fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,833 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx brakes problems

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 092006

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. When the contact applied the brakes at 65 mph, the entire vehicle began to shake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the rear rotors were rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was serviced for the failure several different times, but it still persists. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The current mileage was 47,000 and failure mileage was 5,500. Updated 09/10/08 updated 09/15/08

- Windsor Locks, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 302007

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
After the first 200 miles on the odometer, the car had front rotor problems. The dealer tried to fix it 2 times by turning the rotors, only to return in less than 2,000 miles each time. They finally changed out the rotors for brand new ones after I complained to the dealer owner and management about the problem. The second issue was loss of power steering while on the highway, making it impossible to turn. This was caused by a faulty electrical connection at the fuse box, which I took it upon myself to repair and the problem never returned. The third problem started in January 2007, just one and a half years of owning the car. Steering assembly noises identical to all previous reports was corrected by a rack and pinion assembly replacement. In July 2007 (just 6 months later) it was changed again. Now in October (3 months later) it is scheduled to return to the dealer for yet another replacement, making this the 4th rack and pinion assembly to date (including the original). This is completely unacceptable for a vehicle of this price range... and the only solution to date is to continue to change out the assembly.

- Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 152006

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front suspension is clunky as if there are loose-fitted parts. Front brakes pulsate at freeway speeds causing steering difficulty in corners.

- Caldwell, ID, USA

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