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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,544 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 282014

Malibu Classic

  • miles


Vehicle was parked. Key will turn, the engine will crank but will not start. Mechanic checked the vehicle on site and had to be pulled to the mechanic's shop. Mechanic discovered that anti theft system was on. The issue was fixed. Amount of repair was about 100 dollars.

- El Centro, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 162015

Malibu Classic

  • 173,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu classic. While at a red light, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 173,000.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 252014

Malibu Classic

  • 10,177 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, the engine stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: Number: 14V400000 (electrical system) and believed the failure was related to the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 10,177.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
At first, the service engine soon light would illuminate at random intervals. Then engine shut off while car was moving. The problem happened more frequently as time progressed. Then the car would not start intermittently. Finally it would not start at all. The shop found the bad part was the ignition switch. Total cost to replace the switch and do the associated work was $900.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

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