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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,984 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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2004 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #9

Dec 012004

Malibu

  • miles

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

Electrical problems and numerous starting problems. While driving, the door locks unlocked, engine dies with no warning. Nar the steering wheel locked up, the hazard lights stopped working, the alarm would go off, the power rear view mirrors were inoperative, the vehicle would buck and surge, the steering wheel would shake, the vehicle would start rough and the tachometer would bounce.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 152004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,715 miles
On March 22, 2004 at 2,715 miles steering column locked while driving 56 mph. During the attempt to unlock the steering column consumer broke the steering wheel. At the present time, vehicle stalled while driving 45 mph. Consumer believed the problem was due to the computer module. Dealer was not contacted during both incidents. Ea04018_cat

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #7

Sep 082004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles
While driving, the air bag light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and the mechanic told the consumer not to panic, because it was normal. The passenger side door was permanently lock from the outside.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 302004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at 35 mph all gauges failed. Consumer didn't know the speed. Dealership inspected vehicle several times, and could not duplicate or correct the problem. Wanteds to buy the vehicle from the consumer.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #5

Jun 302004

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at any speed vehicle stalled. Without consumer had several close calls of being rear ended. Vehicle was serviced several times, but problem recurred.

- Old Hickory, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 032004

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
When driving, the vehicle to cut off. The dealer could not find any defects.

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #3

Jun 212004

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129 miles

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

Traveling down street at low speed when a sudden but light jolt from the engine is felt. Moments later slowing down for a traffic light total lose of electrical power. This does not happen all the time. Vehicle is in for repairs on this date. Ea04018_cat

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #2

Feb 032004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While drving or sitting the alarm would go off at anytime, including the vehicle's engine turning on/off while the alarm going off. Told by dealer service department that the car could start/turn off on its own while being driven. Turned into service department numerous times and problem not fixed, they replaced the computer in the car and removed the accessory alarm, but factory secrurit system would still go off. It is cuurently in the shop today 4/29/04 for the 3rd time to be "fixed" again. While this problem is occuring the infomation panel (trip miles, mpg, average speed, oil life, etc.) would reset.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122004

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
While driving at any speed and without warning, the vehicle lost power steering. This problem happened four times in four months. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who replaced the steering column unit. Also, the ABS light came on and the brakes made a screeching noise when depressed. The dealer replaced the ABS module and front brake hubs. Although the repairs had been done, the same problems recurred. There were electrical failures with the dash dimmer switch and headlight dimmer, the keyless entry needed to be replaced and grease leaked from the left front wheel. Pe04031_cat

- Chalfont, PA, USA

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