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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - exterior problems

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 202013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that there was an electrical failure, which caused multiple failures with the headlights, the dimmer switch, the console lights, the brake lights, and the turn signals. The contact also stated that the front passenger side bulb failed several times and was replaced, but the failure recurred. In addition, the harness was replaced due to corrosion, but the repair failed to remedy the failure. The dealer further inspected the vehicle and found that the headlight assembly wires needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Additionally, there was a loose pin on one of the body control module connectors. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the bulbs, but the failure recurred. The dealer then replaced the body control module. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel shook excessively and the front passenger and driver side doors were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the power steering motor and both the driver and passenger side door latches were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was not available.

- North Royalton , OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 152012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
The Chevy Malibu 2008 door latch on the passenger side does not work. It has to be opened and closed manually. When you buy anew car and pay that much money for it, you expect the doors to work properly for the life of the car, as I did for my other cars. This is wrong and it should be taken care of by the manufacturer, whether it's under warranty or not. This is just good business practice. Also, my front headlight leaks inside when it rains. This is totally uncalled for. I've driven almost 50 years and this has never happened to any of my cars. This also needs to be taken care of...updated 12/11/12

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012011


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the rear passenger side door could not be locked with the keyless entry system or manually. The dealer advised the contact that the door actuator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 74,741 and the failure mileages were 70,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 04/25/12 the consumer stated the passenger side door, was also beginning to display the same problem. Updated 04/30/12

- Norman, OK, USA

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