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Chevrolet Malibu Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

697 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Malibu. 86 of these members (12.3%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 53 brakes and traction control repairs to Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Chevrolet Malibu problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Chevrolet Malibu problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Chevrolet Malibu problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

20% of the Chevrolet Malibu repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 562 repairs.

Chevrolet Malibu brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Chevrolet Malibu brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 25% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 11% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 76 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Chevrolet Malibu Brakes and Traction Control problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 1000    
13000 0 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 
 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 23000    
31000 0 ESC/traction warning lights flashing. Dealer could not replicate while at dealer. The warning lights are still flashing. 
59000  
Chevrolet Malibu in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 17000    
31000 0 Brake booster was failing, caused creaking sound through the brake pedal. 
 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
90000 300 caliper sticking 
 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Malibu in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 23000    
33000 0 Squeaking break pedal. Replaced fluid in master cylinder. Not fixed 100% of the time but better. 
 
Chevrolet Malibu in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 2000    
19000 0 Anti-lock brakes, Traction control and Parking brake warning lamps came on simultaneously. Replaced brake control module.  
 
Chevrolet Malibu in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
6820 0 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. 
97340  

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 34000    
36000 0 Passenger side rear brake caliper developed leak. Replaced with new part. 
79000  

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 38440    
54560 100 Leaking rear seal on the drivers rear caliper necessitated a caliper replacement. 
104780  

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 141000    
152000 584 leaking right rear caliper required replacement 
 

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