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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,017 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.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 022005

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


The contact stated the brakes and steering malfunctioned, resulting in an accident. The steering locked up while attempting to make a right turn. Prior to this incident she heard a squeaking noise in the brakes. She took the car to a mechanic, and was told brakes were in good working condition. She has not contacted the dealership. A police report was taken.. the contact suffered a concussion, and had nerve damage. Updated 12/30/05.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 292004

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34 miles
At 34 miles on the car ABS/traction control sensor in the wheel hub failed, causing several trouble lights to come on and a sound signal to indicate there was a problem. The owners manual noted that the car should be towed to the dealership.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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