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Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

698 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Malibu. 95 of these members (13.6%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 31 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Chevrolet Malibu problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Chevrolet Malibu problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Chevrolet Malibu problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

20% of the Chevrolet Malibu repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 561 repairs.

Chevrolet Malibu transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Chevrolet Malibu transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 25% cost less than $100, 49% between $100 and $499, 9% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 76 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Chevrolet Malibu Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 1000    
2000 0 trans line broke,faulty clamp. 
 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 2000    
3000 0 Transmission does not shift properly. 
 
Chevrolet Malibu in Delaware, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 0    
3000 0 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

Chevrolet Malibu in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 52000    
54000 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

Chevrolet Malibu in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 81000    
82000 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

Chevrolet Malibu in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 42000    
83000 3000 Transmission stop going forward. Only reverse worked. Transmission was rebuilt. Could have used a transmission fluid change a few miles ago. 
135000  

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 54560    
71300 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. 
89280  
Chevrolet Malibu in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 80000    
88000 0 Leaky transmission pan gasket. 
 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

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

Chevrolet Malibu in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 141000    
179000 195 Replaced leaking transmission pan gasket, filter, and transmission flush 
 
Chevrolet Malibu in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 57000    
60000 142 Transmission shifting problem, solved by adding transmission fluid and possibly resetting shift points. 
134000  

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