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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,677 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012014


  • 80,000 miles


Driver seat suddenly dropped and leaned to the right. Upon inspection of seat, the mounting bracket was found to be broken

- Hamburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 112011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 83,032 miles
Air bag readiness light in the instrument panel comes on and off. Vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to be serviced. Authorized dealer informed me that parts were modified since the original parts were unserviceable. Airbag coil bracket and switch were modified and installed.

- Naguabo, PR, USA

problem #1

Jun 272011


  • 106,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, driving on highway and lost power steering. GM acknowledged there was an issue and issued an extended warranty on the defect 100,000/ 10year but my car has 106000 and they are refusing to help me. This is a major safety issue and it should be recalled. Estimated cost to fix $1100 in which I don't have. Major safety issue. I have 2 children and am extremely concerned about putting my kids in the back seat.

- Milford, MA, USA

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