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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,200 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx lights problems

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152015

Malibu Maxx

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. While driving 35 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The contact also stated that both turn signals failed to function. The failures recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 242009

Malibu Maxx

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The front passenger side turn signal bulb failed. One week later, the front driver's side turn signal bulb also failed. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the failure caused the light housing assembly to melt. The estimated cost for repair was $1,000. The current and failure mileages were 78,000.

- Mchenry , IL, USA

problem #3

May 302009

Malibu Maxx

  • miles
I have a 05 Malibu maxx my turn signal have melted I see many complaints is this a recall?

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 252006

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My vehicle is a 2005 Chevy Malibu maxx. The vehicle doesn't always turn over. I have had my vehicle in the shop a couple of times to determine the problem and the Chevy dealer can't figure it out. I will try to start my vehicle but it doesn't always crank over. It will chug a lot and then stall out. Other times it will chug and act like it will stall and then turn over. Sometimes it takes 2-3 times for me to try and get the vehicle to start. I called my service department at the Chevy dealer every time it happened and the only common factor was that it was happening every 800-1000 miles approximately. It didn't matter how cold or hot it was, wet or dry. It has been awful! nothing has been replaced on the vehicle to try and fix the problem with it starting. My can has just over 32500 miles and is still under warranty. The most recent time was late September 2006. I am not sure on the exact date that I called my car dealer. I also took my vehicle in on 9-12-06 for a popping sound in the steering when turning. We found out that the center steering shaft was broke. It was replaced. There was a problem with the interior front blinker not working but the exterior did. Then shortly after the left front blinker blew.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 012006

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,999 miles
The turn signals keep burning out. I took it back to the dealers but was told that my warranty had run out. So I am stuck buying lights almost every week.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

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