really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
175 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 262009

Malibu Maxx

  • miles


The car will shut down without warning. I have experienced this when accelerating, braking, and when driving down the road with neither acceleration or braking. I have researched this on line and it seems like a lot of people are experiencing this with no known resolution to the problem. Every incident where I see it reported, the individual has not had a fix. The first incident was 3 weeks ago, then last night, and again this morning. If this were to happen in the middle of an intersection people would get hurt. Personally I plan to buy a new car because I do not feel that Chevrolet dealership will provide a fix.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102005

Malibu Maxx

  • Automatic transmission
  • 350 miles
Car is less than two weeks old and under 400 miles on the odometer. Constant stalling and eventually difficult to start. Car had to be towed to the dealership. Dealer service dept has determined that the mass airflow sensor is defective and needs to be replaced. Awaiting delivery of replacement part.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

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