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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,800 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 082012

Malibu Maxx

  • 136,000 miles

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

I have had to replace the transmission already on this car, and it still is not right. The power steering will be gone no matter the temperature, but then comes right back. The brakes are always going bad on it, I have replaced them several times within the 25K miles of owning the car. The driver seat leans to the left and did not know this was not normal until after reading reports of it being a problem in this car.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 152009

Malibu Maxx

  • 26,000 miles
The parking brake on my 2005 Chevy Malibu maxx won't fully release and as evidenced has caused extreme heat in the rear disc brakes. This has rendered the parking brake unusable and there is no adjustment to facilitate full parking brake release as told to me by a Chevrolet dealer. I must now park my car with no parking brake set.

- Winchester, OR, USA

problem #3

Dec 252006

Malibu Maxx

  • miles
2005 Malibu maxx ls- ticking noise shaft went rod tire electrical problems engine on but nothing is registering car seem to lock up, same brake light goes out, car hesitates, replaced brakes after only 2yr, new tire. I filed a complain with attorney general bill mccollum. I have invoices of how many time my car has gone in to the shop for major problems and ever since it lock up and hesitate I don't feel safe driving it. I did found other consumer with the same complains that I have. They have had to repair tire rods, shaft and most dangerous is the steering column is locking up. I don't feel safe driving long distance or on the highway. Please help me. I wrote to gmac vp timothy lee with out no respond. Mr. Lee passed my complaint to a customer service rep that repeats himself and wont let you speak. Please if you want contact attorney office they have my complaint on file. I don't want to hurt myself or someone else should my car lock up.

- St Pete , FL, USA

problem #2

May 152009

Malibu Maxx

  • 55,000 miles
When the car was new, it shook when the brakes were applied. The car was taken to the dealer and they corrected the problem by smoothing the brake pads. A few months ago, the car began to shake when the brakes were applied at speeds above 35 mph. This problem has gradually become worse and the car now shakes excessively when the brakes are applied at speeds at or above 55 mph, making driving in anything but a straight line impossible. Stopping distance has also substantially increased. I no longer consider the car safe for use at speeds above 55 mph.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 202008

Malibu Maxx

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. For approximately two months, the contact heard a hissing noise each time the brake pedal was depressed. On a separate ocassion, while driving less than 65 mph, the brakes failed. The contact applied the emergency brake in order to slow down the vehicle and reach a complete stop. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic, who stated that the antilock braking system pump failed. The failure mileage was 112,000 and current mileage was 126,239.

- Belvedere, IL, USA

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