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Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

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Chevrolet Malibu brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (51%)

< $100 (22%)

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.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

197-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

37820 mi

C $69
Left rear wheel bearing speed sensor broken - magnet missing of hub. Replaced wheel bearing and cleared code (C0045). It was discounted to $69 under a good will warranty since it was barely out of warranty. 
39680 mi

C $417
Right rear wheel bearing speed sensor broken - magnet missing of hub. Replaced wheel bearing and cleared code (C0050). 

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

38700 mi

US $242
The ESC NEEDS SERVICE message appeared and power steering light came on intermittently. they check and a code CO561,CO460 and Doc 1878100.replaced steering column because could not take off airbag cut bezel and replaced with new one. 
20000 mi

US $200
Replaced Front Brake Pad & Rotor 

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

17000 mi Wife went to stop and heard growling noise and brakes barely stopped. Not clear if she was on a slippery surface/gravel . It was test driven, inspected and the tires were rotated (overdue). 
50000 mi

US $800
Brakes fading a bit, they replaced all pads and rotors. 
50000 mi TRAC and stability lights came on, P0106 stored, cleaned connections in MAP sensor wiring. 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

31000 mi

US $100
I continue to have vibration problems, so decided to replace rotors to see if replacing the rotors elimated the vibration. It seems to help some, but vibration is still unacceptable. 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

56000 mi

US $500
Replace Front rotors, Pad for both front and rear 
51000 mi pads were replaced 
13000 mi Brake Master Cylinder had a leak. Car told me that there was low brake fluid. I took car into dealer and they found the problem. Ordered the part, gave me a loaner car for two days. No further problem 
50000 mi

US $140
replaced front brake pads 
69440 mi new pads installed incorrectly by dealer, 3 trips back still have problem 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

19000 mi

US $60
Replaced front pads with only 19,000 miles on them 

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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

75000 mi Routine brake job 
31000 mi ESC/traction warning lights flashing. Dealer could not replicate while at dealer. The warning lights are still flashing. 
68000 mi

US $250
Replaced front pads, machined rotors 
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.  
75000 mi

US $200
4 wheel brake job 
6448 mi Bluetooth reprogrammed to correct dropping of save device connections. Replaced brake vacuum pump. All warranty work. 
61000 mi

US $375
Traction control sensor on right front hub assembly 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

52000 mi

US $54
Replaced one (1) rear rotor and all disc brake pads on rear axle. 
52300 mi

US $65
Replaced one (1) front rotor and all disc brake pads on front axle. 
90300 mi Data comunications lost. Reseated connectors 
126700 mi Connector on the Body Control Module affecting the Brake Apply Sensor. recall due to fretting corrosion. Erratic brake lights and disabling of Traction Control, ABS and Stability Controls.GM safety recall 13036. 
136000 mi

US $150
front pads and rotors 
150000 mi steering wheel sensor-covered by extended warranty 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

90000 mi

US $300
caliper sticking 
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 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

34300 mi

US $100
At a continuous 80 mph the left front wheel would start to vibrate and shimmy violently and make a loud slapping noise. After stopping the problem went away but came back once the speed was 80 for about 5 minutes. Turned front rotors and replaced pads. 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

37820 mi Car didnt get driven much this summer. Away for work reasons. Inner front disk rotors got badly rusted. I got them off and buffed the rust making the surface clean got everything back together. Much better without vibrations! 
41840 mi

C $95
Front Disks warped or uneven wear. Attemped to clean this spring. Helped but problem came back i.e. vibration under brake application. Disks under warranty, changed as well as pads 
42160 mi

C $15
Knocking sound was coming back slowly, even with new disks and pads. Dismantled, cleaned and relubed with synthetics. Specialy the caliper pins which were quite dry. Pins out of calipers and boots throughout clean job. Works good. 
45880 mi Rear Brakes, bad wear: cleaned up 
86000 mi

US $135
Replace front brake pads 
111000 mi

US $120
Replace front brake pads 
19000 mi Anti-lock brakes, Traction control and Parking brake warning lamps came on simultaneously. Replaced brake control module.  
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. 
144280 mi

C $850
Brakes needed to be replaced.  
33000 mi Squeaking break pedal. Replaced fluid in master cylinder. Not fixed 100% of the time but better. 
6000 mi Clunk from brake pedal while depressing brake in cold weather: brakes drained, filled, and bled at no cost. 

