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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Repair Histories

77 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. 30 of these members (39%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 123 repairs to 2004 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 123 repairs.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu repair cost distribution

Chart based on 45 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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2004 Chevrolet Malibu

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Chevrolet in Alabama, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
51000 mi US $200 CD stuck in the CD-rom. Rear mirror broken. 
54000   Both remote are not working. Changed to new ones for 100$ each with 50$ labor. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
88000 mi   Leaky transmission pan gasket. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2014
58280 mi   Replaced intermediate shaft to fix clunk in steering. 
71300 C $200 The right axle was leaking, I saw it wet but condition must have been there for months or even a year, might have been from hitting something. 
79760   Ignition switch replaced 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
79670 mi   camshaft or crankshaft sensor replaced because car was stalling out on engine disabled while driving.While driving the car would shut down and I would have to restart. 
79980 C $215 Flexible piece in the exhaust line before the resonator broke and they had to weld a new piece inline and guarantee for 1 year at Canadian Tire.They could not locate exact part and welded a piece in line. 
83700   THE TRUNK WOULD NOT OPEN WITH THE KEY AT ALL. SOMETIMES BUTTON PUSHED AND TRUNK DIDN'T OPEN. I REPLACED LOCK. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
65000 mi   Clunking in steering column 
Chevrolet Malibu in Michigan, United States
Jan 2006 - Mar 2010
45000 mi   Rack & pinion replaced, under warranty (noted before 36,000). Front end was making 'bump' noise when turning steering wheel. 
55000 US $166 Front end again had 'bump' noise when turning steering wheel. Out of warranty, GM picked up about 50% of repair cost. 
97000   Front end clunking, started at 36k, repaired 4 times now with different parts, last repair at 92k. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2014
41000 mi US $20 Long starting problem. 
74700   Purge solenoid value replace. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
47000 mi   The passenger side sunvisor was not properly installed so I had to take the car back to be reserviced. 
49000   I have been driving the car and noticed a noise coming from the dash. It was constant while cruising and was getting louder. While the car was in the shop they noticed steering issues. The noise went away after fixing them but it keeps coming back. When turning the steering wheel a clunk could be heard from the front end. The mechanic checked it out & found the intermediate shaft and both lower control arms were bad. They replaced all parts and the clunk went away. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Michigan, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2014
60000 mi US $142 Transmission shifting problem, solved by adding transmission fluid and possibly resetting shift points. 
84000   Steering Universal Joint, not repaired, told "There's a TSB on this - see your dealer" 
87500   Replaced steering assembly 
100000   brake cylinder replaced during a regular pad/rotor change at 97000 
113000   Exhaust, replaced muffler 
120000   Replaced right front bearing Replaced both front tie rods 
Chevrolet Malibu in Virginia, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2013
142000 mi US $340 Replaced right front tire rod 
154000   leaking right rear caliper required replacement 
167000   Replaced inner and upper right front tie rods, along with 4 new tires. Inner rod worn, upper rod frozen in place and had to be cut in order to remove inner tie rod. 
179000   Replaced leaking transmission pan gasket, filter, and transmission flush 
228000   Alternator completely failed. 
228000   Radiator had hole in the bottom. 

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