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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,167 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 #3

Jun 022014


  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while attempting to turn the engine off, the ignition key failed to turn in order to shut the vehicle off. The contact mentioned that on occasions the vehicle would not start due to the ignition switch malfunctioning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 242014


  • 20,500 miles
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 #1

Jun 162005

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition problem. Sometimes the car will not crank over on the first try to start car. Have to wait a few seconds and try again. Then it will start.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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