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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Repair Histories

65 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. 27 of these members (41.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 89 repairs to 2010 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2010 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Chart based on 89 repairs.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu repair cost distribution

Chart based on 12 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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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
2000 mi   trans line broke,faulty clamp. 
Chevrolet Malibu in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2012
5000 mi   on-star stopped working. Parts have been ordered. 
6000   On-star would intermittently stop working. Unable to replicate issue. Car was into dealer three times, no parts were ordered, issue hasn't occurred since. 
6000   On-star stopped working. Rear-view mirror/on-star buttons replaced. Wiring from on-star module to mirror replaced, wiring from antenna to on-star module replaced. Connectors for all on-star wiring replaced. 
17000   the steering rack was replaced due to bushings/gears wearing out at the point that the steering shaft and front rack are joined. 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Virginia, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2015
10000 mi   Airbag warning light came on, notifying us that the airbag may not work in an accident. The dealer replaced a sensor located under the driver's seat 
28000   noticed abrupt downshifting when coming to stops in car. No CE or other light on, but when took car for 25k service, asked dealer to look. They opened up and overhauled transmission--new clutch packs, TCM valve assembly, fluid 
50000 US $140 replaced front brake pads 
74000   Onstar communication module failed 
88000   Loss of a couple forward gears and reverse gear on the 6-spd Daewoo automatic. Technician found fractured wave plate, broken gears metal shards and liquid was gray and fouled within the transmission. Entire rebuild was needed. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Idaho, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2011
4000 mi   Wind noise left drivers window. 
13000   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 
Chevrolet Malibu in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
620 mi   Power window switch working intermittently. Dealer could not resolve. 
1240   Power door locks firing on own. VDR installed in vehicle Rattle coming from headliner over rear seats. Replaced grommet and re-inserted. 
2480   Power door locks firing on own. Dealer found torn water proof grommet in door and replaced. 
3720   Power door lock no longer works. Replaced door lock switch 
10540   Clunk in front end. Replaced right front strut and strut mount. Also replaced intermediate steering shaft. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2010 - Jan 2011
2000 mi   plastic body panel behind right rear wheel loose. Dealer replaced original fasteners with oversize fasteners. tight. 
3000   "service airbag" error message. Dealer diagnosed as needing a replacement part....not in stock. airbag problem apparently resolved after new part was installed. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2015
8000 mi   Faulty wiring harness connector causing false indiction of problems with air bag system or trunk lid open. Part ordered and replaced. Problem solved. 
11000   Manufacturer upgrade to automatic transmission software installed. 
Chevrolet Malibu in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2015
1000 mi   Electrical short smell emanates from engine compartment. Dealer acknowledges odor but attributes to "new" car smell. Suggested that chemicals on metal components will burn off by 1000 miles. 
7000   Wiring harness. passenger air bag would not engage if someone was sitting in passenger seat. Recalled. 
10000   Rear cupholder spring retaining hinge popped out. Cup holder has two retaining plastic ends that it swivels from. They remounted it without the hinge. 
14000   Air bag warning light indicated servicing 
19000   Rear cup holder hinge defective. Left rear shock 
20000   air bag sensor light Chrome plating on interior door handle was defective. Handle trim sharp to the touch. 
21000   Air bag sensors needed to be replaced. 
38000   Key remote: battery holder post broken off 
65000   At a resting position, checked engine light came. While depressing accelerator to 20-30 mph, tach rpm went to 5-6k. Car would bucked forward. Car was towed. 3-5 wave plate damaged tranny. 
80000   power train seal 
Chevrolet Malibu in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2010
  Clunking noise that seemed to emanate from rear was apparent when car hit certain bumps. Later diagnosed as a problem with sunroof that only sounded as though it were from the rear. Problem found to be sunroof assy somehow bumping against something else when car was driven over bumps. 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Malibu in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2011
5000 mi   Squeaking problem in the driver door related to seatbelt retraction system 
33000   Service Airbag light was on, needed to change electrical connectors as part of recall 

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