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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,692 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

May 172006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


I bought a 2004 Chevy Malibu in August of 2004. Since that time all 4 signal lights and one headlight assembly have burnt out and needed to be replaced. The left rear signal light is now inoperable. Making this the 5 time I have had problems with the signal lights. I have asked them (Chevrolet service department) to check the entire electrical system every time and every time they tell me that the problem has been resolved. Several times the work invoice copy said, "replaced signal light bulb" there appears to be a more serious issue to this problem and I see that I am not the only one that it has happened to. Although no fire has occurred, I feel that there is definite safety hazard when it unexpectedly stops operating because you are unable to signal other drivers that you are turning.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 082004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,383 miles
I have had many problems with my 04 Malibu. Rough idle, power steering faliure many times took to dealer 3 times could not duplicate, brought in with power steering out at it was duplicated, but could not figure out for a while told me to continue to drive, no safety factor.finally thought they figured out put in a new steering column, 9,000 miles later back to having problems with power steering. Also problems with hard shifting, and also with ignition sticking or continuing to turn over after leeting go of the key. I would not recomend this car to anyone and they should all be wife is terrified of the car and will not is at dealer right now we are driving a loaner. Ea04018_cat

- Hamlake, MN, USA

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