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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 172009

Malibu Maxx

  • 65,000 miles


My car was in a rollover accident where it left the road and flipped twice landing on it's side against some trees and the air bags did not deploy. Not the ones in the front nor the side air bags. The insurance co. Said the car is totaled. Luckily my children weren't in the car at the time but if they had been would they be here today without the safety feature of airbags?

- Hot Springs, NC, USA

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