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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,250 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 #4

Jul 202011

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The seat belt do not lock in case of an accident. The drivers seat rocks while you are driving an adjusts by itself you can not keep the seat still. The welding has come apart from the base. The head lights are melting the bulbs for the signal and running light. I just caught that last weekend the lights stopped working when I look at the bulb it was melted which could have started an fire. I am waiting for the letter for the recall on the stern now. This would be the second time for it. I keep my car up to date with everything oil and whatever need to be done I am on top of it. But I have to many safety issue with it right. Seat belt, stern, drivers seat, headlights. Not only that the rotor warps every six months.

- Oxon Hill, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 202011

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The seat belt do not lock in case of an accident. The drivers seat rocks while you are driving an adjusts by itself you can not keep the seat still. The welding has come apart from the base. The head lights are melting the bulbs for the signal and running light. I just caught that last weekend the lights stopped working when I look at the bulb it was melted which could have started an fire. I am waiting for the letter for the recall on the stern now. This would be the second time for it. I keep my car up to date with everything oil and whatever need to be done I am on top of it. But I have to many safety issue with it right. Seat belt, stern, drivers seat, headlights. Not only that the rotor warps every six months.

- Oxon Hill, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Front and rear brakes have had to be changed prematurely. Rear brakes had to be replaced at 20K miles. Front brakes changed at 60K miles. Calipers sticking and causing noise and uneven wear on new brake pads. GM dealership advises that this is not a defect.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 022005

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On December 2, 2005 I was traveling to work using my typical route highway 74 also known as the ortega highway when coming to a sharp and narrow curve my brake pedal did not work and my steering was locked. I was not able to control the direction of my vehicle as a result the vehicle merged to on coming traffic and tumbled four times.

- Corona, CA, USA

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