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2009 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (35%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 163 repairs.
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

40000 mi The SES came on and the code indicated a leak in the fuel evap recovery system a valve was replaced but the SES returned 3 more times. Turned out to be a slow leak in a related valve only discovered after an overnight test Drivers side moonroof drain plugged water was coming into cabin had to take it back twice for it to get fixed 
46000 mi SES light on... fuel evap system reported another fault 

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

197-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

35000 mi Exhaust cam position sensor was faulty; replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

18000 mi Ignition coil failure 
31000 mi Key FOB not working. Dealer replaced Key FOB under warranty. 
61000 mi Unknown engine rattle. Mechanic could not diagnose. From own reaearch, could be loose heat shield. 
96000 mi

US $30
Replaced intake and exhaust camshaft solenoids 
41940 mi

C $300
replace strut bushing 
42340 mi

C $1200
manifold replaced oil pan replaced 
43580 mi

C $240
another strut bushing replaced 
44020 mi

C $300
passenger seat mount cracked off 

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

4000 mi This car has had problems after the first week we owned it. Have taken it back to the dealer many times. They have gotten the Engineers out to try to find the problem they don't know what is wrong they just keep replacing componets. 
4000 mi Had to replace the transmission at 4400 miles. Junk this car has had every module and electrical part replaced. This is the worst car I have ever bought GM will Buy this car back as a lemon. This car was a lemon all kinds of parts were changed gm finally replaced the car after we got a lawyer on their but. junk will never buy a malibu. 
6000 mi Temperature actuator switches back and forth steadily at max temp setting. Problem may be with the air door not opening properly. Seems to stop when duct or air door is hot (after running blower on high for awhile). Engine won't turn over about half the time because of theft deterrent system. Guages initialize, but car doesn't start. Usually works second or third attempt. Dealership couldn't duplicate. Problem started around 4000 miles on odometer. 
13000 mi Problem with power seats. Key problem - kicked out an error code. Car failed to start because key & anti-theft system failed. Temperature door/damper actuator was bad, noisy, would hunt for the proper position (hit a spot where it would go back and forth or chatter). Paint peeling and chipping around fender edge by head light. Seat cover started to tear at seam. 
19000 mi Starting to have problems with anti-theft system again. Went to dealer to check for error codes. There was an error for not reading the key properly. Haven't had problem since new keys in Oct. Will try spare key & see if problem goes away. 
21000 mi Still having problems with the anti-theft/security system. Had keys replaced about 10 months ago, but problem hasn't gone away. The dealer is replacing the Theft Deterrent Module. Cabling looked ok, hopefully the new module will fix it. 
21500 mi *dup Problem with the Antitheft system. The original module that disables ignition if the key isn't read properly was bad. 
36000 mi GM recall to reinforce brake wiring harness from BCM. I had a problem with a rear turning indicator. I thought it was a bad lamp, but it started working again after a few days.  
41700 mi

US $25
Problem with intermittent turning indicator and parking lamp on left rear tail light. Usually starts working again once I get it all apart. 
19000 mi Had check air bag light come on. As directed by manual, took vehicle to dealer. Vehicle is under warranty thru 2/28. Dealer diagnosed problem as bad sensor in passenger front seat requiring replacement. Vehicle was in shop for 6-7 hours . 
39000 mi

US $650
Car wouldn't start after stopping for gas. Next morning car was diagnosed initially and hauled to dealership for further diagnosis. Problem identified as fuel pump system requiring replacement. Part had to come from out of town. 
28000 mi It threw a catalytic converter code. Dealer had to install new Cat. Said they had a batch that was bad and were replacing them if they went. Not a recall. 
33000 mi Seat belt sensor harness need to be replaced. Threw an air bag disabled code on the dash 
37000 mi Airbag sensor plug needed to be reset. Threw another airbag code. 
52000 mi

US $281
Cutting out and bucking while driving. Traction/ESC turned off. Diagnosed as a broken wire at injector plug. Sliced in a new wire re-soldered connector to the injector plug . 
124000 mi

US $160
Water pump replaced Ignition switch replaced 
56000 mi

US $300
Flex pipe, the first pipe between engine and catalytic converter 
60700 mi

