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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,750 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 312006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles


- the contact complained about electrical problems. The brake light fuse failed. The front left blinker light failed, and the vehicle stalled at a traffic light. The vehicle did restart. On Dec 31, 2006, the vehicle stalled in a busy intersection. The contact was driving at approximately 65 mph. The contact was using the cruise control. The contact was able to pull over to the shoulder, at which time the vehicle would not restart. The vehicle did not lose complete power, but was towed. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a bad electrical harness. Updated 1/30/2007 - the ABS and traction control illuminated intermittently. The dealer replaced the hub and bearing due to and open left front sensor.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 092006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
I was driving on the highway when I smelt a smoke smell then about a min later flames started rolling from under the dash. The fd was called and the stated that he believed it came from behind the airbag compartment. Earlier in the day the heater control module was replaced under warranty at randy reed Chevy, saint joseph Missouri 816.232.7704 the fire caused total loss to the car.

- Saint Joseph, MO, USA

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