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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 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.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 192010

Malibu Classic 6-cyl

  • miles


I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu classic. I purchased this car in December of 2006. I have had to have the brakes replaced every six months since I purchased the car. My mechanic advised me to purchase life time brakes from auto zone and swap them out every six months...I am a single mother who does a lot of driving and cannot afford to change my brakes ever six months. Please advise.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232008

Malibu Classic

  • 90,000 miles
The bracket holding the brake manifold to the frame lost its bolts causing the front right brake line to rub the engine and cause a hole in the line. My wife lost all her brake fluid and also her brakes.

- Sherman, TX, USA

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