hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,550 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 182014

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


Have been experiencing strong odors of gasoline over the past several weeks. Gas mileage has been impacted. Have called dealer several times - no return phone call. Assume when they do call me back, I am in for a $1,000 repair bill based on previous submissions. I would guess this should be another recall item based on the number of complaints I have read.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032011

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • miles
I bought this car November 02, 2011 drove it home. The very next day I notice the cranking issues. The car will crank right up of the mornings, but after it warms up it could take up to 5 times. The car will shake and die. So I have no warranty for this car I bought used. So it's like I am stuck with it until it's paid for. So I google information about this car for any recalls and have been trying to find out if the fuel pump has or not been replaced for this car. My mechanic tells me it is my fuel pump. The recall was February 28, 2011, I feel this car was missed. This is the very first Chevrolet that I have bought, but trying to crank this car is just crazy. I get so fustrated this is a poor quality of a car. Everytime I take it to have anything done to it. I want to crawl under the table, cause I have to explain to them that I have a retard of a car. Can someone help me please.

- Dahlonega, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032012

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The contact stated that the fuel pump became fracture D on the elbow of the pump. The contact noticed a gasoline leak in front of the exhaust as he was driving an unknown speed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis who attempted to seal the fracture with epoxy but the remedy failed. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The contact was informed of the recall related to NHTSA campaign id number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) and stated that his model vehicle was suffering from the same defect. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 104,000. Updated 11/01/12 updated 11/02/2012

- Cassatt, SC, USA

problem #1

May 012012

Malibu Maxx

  • 59,198 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a strong gasoline fuel odor. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the fuel neck only had one hose. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 59,198 and the current mileage was 69,000.

- Saint Petersburg , FL, USA

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