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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 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 lights problems

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 072008

Malibu

  • 54,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at low speeds and depressing the brake pedal, the brake lights would not illuminate and the cruise control seized without warning. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, service brakes, vehicle speed control), but the repair did not remedy the failures. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 54,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013

Malibu

  • 199,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 65 mph with the cruise control engaged, the cruise control deactivated and the brake lights illuminated without warning. The contact depressed the brake pedal and the brake lights turned off. The contact powered the vehicle off and back on and the brake lights resumed normal operation. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake light switch was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 199,000.

- Winamac, IN, USA

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

Mar 012007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Front struts are fractured and apparently have been est. $400+ to fix, can't afford to fix! have seen several complaints online regarding front end rattles, I also complained soon after purchasing my car w/25K on it, nothing was done then! rear left taillight & brake light keep failing even after replacing bulbs.

- Thornton, CO, USA

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