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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152008


  • 18,000 miles


A/C control head failed right after warranty expired. I paid to have it replaced, and have had it replace 3 other times now. There is definitely a design flaw with this part.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 312006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 3-31-06 I purchased a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu from Chevrolet dealership in loris, SC. In June 2006 I began to notice a musty smell coming from the air-conditioner. I called the dealership and took it in to be sprayed to kill the smell. At that time the dealership would not issue me paper work stating this service was done. I have also noticed rusty bolts that secure the front seat. The front seats also have stains that I have attempted on to occasions to clean myself. This car was issued GM certified used vehicle on 2-7-06. This car was purchased in 2005 as a rental in Ohio. Driving this car aggravates my sinus and allergies. I really feel it has mold in the air-conditioning unit. I complained to the dealership on 9-28-06 about the air-conditioning. The only thing they state is they need to get it in the shop to further check. I really do not trust this dealership due to all the other problems I have had with them unrelated to this issue. I have had more severe sinus and allergy problems after the purchase of this vehicle. I do not know what I need to do in this matter? help me please. I'm now afraid to purchase another used car due to these possible problems. I can't afford to buy a new one and still pay for a car that possibly has mold and bacteria growing in it.

- Loris, SC, USA

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