hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,200 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 022016

Malibu Classic

  • miles


The power steering keeps going out while I'm driving. The brakes fell when all of the break lights come on.. when I try to pump gas the gas comes back out at

- Kirbyville, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 032014

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Fuel gauge fluctuation and engine lights comes on. I did not have this problem until after the last recall car is in good shape and I feel that something went wrong and they failed to tell me at the dealership. I need help.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 072015

Malibu Classic

  • 65,000 miles
Fuel shows incorrect amounts. Fill it and sometimes is says empty.

- Brattleboro, VT, USA

problem #2

Sep 102012

Malibu Classic

  • 146,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle very used at 143xxx miles, from a "reputable" dealer. I got a tune up as well as an oil change, standard used car purchase procedure. My dad initially brought to my attention that while driving my fuel gauge dropped down to E, the low gas light lit up and the check engine light came on. A local auto parts store said I should use a fuel injection kit for the check engine light. Now I have 146xxx miles and it happens every single time I get gas. It's nerve racking because I do drive frequently and my main concern is how much gas do I have? I came across a guy that works at a different auto store and he said it's probably my sender unit for my gas tank, which should cost about $300 to fix depending on where I take it. My next set of issues is my horn, I was unaware that it didn't work upon purchasing until I went to honk it and nothing happened. I took it to midas and they replaced the fuse. After driving it home the horn stopped working again. I heard it's just some wires touching but nobody does electrical work. Today, a friend asked if my turn signals were working. I said they did and he said they were burnt up, plastic and all. I looked and sure enough they were melted and the light itself was black on the inside and it looked like it's on the verge of shattering. He asked if there were recalls on anything with this car, I told him I called a local Chevy dealer and the guy insisted otherwise. Now, I checked this website and both the gas and lights are on a list of recalls. Apparently, not all dealers know half the information they should for concerned drivers.

- Campbell, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 022012

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
My daughter was driving her car and for no reason the car just shuts off. This has happened 3 times in the last weeks. The car also on 6 occasions would not start(has brand new battery) won't turn over, my daughter has been stranded several times. After a $400. 00 fuel pump replacement, which after it was replaced the car, other cars which are just shutting off while they are being driven.this is very dangerous to lose all power while driving!. and as well there have been numerous car owners who have replaced fuel pumps, which did not solve the problem. The car now has had the ignition replace as the mechanics "think:"its the security system!. to date the repairs are hitting $1,000. Also the turning signals, radio and A/C all work intermittently. I am no mechanic but seems there is electrical/security systems issues with these cars. The forums are loaded with car owners having the same issues! but of course they are so varied that most not reported to you!and we all know the garages don't report all issues! thanks for your help!

- Ashville, NY, USA

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