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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,399 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #6

May 022014

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 124,230 miles


This has happened on many times since I bought the car in 2006, I would drive to a location shut the car off come back out (dose not matter how long of a time I would be where im at) try to start the car, it starts and then dies, this sometimes happens more the once in a row, by the second and third try it would start and be fine after that. The last time it did it at an intersection, the car shut off while idling, it took a few seconds to start it back up. During this time I almost got hit twice by different car. I have had the electrical system checked and everything is where it needs to be. I saw a recall for Malibu's about there fuel systems. Im wondering if the maxx type is part of that problem as well.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #5

Dec 032010

Malibu Maxx

  • 113,451 miles
2004 Chevy Malibu maxx will not start due to passlock. Car cranks over and often takes a while to start. Eventually car starts. Often left stranded waiting for it to start.

- Rumford, RI, USA

problem #4

Sep 182010

Malibu Maxx

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. There was fuel leaking and a fuel smell in the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the fuel pump failed and it would cost a $1000 to repair it. There were no recalls or warranties for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure was mileage was 130,000.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 152010

Malibu Maxx

  • 61,560 miles


Strong smell of gasoline emanating from the rear of vehicle, checked internet about problem and have seen many complaints from other Malibu owners.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 102008

Malibu Maxx

  • 101,143 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The contact smelled a strong odor of gasoline emanating from the vehicle. Upon further inspection, he noticed a large puddle of gasoline near the fuel tank. He took the vehicle to an authorized dealer and they stated that they would need to replace the delivery pump and associated hoses at the cost of $513. The technician added that this was a common failure. The failure and current mileages were 101,143.

- Lockeford, CA, USA

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problem #1

Sep 052005

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
On 9-3-05 I filled my fuel tank and drove the car the rest of the weekend. On 9-5-05 around 12 noon the engine caught fire..the fire dept contacted and the fire was put out..the report im getting from G.M and the dealer is that I put to much fuel in the car and that caused the fire..I was told that the fumes cause the fire on top of the engine...I do not fell safe driving this car I do not by the fact that over fueling the car was the cause I have fuel the car many time in the past with no problems..and ever time I made contacted with a G.M rep. Was given a different reason on why this car caught fire....

- West Mifflin, PA, USA

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