778 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Malibu. 63 of these members
(8.1%) have reported brake repairs for their car.
A total of 77 brake repairs to Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.1 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Squeaking break pedal. Replaced fluid in master cylinder. Not fixed 100% of the time but better.
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.
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.
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.
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.