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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,333 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #3

May 062016

Malibu Classic

  • 150,000 miles


The contact owned a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu classic. While driving approximately 30 mph over a bump, the front driver and passenger side air bags deployed without impact to the vehicle. The air bag released into the contact's face and caused him to crash into a parked, unoccupied vehicle. The contact suffered from swelling to the face and mouth area that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was deemed destroyed and towed to a salvage facility. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Plymouth, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 022015

Malibu Classic

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Malibu classic. Consumer writes in regards to airbag recall problems. The consumer was informed the part was not available. Also, the consumer experienced a problem with the key, which was previously recalled.

- Gassville, AR, USA

problem #1

Apr 302013

Malibu Classic 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu classic. Contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle which rolled over three times. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact stated that the driver and two passengers sustained unknown injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 12/9/14 the consumer did not receive a recall notification. Updated 06/1/2015

- Cross City, FL, USA

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