US $350
*d flex pipe (exhaust system) had to be replaced. Premature failure, IMO. I have had many FWD cars with much higher mileage but never replaced a flex pipe before. Went with aftermarket pipe to save $200 but it is noisier and has vibrations 
107300 mi

US $250
replace thermostat 
121000 mi

US $75
*d carburetor cleaning 
90000 mi

US $550
Car cranks but doesn't start. Found trial and error to tap on rear fuse block in trunk to get started. Diaganose fuel pump battery supply voltage terminal on fuse block melted, connector burnt as a result. Replaced block,terminal,and wire. 
94000 mi

US $385
Check engine light on, air cleaner assembly not installed correctly needs map sensor and induction service. Duct at throttle body not installed correctly clamp loose and allowing undeterred UN filtered air into system. Both rubber grommets . 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

80600 mi

C $1500
noise in suspension, tie-rod ends, changing also rear shocks 
92780 mi rear suspension change problem with Hybrid 
93000 mi problem with Hybrid never repaired 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

106000 mi

US $15
MAP sensor replacement 
43000 mi passenger low beam bulb burnt. bulb was replaced and the low beam 10a fuse(fuse #() 
48300 mi paint was peeling from front bumper. bumper was repaired 
57000 mi Cracked exhaust manifold 
60000 mi Changed headlight harness 
68700 mi Ac Compresor plug was replaced 
80000 mi

US $120
left link kit was broken. Both were replaced 
92000 mi

US $70
Transmission coolling line needed replacement 
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 mi Manufacturer upgrade to automatic transmission software installed. 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

44640 mi Key fob not working, dealer replaced no charge under warranty 
50220 mi AC not working properly, controls working intermittently. Dealer diagnosed as AC control module, part out of stock before long weekend, had to return five days later for a 3 hour repair. key fob not working again 
62000 mi a valve in the exhaust system was faulty, dealer replaced. No charge covered under extended warranty. 
77500 mi engine light came on, diagnosed by dealer as needing a new catalytic converter 
22000 mi

US $32
Vibration beginning at 42MPH. After unsuccessful rebalance of tires, dealer believed issue was warped left front axle. Replaced axle. Wife drove car from dealer to trip to Texas, so I have not validated that problem is fixed. 
28000 mi Continue to have vibration. Dealer thought it was due to bad tires after force balancing. So two tires replaced. Dealer said they have 3 other cars with same issue, so now waiting on GM rep to assist hopefully within the next week or so. 
35000 mi The dealer, working with the technical folks at GM, replaced the drive axles/reprogrammed transmission. Vibration better, but not perfect. The dealer replaced the tires with Michelin's. The vibration is gone. Now minor xmission shift issue. 
41000 mi Air bag warning service lamp came on Saturday, took to dealer. Determined connector issue on side air bags. Could not repair same day, so took back Monday. Took 3 hours to rework connectors under a TSB. So far, so good. 
50000 mi Had loud humming noise coming from left front wheel. Turned out to be bad outer hub bearing. Dealer at first tried to charge me for repair; but I challanged it and was covered under warranty. 
52000 mi Continue to have vibration that starts 52MPH. Had been doing better since dealer replaced tires about 6 months ago. But vibration started back after tires were rotated. But dealer now can't find source of vibration. About like it was before. 
58000 mi Left Front Hub Bearing made noise. 
66000 mi One of the emissions sensors went bad. Can't recall which one. 
81000 mi

US $360
I bought new tires and shop found drivers-side ball joint (part of lower control arm assembly) had significant play. So with leaving town, I had to have it replaced at the tire store and not take it back to the dealer. 
86000 mi Vibration around 55 mph never permanently fixed. 

