definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,737 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic electrical problems

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 122011

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • 50,841 miles


Car went completely dead, and was diagnosed with a defective ignition switch. Cost to repair was $542.85 is this going to be covered in the current GM recall?

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 252008

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,371 miles
I tried to start the car and, while the starter motor operated, the car would not start. Eventually I had to have the car towed, and the ignition switch replaced. If had know, I could have left the key on for 10 minutes and perhaps it would have started. But this info was buried in the owner?S manual under the heading passlock and not found until after the car was repaired. I would have been afraid to sit in an unlocked car for 10 minutes in any event.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 082008

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My problem is with a 2004 Chevy Malibu classic...since the day I bought this car I have had to replace the ignition cylinder three times because the car would not start in the cold weather..and now I my car is not starting because of a theft passlock module issue...this car has left me stranded everywhere and im a single mother and need to go to work and this car is undependable due to the faulty theft system..I have spent over 2000 dollars already for nothing, because the same problem occurs all over again...please look into this situation...there is a need to for a recall....

- Horseheads, NY, USA

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