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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu miscellaneous problems

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


Yesterday I was driving my 2005 Malibu on a country road, and made a slow turn in an abandoned parking lot at an intersection. There was a hardly visible low lying ditch, and though I was going around 5-10 mph, the right wheel caught in the ditch, and the car stopped. There was hardly an impact, it felt more like hitting a curb, but the lower front right plastic bumper caved in and caused serious damage in the radiator. I don't know why a major manufacturer thought that plastic would in any way protect a radiator--it might as well have been on the front of the car. Are there statutes against a front plastic bumper" to have this much damage with so minor an incident seems preposterous. Has anyone else had a similar experience" the plastic mounts cracked and came off.

- Manitowoc, WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 092006


  • 4,000 miles
My name is steven paul I am currently renting a unit from alamo car rental and have noticed something that my possibly lead to an accident while driving. If the driver is wearing sandals or any shoe that does not extend pass the ankle on the right foot (accelerator pedal foot) and the driver is pressing the pedal about 1.5 or 2 inches from the floor it is possible for the foot wear to get caught on the right side of the accelerator foot under the center console trim and the driver not being able to move the foot to the brake in time of an emergency. Please look into this, if you need more info or explanation, please call me at 618-960-4696 or just email me back. Thanks for helping keep the roads a safer place to drive from a guy who drives 60 K miles per year.. steven paul autovin automated vehicle information network field manager St louis, mo. 770-713-7455

- Belleville, IL, USA

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