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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012014


  • miles


First I have had nothing but steering issues and have had parts replaced previously on this vehicle. Now I have to replace struts, axles and needless to say new tires because of the wear on them due to the steering issues. However, I have a recalled shift cable and have been waiting since last year in August or September. I asked isn't this a safety issue and they stated, they all are. So I am still waiting for the call that they have this shift cable and can only pray nothing happens, like a bad accident. If something were it probably wouldn't be good for you all. Anyway when will this part be in so I can get it taken care of. Went to [xxx] in Kansas City ks. Bought the vehicle from them and have had nothing but issues with the car. Please advise. By the way the seat broke, the automatic locks stopped working and I'm not real happy. Of course its paid for now and not under a warranty. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #5

Oct 142008


  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 35 mph, all four doors on the vehicle locked and unlocked independently. The vehicle was turned off and restarted, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was repaired, but the details of the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #4

Mar 302014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Door locks go up and down continuously while driving the car. When the car is parked and not locked (inside a secure garage), the factory alarm goes off when opening the doors. The electric lock switch on the driver door will not always unlock the other car doors. The key-in-ignition chime has started chiming even when the keys are not in the ignition. This all started Sunday, March 30th, 2014. It has continued daily from then until now (Wednesday April 2nd) and is still happening.

- Walnutport, PA, USA

problem #3

May 302008


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the power windows, locks, linkages, and ignition switch sporadically become inoperative. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the ignition switch at the cost of $495. The manufacturer stated that they would not assume responsibility for any repairs because the vehicle exceeded its mileage. All remedies as of March 31, 2009 have been insufficient in correcting the failures. The failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 51,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 152008

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
The front and rear door locks freeze up and doors will not close when temperature goes below freezing. The doors will fly open if vehicle is driven. Slam front door and rear doors will open. Vehicle is not safe to drive in this situation. Dealer has lubricated doors but it happens every winter since 2005/06.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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problem #1

May 292007


  • miles
No child rear door safety locks.

- Sumter, SC, USA

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