pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,900 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #2

May 202007

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,800 miles


Problems with the brakes, I have to replace the brake pads every 2-3 months and have the rotors turned as well for there is a vibration in the steering column and front end if not turned. I was told my dealership that the rotors are no good for the car and that GM is aware of the problem but refuses to correct it.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 282007

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car leased brand new in August 2004. As of today on une 28,2007 car had brakes repaired 4 times at the dealer. Rotors have been machined each time, and today brake pads replaced..car has 27,180 miles on it, and it has been maintained, garaged, kept, and no one has been rough on the brakes. The last time we had the car to dealer for brake problems was July of last year. At that time we were told that a brake line was crimped and only found it because we were having tires rotated. Also, told that this was the last time rotors could be machined. Well today they machined them once again as I had said previously for the fourth time. I did some research, and I may be wrong but there was a recall on the car for ABS problems in April 2004 prior to our purchase of the car.. I called GM, and was told that our car was involved, but was later told by owner of dealership that there had been a communication error and our car was involved in another recall concerning seat belts or something along those lines. I am very concerned about the safety of the brakes at this point after so many conflicting stories..I feel very frustated, and had to spend almost $500 because the brake pads were not covered under the bumper to bumper warranty as they had nothing to do with the previous rotor/brakeline problems or so I was told..we had computor sensor problems, short sockets on both real turn signals, loose tie rod, ignition problems, which they could not detect..faulty gas cap etc.

- Denville, NJ, USA

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