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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,549 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152004

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,549 miles


The incident occurred in SC, where I was residing at the time. The car was parked in the driveway of my house. I was getting ready to leave for work and needed something from the trunk of the car. Opened the trunk and just after I bended to reach in, it fell down on my head causing bleeding. I had to have 3 stitches put to my scalp, lost half a day of work that morning and suffered headaches for a few days. Contacted GM dealership and the part was replaced. I've been avoiding the deck lid ever since. Contacted esis/GM central claims unit and a claim was entered (#488402). They send an investigator who obtained the failed part from the dealership at the time it was replaced and took pictures/video of the rear deck lid. Still waiting on a resolution.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

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