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

64700 mi

US $400
Fuel pump died, left me stranded at Home Depot. (not a bad place to kill time waiting on a tow truck) 
66300 mi

US $1200
Check engine, fuel system 
10540 mi Replaced airbag module and connector under passenger seat. Also had airbag connector recall under drivers in the weeks previous to this repair. 
12400 mi Car would not run properly in driveway.Towed to dealer and mass airflow sensor (MAF)replaced 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine not specified

34000 mi 3.5V6 engine has a rough idle, took back to dealer 3 times and dealer stated this is normal for this engine. Dealer stated that Mfg's now set the fuel very lean and this causes the rough idle. I am taking vehicle to another GM dealer. 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

34500 mi The catalytic converter failed. Symptoms were poor gas mileage and sluggish engine response. There was no other issue with the engine to cause the failure and no trouble codes were showing up. The converter was replaced under warranty. 
51020 mi

C $600
The engine was making a knocking noise when it shut off (intersections and turning the ignition off). The throttle body was failing and it was replaced at the dealership. Engine now has more power and fuel economy is better. 
53940 mi

C $600
One side of the 'wishbone' suspension was loose, requiring a replacement installed. I consider this to be a routine repair, but I'm reporting it anyway on this. 
58280 mi

C $450
Right front wheel bearing was grinding and had to be replaced. 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

24000 mi 2.4L engine is mysteriously losing coolant. Did pressure and cylinder tests, could not find any reason for the problem (though the engine continues to lose coolant). Check engine light; dealer claims error code indicating poor fuel. Added octane booster, reset light, suggested I use better quality fuel. 
28000 mi Different dealer discovered leak in Cylinder #3 due to cracked head gasket and head warped. Head and head gasket replaced. Coolant loss still evident after head gasket replacement. Additional tests indicated porosity in the engine block casting; GM decided on a complete engine replacement. 
46000 mi Check engine light came on intermitantly. Took to dealership and they diagnosed a shorted intake solenoid. Replaced cam solenoid. No cost to me. Covered by powertrain warrenty. Less than 3 hours to repair. 
63000 mi Complete transmission overahaul performed. No warning when the transmission failed on a busy city street. Able to return home in first gear but had to be towed to dealership because couldn't get the car to go in reverse. 
31000 mi ESC/traction warning lights flashing. Dealer could not replicate while at dealer. The warning lights are still flashing. 
42700 mi transmission control module 
44000 mi body control module 
55700 mi check engine light on 
57300 mi fuel injector problems 
70000 mi

US $3000
transmission failed. replaced with a manufactured rebuild. 
75000 mi

US $130
starter motor 
81300 mi

US $175
sway bar end links 
95000 mi

US $500
Control arms 
6200 mi Right front Idler arm worn/damaged . 
9300 mi Could not remove key from ignition . Ignition sensor had to be replaced . 
9920 mi Key Fob broken inside the plastic housing unit . 
29140 mi Steering Gear Box not working . New Gear Box installed . 
34100 mi New Tie-Rod needed left front . 
31000 mi Camshaft solenoid failed and was replaced. Tripped the CEL. Brake booster was failing, caused creaking sound through the brake pedal. 
35000 mi Suspension bushings replaced 
46000 mi Remote door lock failed. Replaced under warranty. 
47000 mi All four door hinges stops were loose. Both nuts on each stop were finger tight. Mechanic tightened all four doors. Heater blower motor squeaked. Dealer R&R. "Service ESC" warning flashed, but error code not displayed after messaged flashed. Dealer replaced #1 fuel injector. Motor will intermittently idle rough once the motor is warmed up. Also high speed stalling. Tends to occur when the outside temp is 65+ degrees. Has been occuring for 4 months. Dealer has not experianced in three visits for problem. 
49000 mi

US $165
Camshaft actuator failed, replaced by dealer.  
52000 mi Cylinder head replaced for rough idle and high speed stalling. Valve guides for Cylinder # 1 worn out. Leak down test was at 80%. Problem reoccurred within 40 miles of getting car back, with rough idle even worse than before. That is it, I gave up and traded the car in. 
45000 mi Unable to use key fob functions. Multiple occasions where I had to use door key for entry which caused alarm to sound. Battery retainer had totally separated from key fob circuit board. Was replaced under the ext'd warranty I purchased. 
50000 mi

US $400
Sunroof sunshade, when in full open, rattles as though it is loose; very distracting and annoying. This is a common problem in Malibu forums. Dealer is aware of them but refused to do anything for me and charged me to replace the sunshade. Going over any bumps caused a LOUD squeaking sound from the front end. Rather than fix the problem, the dealer only lubed it. It is likely to return after a few miles and a few rainfalls. 
51300 mi

