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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 092015

Malibu Maxx

  • 156,000 miles


We just got out of church and was stopping at a gas station to get some gas. Put the vehicle in park and it went into reverse and stayed in reverse. No matter how we tried to get the gear shift out of reverse, it would move up and down but would not come out of reverse. This is very dangerous in my opinion and I am sure we are not the only ones this has happened to recently. Right now the vehicle is in our drive way and it's difficult to even find a tow company that will move a car stuck in reverse. The vehicle was driving perfect prior to this incident. Don't get stuck on the free way in reverse!!

- Kent , WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 092014

Malibu Maxx

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Riverview, MI, USA

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