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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,333 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 032014


  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact also mentioned that the anti-theft warning light illuminated and the vehicle intermittently stalled when it was successfully started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the pass lock sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Parma Hts, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 012014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated the engine would not turn over when turning the key in the ignition. The anti-theft protection light illuminated on the instrument panel after the key was placed in the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to find a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 117,000.

- Holly Springs, NC, USA

problem #1

May 272009


  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the theft system in her vehicle would activate and cause the vehicle not to start. The failure worsened and recently began to occur every two days. The contact would have to place the key into the ignition and turn it so that it would reset and the theft deterrent light would dim. She took the vehicle to a service center, but they could not find any failures. The manufacturer advised her to take the vehicle to the dealer. The current mileage was approximately 53,450 and failure mileage was approximately 53,000.

- Flint, MI, USA

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