US $100
The sun shade on the moonroof rattled as though it were loose. Chevy knows of this issue, it's common. After "repair" (which is replacing with a more rigid sunshade), it now rattles when closed. 
59300 mi

US $150
CD load or select results in Disc error. Bluetooth connection is intermittent, ended up having to re-pair the cell phone and audio. 
63300 mi

US $350
Extended warranty not at all helpful with my issue. Moonroof leaked water all over the visor, the a-pillar, the headliner and onto me and my lap. It was a loose connection for the moonroof drain. Moonroof is horrible quality. 
70000 mi

US $400
Check engine light came on. Had to have cam phasers, both intake and exhaust, replaced again. 
15000 mi One of the key fobs had an electrical short. 
24000 mi Output speed sensor was replaced. Car would shift hard when accelerating. The car was losing track of the speed and the transmission didn't know how to act. 
29000 mi Shuddering with transmission. 
29000 mi Previously they reflashed the transmission and engine control module to fix the stuttering around 40 mph. All they did was shift the shutter to 50 mph. At this point I assumed I had a lemon and got rid of it. Good riddance GM! 
18000 mi one remote didn't work sometimes. replaced one remote 
41000 mi check engine light came on 
68000 mi

US $81
right headlight bumper need to be dropped 
1000 mi Phone bluetooth would not stayed paired. Replaced Onstar communication module to repair bluetooth loss of pairing when car shut off. 
35300 mi

US $300
Blower resistor failed 
42700 mi Engine missing during idle. #1 fuel injector harness was replaced. 
43300 mi

US $250
Check air bag light. Battery corroded the terminal and wire. Both replaced. 
51000 mi

US $240
OBDS reported bad thermostat. Thermostat replaced and changed coolant as preventive maintenance. 
52000 mi

US $20
Tires leaking air around the valve stems. Corrosion of the wheel around the bead has been a problem for a couple of years. This time is was around the valves and they had to be replaced. 
61000 mi

US $575
passenger air bag off light would not turn off consistently when passenger was present. Dealer diagnosed and then replaced SDM (module). 
62000 mi

US $110
Dead battery. 
63300 mi "power steering" appeared in driver info display on dashboard. Dealer performed diagnostics and found torque sensor voltage not incrementing and replaced torque sensor. Repair covered by extended warranty on this issue. 
64000 mi

US $156
SES/Check engine light illuminated on dash. Scanned Code P0013. Diagnostic found exhaust cam position solenoid had debris trapped in it. Replaced cam position solenoid. SES/Check engine light illuminated intermittently. Scanned Code p0010. Diagnostics found intake camshaft position sensor sticking. Replaced camshaft position sensor. 
94000 mi Unable to get read-out check engine due to a short that was blowing fuses. Seems to be related to our use of ethanol-added to the gasoline. Seemed to get better with a tank of ethanol-free gas. In Aug. traded it in for a 2016 Malibu 2LT. 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6820 mi Shift from 1 to 2 then down to 1 felt "jerky" (like someone dropping clutch in a standard) 
23560 mi Apparently issue was on the "link kit" on right (passenger side) of vehicle. Replaced under warranty 
40920 mi

C $850
Rear passenger side door actuator stopped working. Door would lock but not unlock 
58000 mi Throttle Position Sensor 
63300 mi Humming noise from R front tire. Bad Hub Bearing 
66000 mi

US $200
Vibration in steering at highway speeds 
66000 mi While stopped with it in drive, it would not respond to throttle even with gear shifts unless it was turned off then on 
36000 mi

US $100
 
38000 mi

US $70
drivers front power door lock not functioning. Ordered new door lock actuator and installed. 
41700 mi Growling noise from front transaxle area. Replaced both front wheel hubs for bad bearings. 
47000 mi Steering shudders when turning slowly left and right 
68000 mi

US $65
code PO 443 EVAP Solenoid circuit fault 
69000 mi power steering pump seal leaking. 

