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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012016

Malibu Classic

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning and was unable to be restarted. The security pass lock and anti-lock warning indicators randomly flashed intermittently. The vehicle began to stall at random. The vehicle was diagnosed by a mechanic who stated that the fuel pump regulator failed. The vehicle was repaired, but continued to stall. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #3

Dec 122013

Malibu Classic

  • 130,000 miles
Car cranks but will not start.

- Dekalb , IL, USA

problem #2

May 022013

Malibu Classic

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu classic. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled when the fuel pump exploded without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who confirmed that the fuel pump exploded. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Milan, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 072013

Malibu Classic

  • 165,000 miles
The passlock system and fuel rail combined created a injury to pedestrians that is unbelievable the car took off after left turn into a parking lot

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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