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Chevrolet Malibu transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 89 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

2000 mi trans line broke,faulty clamp. 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

3000 mi Transmission does not shift properly. 
3000 mi Powertrain shudder and growling usually from 40-50 that often continues into a constant rumble and shake at, above, or below that speed. GM Engineers tested it, but nothing would occur for them, so a portable data recorder was installed to monitor. 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

54000 mi

US $4000
Had no foward gears, only reverse 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

82000 mi

US $2200
Automatic transmission stuck in second gear. Solenoid open circuit was the trouble code. Transmission removed and rebuilt. 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

83000 mi

US $3000
Transmission stop going forward. Only reverse worked. Transmission was rebuilt. Could have used a transmission fluid change a few miles ago. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

71300 mi

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. 
88000 mi Leaky transmission pan gasket. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

179000 mi

US $195
Replaced leaking transmission pan gasket, filter, and transmission flush 
60000 mi

US $142
Transmission shifting problem, solved by adding transmission fluid and possibly resetting shift points. 

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Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Problems

789 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Malibu. 38 of these members (4.8%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 47 transmission repairs to Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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