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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,283 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 022014

Malibu Classic

  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred four days later. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be adjusted and replaced. Also, the technician stated that there was a low voltage charge going through the vehicle, which caused the ignition switch to short. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

- Spokane, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 022014

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Car wont start at times because of ignition switch a real problem getting to work been waiting for my recall haven't received yet its not just a problem while driving its a problem getting the car to start also please let GM know this.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 082007

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,849 miles
The steering wheel lock broke that in turn made the ignition switch go out and not recognize that it was supposed to turn, causing the lock and tumbler to need to be replaced. Then, after being replaced it needed to be taken to a dealer to have a flash done to it, for the car to recognize the new ignition. You can't get old parts for this, and the parts have to be purchased from the dealer.

- Taylorsville , UT, USA

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