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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Repair Histories

83 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. 38 of these members (45.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 101 repairs to 2005 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 101 repairs.

2005 Chevrolet Malibu repair cost distribution

Chart based on 49 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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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Arkansas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
234000 mi US $150 Injection system cleaned because car had gotten hard to start. 
272000   Brake rotors had to be replaced today at 272,000 miles 
Chevrolet Malibu in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2007 - Jun 2014
37820 mi C $10 seafoamed the engine: 1/3 in the tank, 1/3 in the crankcase and a 1/3 up the vacuum line. 
54560   Leaking rear seal on the drivers rear caliper necessitated a caliper replacement. 
61380   replaced faulty evap canister purge valve 
76880   Amber bulb fixture in headlight assembly started to melt and scorched the assemblies. New assemblies and led amber bulbs purchased and installed.  Problem returned - headlight assembly daytime running light amber lenses caught fire. Replaced bulbs with gm 13502232 and new knock off lenses. Found GM TSB 06-08-42-004B. Also affects HHRs. 
98620   The mass air flow sensor needed cleaning with some contact cleaner 
101060   Replaced upstream oxygen sensors with new Bosch stuff at 150K and replaced serpentine belt with Gates micro groove 
104160   Replaced both upstream oxygen sensors and the mass air flow sensor - mileage improve a LOT 
Chevrolet Malibu in Texas, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2014
35578 mi   Replaced steering gear assembly and replaced both lower control arms and bushings 
62000 US $153 Front brake pads needed replacing. Rear brakes still have 75% left. 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2012
53000 mi US $80 Car turns over but would not start. Fuel pump not engaged. Towed to shop where they were unable to duplicate problem. Same recurring problem, 6 times over last 2 years. Fuel pump and relay switch replaced 2 times. Runs fine then, refuses to start. HEL 
59000   Same recurring problem.Bought another fuel pump relay switch and installed it myself.Running ok for the moment.Until the next time.. 
60000   Car periodically will not start. Occasionally will stall out. Repair shop reviewed dealer repairs and declined to attempt a fix. Thinking of making a flower pot out of it. Upset, dissappointed, and beside myself. 
62000   Repair shop tracked down problem, tightened all connections and fixed the problem.  
72000   steering box, struts repair and replace 
72000   motor shift causing vibration 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

Chevrolet Malibu in New York, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2011
35000 mi   warranty repair on clunking steering box - known problem with this line - was not corrected, and dealer used the car for errands to the tune of 300 miles! 
107000 US $40 Check engine light, code was 'temperature error'. Changed anti-freeze, cleared code, and check engine is gone for now. Car ran fine as usual. This might indicate thermostat dying soon. 
118000   Steering column and motor (all electric power steering). 
Chevrolet Malibu in Utah, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
52000 mi US $185 needed a rearview mirror select switch replaced. 
Chevrolet Malibu in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2014
50000 mi US $27 3 Remote Keyless entry keys continually failed; had received 1 new months ago but that one failed also; finally got them reprogrammed again when  Also had car taken in for rear blinker bulb burned out & incorrectly self-installed. 
71500   Power steering light coming on at times. After a few months, received recall notice for power steering assist loss due to electrical input signals within the steering column assembly. Repaired @ no cost to me. 
86000   Cable for emergency brake broke 
96300   reclining lever for back seat failed and could not raise seat back from flat position 
99000   whindshield replaced due to shattered lower right corner 
Chevrolet Malibu in Hawaii, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
26000 mi   Steering tie rods replaced. Second time. Rear hatch struts failed. Both replaced. 
33000   Steering rod. Again. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Utah, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2014
35500 mi   Visors fall down - Replaced under warranty Steering Gear knocks Check gas cap warning when gas cap is on - Warranty Fuel gauge only reaches 7/8 full Gas cap was replaced on first trip but the computer needed to be reset on a second trip. Fuel gauge i 
36500   The visors and steering knocks resolved without incident under warranty. Gas cap replaced The fuel tank was replace after the cluster and fuel level sender units were replaced. The tank was apparently warped but the mechanic did not see the problem or 
60000 US $16 Replace remote fob from Ebay and dealer programmed for free. 
75000   Replaced front brake pads. Replaced turn signal bulb 
83000   Transmission stop going forward. Only reverse worked. Transmission was rebuilt. Could have used a transmission fluid change a few miles ago. 
123000   Replaced both tie rod ends and passenger control arm. Should have been $700 but did the work myself. 
130000   Replaced oil filter extension gasket. This was allowing an oil leak over the oil filter 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chevrolet in West Virginia, United States
Dec 2007 - May 2008
122000 mi US $600 Replace intermediate steering shaft 8-07, problem resurfaced 1-08, states known problem, repacked and advised should consider trading in, very noticable high speed vibration, common on Malibu. 

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