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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,667 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 252010

Malibu Maxx

  • 103,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The contact stated that the headlight bulbs melted and the headlight assemblies filled with smoke. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that there were no recalls or warranties addressing the failure. The contact had to purchase four different headlight assemblies and perform the repairs himself. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 103,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 052008

Malibu Maxx

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns 2005 Chevrolet Malibu max. The contact stated the amber light reflector would become abnormally hot and burn the plastic housing, causing the headlights to fail. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer advised the contact that the light bulb and socket would need to be replaced. The contact did not replace the light bulb or the light socket. The contact stated there were numerous complaints online regarding the light bulbs burning through the housing and a recall should be issue. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 032008

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Replace a C/S L/F parking lamp burned and melted L/F headlamp assembly B C/S R/F parking lamp burned and melted R/F headlamp assembly.

- Laplace, LA, USA

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