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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,042 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 172006

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,042 miles


: the consumer stated the engine stalled without prior warning. When this occurred there was a loss of all power and no warning lights illuminated. The consumer was driving around a sharp curve when the engine stalled and lost control of the vehicle. Although there was a crash, there were no injuries or damage to the vehicle. The police were not contacted. The vehicle was seen by a dealer, but the service department was unable to duplicate the problem. In addition to the stalling problem, the trunk lid leaked allowing rain to enter the trunk compartment. The trunk carpeting was replaced, but the trunk lid continues to leak. Prior to the problems, the vehicle was exposed to a hurricane but did not have any flood damage.

- Supply, NC, USA

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