2008 Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (8%)

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (75%)

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

90000 mi

US $300
caliper sticking 
52000 mi Pressure monitor ban on left front wheel 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

6000 mi Clunk from brake pedal while depressing brake in cold weather: brakes drained, filled, and bled at no cost. 
97000 mi

US $240
Rear pads were worn out. They actually fell apart and locked up left rear brake 
42160 mi

C $15
Knocking sound was coming back slowly, even with new disks and pads. Dismantled, cleaned and relubed with synthetics. Specialy the caliper pins which were quite dry. Pins out of calipers and boots throughout clean job. Works good. 
33000 mi Squeaking break pedal. Replaced fluid in master cylinder. Not fixed 100% of the time but better. 
19000 mi Anti-lock brakes, Traction control and Parking brake warning lamps came on simultaneously. Replaced brake control module.  
6820 mi The brake fluid in the master cylinder started to break down about 3 months after owning the car. Come cold winter months, the brakes would squeak when depressed. Dealer changed fluid to a modified DOT3 fluid as per bulletin #PIT3779J. 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Brake Problems

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