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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,750 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 122015

Malibu Classic

  • 195,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact stated that the driver lost control of the vehicle, drove down an embankment, and crashed into a creek. During the crash, the front end of the vehicle sustained significant damage. The air bags did not deploy and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 195,000.

- Newell, WV, USA

problem #3

Jul 302015

Malibu Classic

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed and coming to a stop, another vehicle rear ended the contact's vehicle while driving at approximately 60 to 70 mph. The air bags did no deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained minor injuries and the other driver sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Texarkana, AA, USA

problem #2

Jan 082009

Malibu Classic

  • miles
Air bags did not deploy in a 2004 chevorlet Malibu in 2 accidents. The first accident was on 8/29/05 in which I was T-boned by an SUV that ran a stop sign in which in court the SUV was found guilty. The second accident was on 1/8/09 in which my daughter gabrielle threadgill slid into the back of a huge van due to weather conditions and slid into the van going at least 30 miles per hour, no citation was given due to the ice. My daughter and I were both injured in both accidents due to the air bags not deploying.

- Tyngsboro, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 232005

Malibu Classic

  • miles
I am a former state law enforcement officer with extensive safe driving techniques for over twenty years. I now work with ups and have extensive safe habits with this corporation. Today was a clear, cool and crisp day with no water or oil spots on the highway. My 15 month old was in her child restraint seat in the rear and I was in the driver seat. While coming to a stop my brakes locked up and the ABS did not work. The seat belt I was wearing did not work properly causing me to break my glasses as my head hit the steering wheel. The airbags failed to work also. There was extensive damage to my vehicle which was caused by the impact of running into the rear of a dump truck. Had the ABS and seat belt worked properly the accident could have been avoided by maneuvering my vehicle around the dump truck.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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