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

11000 mi Rattle noise in Right Front or Right Rear of Car. 
13000 mi Front strut mounts and bearings were replaced under a TSB. I have driven the car only about 50 miles since repair but it seems to have fixed the noise problem. 
51300 mi CEL/SES reported P0010 code. Took to dealer to replace intake camshaft actuator solenoid valve and was replaced under power train warranty. 
36000 mi

US $140
Passenger front tire had a slow leak. Was not the tire, the steel rim was defective. Ordered used rim off of ebay and had mounted. 
41000 mi Car failed to run. Towed to dealer and diagnosed with a bad map sensor. Replaced for free under emissions warranty. 
8000 mi

US $25
TSB for tranny reflash -- shifting irregular 
100000 mi

US $120
Replaced the solenoids. 
61000 mi

US $1136
Car failed to start. Was able to start by holding accelerator to the floor. Dealer said it had jumped time because of a broken timing chain tensioner. Replaced tensioner and chain. Had engine light, returned to dealer, they had to replace the exhaust cam actuator solenoid... Again with the cam timing system. 
90300 mi Data comunications lost. Reseated connectors 
95000 mi

US $125
replaced wheel hub assy. 
100000 mi

US $60
Replaced sway bar links 
105000 mi Replaced belt tensioner 
126700 mi Connector on the Body Control Module affecting the Brake Apply Sensor. recall due to fretting corrosion. Erratic brake lights and disabling of Traction Control, ABS and Stability Controls.GM safety recall 13036. 
149000 mi

US $500
New shocks and struts. Mostly preventive. Weak but no total failure. 
150000 mi steering wheel sensor-covered by extended warranty 
160000 mi

US $150
RF wheel sensor replaced worn tie rod ends 
97960 mi

C $1100
Replaced lower exhaust system including catlytic converter 
61000 mi Replace catalytic converter 
52000 mi Cracked engine block. Replaced and rebuilt engine. 
55000 mi Problem returns two days later, root cause is the same, cracked block between first and second cylinder. Entire new engine placed in car 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

28000 mi Replaced failed Lith. Battery 
33000 mi Clunging sound when turning and moving over irregular pavement 
47700 mi Droning sound that increased with speed, corrected by replacing rear hub bearing. covered by drive train warrenty 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

51000 mi

US $1500
Steering column replacement, 20k miles after a rack and pinion.  Two power locks on driver side Blower motor gone. 
58300 mi

US $500
Water leaking into headlamp 
64300 mi

US $1500
New struts Sunroof rattle, driver door rattle 
76300 mi

US $1050
Fuel pump was shot. I'm pretty careful about using reliable looking gas stations, but pump died at 77k. Car started one morning, idled roughly, then was fine for 20mi trip. Then it stranded me. 
68000 mi

US $400
balljoint and tie rods  
71000 mi

US $150
radiator recovery tank replaced, in shop six days waiting for part  
84000 mi right front hub assy  
90000 mi

US $300
caliper sticking 
104000 mi

US $200
tie rod ends 
131000 mi

US $900
right front hub noise, and warning messages, replaced RF hub assy and ABS wiring harness 
131000 mi

US $400
hesitation occurs on acceleration, engine light on, advised at minimum needs fuel injectors, possibly also fuel pump soon afterwards AC quit working, opted not to repair, get rid of car 
10000 mi Drivers side door panel raising up around switches. 
21000 mi Keyless entry/remote start not working. Key fobs replaced. 
33000 mi ordered new fuel sensor fuel sensor replaced 
39700 mi

US $50
Keyless entry would not start car 
46000 mi

US $69
replaced outer steering collum. 
48000 mi

US $535
Check gas cap message kept coming on. Then check engine light came on. A tank pressure sensor and a purge valve connector were installed. 
52000 mi Pressure monitor ban on left front wheel 
57000 mi

US $250
Replaced 2 TPMS 
64000 mi

US $50
Car would not start. towed to dealer. Alternator replaced 
100000 mi

US $150
Emission control solenoid, oil change Right rear hub replaced 
126000 mi

US $300
Cleaned valves 
201000 mi

US $450
Misfire due to faulty coils 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

37700 mi

US $4350
Bought used malibu. Seller said probably needs front wheel bearing. Dealer said it was bad alignment, rear tires bulging on inside sidewalls. Today temp guage went to 3/8 up instead of 1/4 up. Has me a little worried. 
43000 mi Front and rear door lock motors don't work. Dealership would charge $ 
49300 mi

