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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,928 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 072014

Malibu

  • 81,856 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 3 mph attempting to shift into reverse, the shifter gear went to park and seized. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the shift cable failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,856.

- Coachella, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 182014

Malibu

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed. The contact also stated that when attempting to shift into park, the gear shifter would remain stuck in park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing, who stated that the shift cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14V224000 (power train), however the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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