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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 16
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,422 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #93

Dec 012014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

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

- Glenwood, MN, USA

problem #92

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 #91

Oct 012014

Malibu

  • miles
Front turn signal sockets melted.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #90

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 #89

Sep 222014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
I got an important safety recall message in the mail. So I need to make an appointment and I want to do it online. The reason for being recalled should be in your records.

- Hazel Crest, IL, USA

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problem #88

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 #87

Sep 152009

Malibu

  • 10,000 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 headlight covers became foggy causing visibility at night to become difficult. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the head light covers were replaced. The replaced headlight covers became foggy after some time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure mileage was 10,000.

- Santee, SC, USA

problem #86

Apr 302013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Day time running lights in headlights overheat melting bulb base and socket. Have been replaced multiple times and keeps happening. Afraid of potential electrical fire or bulbs burn out and blinkers will not work which could cause a wreck.

- Jacksonville, AL, USA

problem #85

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 #84

Jul 082014

Malibu

  • miles
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 #83

Jun 112014

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 a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The dealer did not know when the part would arrive. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #82

Aug 112008

Malibu

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the driver's side-turning signal failed to activate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, who stated that the light failed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #81

Jul 072014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the power steering failed intermittently. The contact stated that the vehicle resumed normal functioned immediately after being restarted. The contact mentioned that he received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for the repairs. The dealer stated the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not taken for diagnostic test. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 87,000. Updated 08/27/14 updated 09/18/2014

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #80

Jun 132014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 156,350 miles
While traveling home I was pulled over by a state trooper. I was told I was not using my signal lights and my brake lights were not working. For the past few weeks my ABS light has been coming on but I just had brakes put on my car. When I drive in the rain my brake petal goes almost to the floor before I can stop and my car makes strange scrubbing noises from time to time. As advised I had my lights checked by a professional and it was found my lights seemed to be burned/melted at the bottom where the bulbs connect to the base. I have replaced them several times and do not understand why they have to be replaced so often. Due to these issues I am afraid to drive in the rain and constantly check my brake and signal lights.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #79

Dec 302013

Malibu

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while traveling 40 mph, the instrument panel lights failed. The contact mentioned that the directional signals independently activated without being engaged. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000 and the current mileage was $9,127.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #78

Feb 032014

Malibu

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the brake lights failed to illuminate when being depressed. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the bulb needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V252000( electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control ). the approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #77

Feb 092009

Malibu

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the day time running lights on the passenger's side malfunctioned. The light over heated and melted the bulb socket. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000.

- Mekenzie, TN, USA

problem #76

Apr 012014

Malibu

  • miles
The drivers side turn signal bulb keeps burning out. I have replaced the bulb twice but it continues to burn out. There are many other complaints about this issue.

- Parrish, FL, USA

problem #75

Feb 112014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
The car stops when driving also the exterior light have burned out the casing that holds the bulbs are melted.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #74

Dec 172013

Malibu

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the passenger side turn signal failed. The contact mentioned that after inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that the bulb had overheated and caused the material of the casing to melt. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 95,000.

- Beebe, AR, USA

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