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Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Problems

737 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Malibu. 32 of these members (4.3%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 40 transmission repairs to Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.1 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 Chevrolet Malibu problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Chart based on 754 repairs.

Chevrolet Malibu transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 85 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   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   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 US $142 Transmission shifting problem, solved by adding transmission fluid and possibly resetting shift points. 

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