Attempted to start on numerous occasions. Upon opening door no lights, insert key in ignition, turn, nothing on console no ignition. Had mechanic check car stated it has to be anti-theft system. Vehicle has been taken to dealership for this problem before, ignition module replaced and reprogrammed, (2 months prior to the current situation). Also have had problems related to transmission, would not start in park. Had to put in neutral and push up to park while turning key. Taken to personal mechanic changed out linkage in transmission. Vehicle taken to dealership and reprogrammed. Remote does not do anything. Checked fuses and battery all good.

- Grandfalls, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 132007

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Chevy Malibu pass lock system is defective. Customer states when trying to start the car the pass lock system will engage shutting off the vehicle and you have to wait at least 10 minutes to restart it. **

- Camillus, NY, USA

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