fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152006

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu classic from a nearby town dealership and was pleased until about 1 month later when I kept hearing a loud screeching sounds coming from the front end. Thinking it was the brakes going bad, I had a friend who worked on cars, check it out and he found the brake caliper had gone bad. The car had only 32,000 miles on it, and it was fairly new he couldn't understand why this new car would have a caliper going bad that fast. It was prior owned as a company program car. He replaced the brakes and caliper and now everything was fine.

- Virginia, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 092007

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu classic. The contact stated that the popping sound in the steering wheel has occurred since he purchased the vehicle. The contact has a problem with his brakes. The calipers have been replaced three times since he purchased the vehicle. The contact stated that they worked for a few days and began to squeak excessively again. Also, there was an egg smell in his car and began a few months after purchasing the vehicle. The contact would like to know what could be done to correct the ongoing vehicle incidents/failures.

- Lawton, OK, USA

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