US $300
Drivers side door lock assemblies had to be replaced front and rear.  Also check engine light comes on. Code reader says catalytic efficiency not right. Mechanic, oil change people, friend in business say not a problem, but it's annoying. 
50700 mi Last year I was advised by private mechanic not to worry about engine light. Poor mpg, sluggish pickup,excessive downshifting and engine whine. Dealership replaced cat.conv under warranty, now car is peppy, quiet, and I am totally satisfied. 
82700 mi

US $250
positive cable was not insulated, and had corroded everything in sight. Needed new battery and cable. Firestone shop a RIP-OFF in Santa Fe, NM 
30000 mi Clunk sound when straightening wheel after right hand turn. Also occasional clunk sound when accelerating from a stop. Replaced intermediate steering column under warranty. Key would stick in ignition. Replaced ignition. Door to storage slot in front of gear selector broken by dealer during replacement of ignition. 
33000 mi Parts installed Squeaking break pedal. Replaced fluid in master cylinder. Not fixed 100% of the time but better. 
51000 mi Gas cap was replaced due to a fault code. 
27000 mi Emissions filter stuck open. 
40000 mi Steering "Clunk." There is a TSB re; this. Steering mid-shaft was replaced. Parts were in stock. One hour, in and out. Drives like new now. Very pleased with the Malibu and the Dealer Service. 

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

217-horsepower 9.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $55
The plug on the bottom of the radiator keeps coming off leaving me with no coolant/antifreeze. Overheats suddenly. Repaired 3 times in the last 6 months. Mechanic said it was due to poor design and he crafted a workaround. 
66000 mi

US $325
Had to replace the serpentine belt 
50000 mi

US $1500
Radiator blew for the second time. Dealer refused to honor warranty. Chevrolet stinks. 
55000 mi

US $850
Motor mounts and arms replaced 
85500 mi

US $38
Replace rearview mirror 4-way switch, which had not been working in up direction. 
89000 mi

US $380
Replaced front struts. 
104000 mi

US $170
Replaced oil filter housing gasket, which had a slow drip. 
133000 mi

US $403
Emergency brake cable had broken; new emergency brake assembly installed. 
135000 mi

US $800
Replaced throttle body assembly and throttle pedal assembly. 
138000 mi

US $718
Replaced radiator cooling fans assembly. 

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

36000 mi Passenger side rear brake caliper developed leak. Replaced with new part. Noise from front end turned out to be steering column that needed lube. 
70000 mi Sway bar support (driver's side) replaced under extended warranty to fix "clunk" in front end. 
72000 mi Clunk in front end when steering or weight shift during acceleration was caused by worn intermediate shaft.Part was replaced (had been greased once before) under extended warranty. *dup Clunk heard/felt when turning or when weight shifted on acceleration. INTERMEDIATE steering shaft was replaced to correct problem. 
80000 mi

US $108
New front struts installed under extended warranty. New stabilizer link (right side) installed under extended warranty. Four wheel alignment performed for $108. 
84000 mi Unable to set time on clock. Repair required a complete info/radio/clock component since clock reset button alone could not be repaired. Steering felt sloppy. Steering column had to be replaced along with associated replacement of airbag coil (clock spring). 
86700 mi Evaporative emission canister vent solenoid valve had to be replaced (check engine light went off on dash). 
90000 mi

US $512
Elec. steering failed.Steering shaft torque sensor replaced & intermediate shaft replaced (this is the 3rd int. shaft in this car).Part of cost covered by GM as part of extended warranty on these parts. 
80000 mi Oil filler housing (cap) was cracked. Dealer was the only one who serviced the car, so they must have cracked it by over-torquing. They wanted $107 to replace it; got one from Pep Boys for $11.99 and put it on in the parking lot. Mechanic took wheels off for some reason and found $800 in suspension issues, including worn sway bar bushings. Did not elect to have work done; car drives fine. Dealer fishing for money. 

