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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
205,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112014

Malibu Maxx

  • 280,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. While driving approximately 5 mph, both turning signal lights overheated. As a result, the turn signal housing and socket melted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the light bulb socket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 280,000.

- Butler, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 212014

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owned a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal twice with excessive force to prevent a crash. When the brake pedal was depressed the second time, the air bags deployed and emitted white powder, which impaired the contact's vision. The contact crashed the vehicle into the rear of another vehicle. A police report was filed. The contact sustained back and shoulder injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Updated 10/08/14 updated 05/18/2015

- Detroit, MI, USA

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