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Chevrolet Malibu brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 88 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2000 mi Took vehicle in regarding brake noise when the front pads were warm. Dealer inspected brakes and replaced front pads under warranty per PIC-5152C. 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

31000 mi Brake booster was failing, caused creaking sound through the brake pedal. 
37000 mi

US $335
All four brake rotors warped, pads with on 15% remaining.  

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

11000 mi Squealing brakes 
52000 mi Pressure monitor ban on left front wheel 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

33000 mi Squeaking break pedal. Replaced fluid in master cylinder. Not fixed 100% of the time but better. 
6820 mi The brake fluid in the master cylinder started to break down about 3 months after owning the car. Come cold winter months, the brakes would squeak when depressed. Dealer changed fluid to a modified DOT3 fluid as per bulletin #PIT3779J. 
16740 mi Brakes were squeaking while they were applied. The pads were tested, but still had plenty of braking material left. Shop decided that it was likely due to bad pads, so they replaced them. Squeaking has gone away. 
17980 mi Brakes squeak excessively during stopping. Brought the vehicle in, and service consultant decided that brakes should be looked at. Service technician says brakes should not be squeeking like this at only 26000 km, so replaced under warranty. 
39680 mi

C $360
Brake pads were low. Hadn't reached the indicator yet, and mechanic said it would have to be replaced likely within next few months. I said since the car was in, just replace the pads. 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

201-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

22000 mi

US $300
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors. Badly worn out. 
34000 mi

US $300
replaced pads and discs for all 4 wheels 
85000 mi replaced front brake pads on both sides 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

62000 mi

US $153
Front brake pads needed replacing. Rear brakes still have 75% left. 
54560 mi

C $100
Leaking rear seal on the drivers rear caliper necessitated a caliper replacement. 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

84000 mi Rear shoes and drums. Front pads and rotors 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

154000 mi

US $584
leaking right rear caliper required replacement 

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Chevrolet Malibu Brake Problems

791 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Malibu. 67 of these members (8.5%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 84 brake repairs to Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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