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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,200 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.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic accessories - interior problems

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 182014

Malibu Classic

  • 50,200 miles


Driver's seat broke at welds on two support bars. Seat leaned to the right. Became very dangerous since seat belt is attached to the seat near the breaks. In the event of a collision seat probably would have broken loose and caused serious injury or death. Contacted GM about the problem and were advised to fix seat ourselves since it was not a recall item. (we did have the seat replaced.) we do have the broken seat in case someone from the NHTSA would like to inspect it. I noticed that there are numerous other drivers who have complained of the same problem. Seat replacements run about $1000 at a dealership.

- Libertyville, IL, USA

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