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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,757 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

May 282005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,757 miles


Multiple problems with 2005 Chevy Malibu. 1.) key sticking in ignition. Returned car to dealer 3 times. Two of these times the key could not be removed from the ignition. Ignition switch replaced and park cable adjusted twice. 2.) traction control (T/C), ABS and brake lights come on at engine start up. A sensor was replaced in right rear wheel hub and bearing. In addition, the ebcm computer to the break system has been replaced. Vehicle is now in for service for the 6th time. All 3 lights are on again. I have filed a complaint with General Motors on 6/13/05 with multiple attempts to follow up on my file #1-34200114 but have not had a response other than they are researching my concerns.

- Covina, CA, USA

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