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

128000 mi Worn pads and rotors, replaced 
133000 mi

US $403
Emergency brake cable had broken; new emergency brake assembly installed. 
66700 mi

US $130
Had to have brake rotors and pads replaced. Took 2 visits as they went out of round within a week of being replaced. Second repair was free. 

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

99000 mi

US $180
regular brake use repair 
36000 mi Passenger side rear brake caliper developed leak. Replaced with new part. 

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

114540 mi

C $125
leaking rear caliper. replaced with remanufactured unit obtained from parts supplier 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

79000 mi

US $105
Rear rotors and pads. 
150000 mi

US $75
Parking brake seal failed. Replaced caliper. 
75000 mi

US $800
Front rotors were warpped... replaced front rotors and pads... Flushed break fluid and wheel alignment 
130000 mi Brakes pads and rotors needed to be replaced. 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

66300 mi

US $700
Brakes: rotors replaced 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

57000 mi

US $500
New brake pads and rotors. OEM rotors constantly warped 
117000 mi

US $500
Replaced all rotors and pads. This car constantly warps rotors burns up pads 
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 
153000 mi

US $95
Leaking Caliper. Rebuild kit didn't work, so replaced entire caliper. 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

54560 mi

C $100
Leaking rear seal on the drivers rear caliper necessitated a caliper replacement. 
51000 mi

US $1900
Rear Brake Pads replace June 1 2011. Mileage at that time was 48808 
62000 mi

US $153
Front brake pads needed replacing. Rear brakes still have 75% left. 
59520 mi

C $400
Rear Brake Pads plus rotors replaced 
66960 mi

C $500
replaced front rotors, pads and calipers. Brakes becoming hard to stop due to faulty front wheel ABS sensor. 
77900 mi replaced front and rear brake pads. 
272000 mi

US $300
Brake rotors had to be replaced today at 272,000 miles 

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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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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

47700 mi

US $470
Brakes: pads, rotors, or drums, repair 
75000 mi

US $40
Replaced front brake pads. 
146500 mi

US $100
Replace both rear rotors. They had rusted on the back side and were not wearing properly against the brake pads. 
86000 mi

US $245
Cable for emergency brake broke 
63240 mi leaking brake caliper 
83360 mi

C $537
Front driver side caliper seized and replaced. Front-end vibration during hard high-speed braking in a car seldom driven on highway. Front rotors & pads replaced despite 30% pad remaining. 
86480 mi

C $125
Collapsed brake line caused caliper seizure 
90700 mi

C $225
Right front seized caliper, replaced 
91340 mi

C $115
Collapsed brake line caused seized caliper 
89300 mi Front brake rotors badly warped - they were machined and put back on. Rear brake pads replaced. 
108000 mi

US $250
Both rear calipers were replaced because of leaking. 
147700 mi

US $325
Warped rotors, worn pads. 
120000 mi

US $260
Replace all brake pads and rotors 
78000 mi

US $380
Rear driver side caliper was leaking brake fluid. The reason for sending to the shop was a low brake fluid light 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

72000 mi The car was loping when the brakes were applied. The repair needed was determined to be turning the rotors. Shop said it could be driven in this condition and was not dangerous - so still driving it with loping brakes. 
100500 mi

US $180
Replaced all 4 rotors and pads. Pads were replaced for free under limited lifetime warranty from Advance Auto. Replaced 1 brake caliper. Flushed brake fluid. Repairs completed myself. 
104700 mi

US $500
Passenger-side brake flex-hose collapsed locking brake on. Brake overheated ruining rotor, pads, caliper and wheel bearing on passenger side. Replaced parts ruined and also replaced remaining brake hoses. 
68700 mi

US $750
Replaced all rotors and pads. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

176700 mi

C $1400
Seized calipers on rear brakes, leading to excessive wear on front brakes. Required replacing rear calipers. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

92000 mi

US $1900
Replaced RR caliper due to leak 
154000 mi

US $584
leaking right rear caliper required replacement 
56000 mi

US $740
New rotors and pads on 4 wheel disk brakes. 
100000 mi

US $150
brake cylinder replaced during a regular pad/rotor change at 97000 

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 3.1L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

112000 mi

US $20
Seal in Rear Passenger brake cylinder failed, causing sticking brakes and brake noise / clunking. Replaced cylinder with OEM quality part by myself. STAR DRIVE SOCKET NEEDED 

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