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

217-horsepower 9.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

110960 mi Rear wheel bearing making noise. Removed and replaced. Cost of about $200 for part 
114540 mi

C $125
previously replacedd rear shock absorbers leaking. Removed, returned to parts supplier under life time warranty, new ones obtained and installed leaking rear caliper. replaced with remanufactured unit obtained from parts supplier 
118800 mi

C $360
bad seal in power steering pump, power steering fluid leaking onto belt. REplaced power steering pump. 2 hours shop time. fixed that day * nothing. put this in by mistaqke Rear wiper broke at mounting point, obtained new one from dealer at $65 cost. replaced myself 
121520 mi

C $500
Catalytic converter malfunction. Had to replace one of the catalytic converters on the car. Replaced both at the same time since I got them usedý for one price. 
126480 mi

C $600
*d Catalytic converter failure. Replaced with used part. 
132680 mi Wheel bearing noise from front drivers side. Replaced wheel hub assembly. Coolant leak. Diagnosed as gasket leak in water passageway running from one head to the other. Removed and replaced gasket. Repair successful. 
137640 mi

C $50
Code for bad catalytic converter. Replaced spark plugs. Code reset. 
137640 mi

C $800
Bank 1 catalytic converter required replacement (again). 
140740 mi Catalytic converter installed in December had manufacturers defect and began to leak due to bad weld. Replaced under manufacturer warranty. They covered parts and labor. 

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

138000 mi

US $350
Oil leak AROUND THE FILTER, THE THERMOSTAT NEEDED TO BE CHANGE 
153800 mi

US $325
Replace the o-2 sensors 
188000 mi

US $2300
Transmission rebuilt 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine not specified

75640 mi

C $800
Engine light came on and engine was making a loud rumbling noise as if it was not burning fuel efficiently. Clicking sound when turning. 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

30000 mi

US $550
The fuel gauge reads tank empty, even when tank is full of gas. The fuel sending unit failed and had to be replaced. 
35000 mi

US $480
Fuel sending unit was faulty. Gas gauge wasn't displaying was going up and down. 
41000 mi

US $900
Evap hose and Solenoid was bad. Evap Hose had a hole due to a mice threw up my hose. However, it took 3 visit to the repair shop and 1 auto dealer. 
122000 mi

US $352
replaced gas tank vent valve 
126000 mi brake lights were on all the time, cruze wouldn't work and extra hard to shift from park. 
138000 mi

US $53
Needed new key fobs. Bought 2 key fobs from eBay for $23 dollars and spent $53 to have the dealer program the remotes. 
145000 mi

US $175
Replace front left wheel bearing 
150000 mi

US $75
Parking brake seal failed. Replaced caliper. 
160700 mi

US $60
Broken Rear Spring. 
167000 mi

US $254
Clunking should for rear suspension. replaced sway rear bar bushings 
48000 mi

US $79
Airbag wires/sensor in steering column was loose. 
63000 mi

US $100
Power steering known defect repaired. Steering column replaced. 
96000 mi

US $1200
Could not mount new tires; discovered failed right front shock; replacement ball joint (RF) and replaced suspension components all around. 
101000 mi

US $200
Lashings replaced,bushings replaced, steering column lubricated. 
101000 mi

US $250
Some grounds wore out, causing the car to enter limp mode. 
108000 mi Noticeable clunk when driving over broken surface; rear trailing arms broken; replaced. 
66000 mi

US $60
MAF was replaced 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

41000 mi There was a knocking noise from the steering column but the steering was otherwise working well. The shop added lube but this didn't help with the noise. They replaced the steering shaft. 
66300 mi

US $700
2 new tie rods + wheel alignment 
72000 mi

US $100
Check engine light was on due to pressure in gas line. Turned out to be no problem to fix. They reset the check engine light and it hasn't come back on. 
111000 mi

US $20
Took my car to complete repairs on 3 open recalls: steering column, transmission shift cable and brake light. Replacing the torque sensor solved the problem with the clunking noise from power steering at low speed. Done under recall, cost $0 Experiencing minor engine oil leak from unidentified source. Shop tried ATP AT-205 reseal to revive the seals. Short-term improvement but leak came back. Waiting to try UV dye to pinpoint leak's source. Just an oil puddle in driveway so far. 
121000 mi

US $30
Replaced the turn signal switch (w/ handle) with a new one. Replaced fuse for driver power seat. (This fuse is located in the trunk) 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

240-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

79000 mi

US $350
Intermediate steering shaft replaced. Apparently a very common replacement on GM sedans.  Car has several other issues not yet addressed - pwr lock switch not working, hatch release not working, trim parts fall off. Horrible build quality. 
91000 mi

US $220
Water pump leaking 
49600 mi Gas cap had worn out. Dealer replaced the cap with new, no more fault codes - problem solved. 
57040 mi

C $170
Check engine light for lean condition. System needed an ECM re-flash and injector flush. Problem then solved. 
101000 mi

US $40
Left outer tie-rod end 
104300 mi

US $120
Car was stumbling- two plug wires were loose at spark plugs. 

