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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Repair Histories

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Repair Histories: photograph by 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Repair Histories

79 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. 34 of these members (43%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 135 repairs to 2004 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 1.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2004 Chevrolet Malibu problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2004 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Chart based on 135 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

Engine not specified

Chevrolet in Alabama, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008 US $200 CD stuck in the CD-rom. Rear mirror broken. 
Dec 2008   Both remote are not working. Changed to new ones for 100$ 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
Mar 2009   Leaky transmission pan gasket. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2014
Sep 2009   Replaced intermediate shaft to fix clunk in steering. 
Dec 2010 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. 
Oct 2012   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
May 2010   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. 
Jun 2010 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. 
Oct 2010   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
Jun 2009   Clunking in steering column 
Chevrolet Malibu in Michigan, United States
Jan 2006 - Mar 2010
Aug 2006   Rack & pinion replaced, under warranty (noted before 36,000). Front end was making 'bump' noise when turning steering wheel. 
Mar 2007 US $166 Front end again had 'bump' noise when turning steering wheel. Out of warranty, GM picked up about 50% of repair cost. 
Feb 2009   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 - Nov 2014
Oct 2008 US $20 Long starting problem. 
Aug 2013   Purge solenoid value replace. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009   The passenger side sunvisor was not properly installed so I had to take the car back to be reserviced. 
Mar 2009   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 - Mar 2015
Jan 2009 US $142 Transmission shifting problem, solved by adding transmission fluid and possibly resetting shift points. 
May 2011   Steering Universal Joint, not repaired, told "There's a TSB on this - see your dealer" 
Aug 2011   Replaced steering assembly 
Apr 2012   brake cylinder replaced during a regular pad/rotor change at 97000 
Dec 2012   Exhaust, replaced muffler 
May 2013   Replaced right front bearing Replaced both front tie rods 
Chevrolet Malibu in Virginia, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2013
Mar 2009 US $340 Replaced right front tire rod 
Sep 2009   leaking right rear caliper required replacement 
Jul 2010   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. 
Feb 2011   Replaced leaking transmission pan gasket, filter, and transmission flush 
Mar 2013   Alternator completely failed. 
May 2013   Radiator had hole in the bottom. 

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