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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 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.

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 092005

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


Bought car April 2004, every few weeks to once a month car has been in the shop for noises. Since 4/05 dealer has replaced rotors 3 times, calipers and struts replaced, and still with a vibrating in steering wheel and windy noise. When you push on the brakes you have a grinding noise, like a metal sound, very loud can hear over the radio. Dealer says windy noise is normal for new parts. Still vibrating feeling in steering wheel while braking from over 50 mph. Dealer now says parts are not covered by GM.

- Millville, NJ, USA

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