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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,077 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 282010

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


2005 Malibu maxx hatchback / V6 / at 30,000 miles on odometer steering problems intermittent for a month, mechanic could find no code when I took it to him and he drove to confirm with power steering having failed - dealer knew right away and replaced the entire steering column although no failed parts were provided to me - power steering still seems weak at times of low RPM - now at 32,000 miles both front bottom ball joints need replacing - they are a sealed unit with no grease fittings. Toyota isn't the only manufacture with safety problems.

- Cicero, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 202009

Malibu Maxx

  • 125,000 miles
Had to replace right side control arm, I.e. ball joint. Other ball joint appears to be in need of replacement.

- Elmira, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 292007

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,231 miles
My husband and I purchased a used certified 2005 Malibu maxx in July of 2006, by the time the weather got cold, I noticed a clunking noise in the front end. It was taken in to the dealership and they replaced the steering box. The second time was in March 07, they could not verify the noise, then again in April I took the car back and they replaced a front sway bar link. The noise is still there. It gets so much worse in cold weather it can be really scary on the highway, it also has a inconsistent pull to the left and has been aligned, and tires rotated to no avail. Why can't they fix this problem? I am losing my faith in GM after nearly 20 years of being a faithful GM owner.

- Newport, KY, USA

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