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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,035 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 202010

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles

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

2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. Consumer seeking reimbursement for previous repairs, prior to recall. The consumer stated the steering wheel was noisy, the wheel was loose, the vehicle pulled to the right. An alignment was performed twice, she experienced steering problems during the entire year of 2013. There was a recall on the steering issue, but she continued to experience problems. The intermediate shaft and rack and pinion were replaced. Also, the turn signals and shifter cable were replaced.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 272009

Malibu Maxx

  • 41,140 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The left turn signal was inoperative. Upon further inspection, he noticed that the left turn signal amber cover was burned with a hole in it. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified; however, he has not received a response. The failure mileage was 41, 140 and the current mileage was 41,167.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 302006

Malibu Maxx 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,500 miles
Driving to work normally, turn signals worked normally, then tried to signal a turning after 5 more minutes of driving, turn signal system was completely dead (could not signal turn). System stayed dead for 5 minutes. Applied brakes several times to park. When parked, turn signal systems worked ok. Other posters on the www.edmunds.com Chevrolet Malibu forum have reported same problem.

- Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA

problem #1

May 202006

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,500 miles
Left front turn signal/light assembly. I replaced the amber bulb three times in the space of 3 months. The filaments were fine, but the part where the bulb meets the assembly was burned. On May 20th, the entire light assembly was replaced.

- Albany, NY, USA

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