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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,929 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.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - exterior problems

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 062014


  • 44,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the sunroof was leaking and caused the computer board to become corroded. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the drain hoses needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.

- West Warwick, RI, USA

problem #3

Nov 132012


  • 99,467 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While parked, the contact noticed water leaking from the sunroof and into the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 99,467.

- Rogers, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 042010

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 250 miles
My 2008 Chevy Malibu have had numerous problems starting with rim bent, leaky roof, wet floor, burnt wire unable to start car. The left rear door lock was inoperative. The dealer replaced the door lock actuator and the sun roof drain was clogged. Updated 05/12/10.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 082009


  • 32,000 miles
The sunroof in my 2008 Chevy Malibu began rattling when in full open position. It finally exploded, spraying the entire passenger compartment (and myself) with glass.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

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