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

201-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

40300 mi

C $91
Rough Idle, Dealer updated ECM and problem was resolved. 
44020 mi

C $1300
Worn Intermediate Steering Shaft Leaking left front strut 
47520 mi

C $125
Airbag light coming on and off intermittently due to loose wire in steering column 
48360 mi

C $1200
Leaky crossover pipe gasket 
121500 mi

US $230
Replaced instrument cluster, turn signal switch and various other interior trim pieces. 
144000 mi

US $20
Broken Wheel Studs replaced 
150000 mi

US $664
Fuel return line broke off from top of fuel pump. Molded plastic, had to replace entire pump. 
151000 mi

US $60
Thermostat sticking open, coolant worn out Replaced thermostat Replaced coolant 
153000 mi Leaking Caliper. Rebuild kit didn't work, so replaced entire caliper. After draining and refilling coolant, engine temps were inconsistent and higher than average. Drained coolant, flushed radiator, replaced coolant. 
160000 mi

US $115
Battery had hard time starting. Replaced with new. Electrical power steering would go out when at full throttle around 3k RPMs. Replaced ignition coil and installed grounding strap. 
140000 mi

US $65
Water pump failed, easy fix. 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine not specified

82000 mi the power steering motor was faulty and i was beyond the special coverage. yet the special coverage was issued before i purchased my vechile from a chevy dealer. in the process of having them correct the other issues related... thermostat replaced 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

234000 mi

US $150
Injection system cleaned because car had gotten hard to start. 
79000 mi

US $180
Replace AC condensor 
83000 mi

US $35
water pump leaking replace water pump 
104000 mi Had to replace the throttle body 
172000 mi

US $1200
Engine light. Needed EGR valve repair 
42160 mi

C $200
*Replaced stock exhaust system with Magnaflow 16760 from G6 
45260 mi

C $60
*The hood prop was dangerous in high wind conditions. The prop was replaced with a strut-type setup from redline racing using a kit. 
54560 mi

C $100
Leaking rear seal on the drivers rear caliper necessitated a caliper replacement. 
61380 mi

C $45
replaced faulty evap canister purge valve 
76880 mi

C $150
Amber bulb fixture in headlight assembly started to melt and scorched the assemblies. New assemblies and led amber bulbs purchased and installed.  Problem returned - headlight assembly daytime running light amber lenses caught fire. Replaced bulbs with gm 13502232 and new knock off lenses. Found GM TSB 06-08-42-004B. Also affects HHRs. 
98620 mi The mass air flow sensor needed cleaning with some contact cleaner 
101060 mi

C $60
Replaced upstream oxygen sensors with new Bosch stuff at 150K and replaced serpentine belt with Gates micro groove 
104160 mi

C $35
Replaced both upstream oxygen sensors and the mass air flow sensor - mileage improve a LOT *d replace the MAF sensor 
110980 mi

C $28
2-3 shift solenoid replacement on the 4t45-e transaxle. Car lost 3rd and 4th gear. 
110980 mi

C $2500
Transmission completely failed - no gears in forward or reverse 
112580 mi

C $10
Needed to clean the pcv line with seafoam to correct a cold idle hunting issue. 
130200 mi

C $50
passenger side axle seal leaked fixed - replaced seal and sleeve on the 4t45e 
138880 mi

C $80
Replaced spark plugs and wires 
62000 mi

C $250
Stalling after a minute. ECM replaced with used one. Paid for 2 hrs. to reprogram. ( used one cost me $50.00) 
66960 mi replaced front rotors, pads and calipers. Brakes becoming hard to stop due to faulty front wheel ABS sensor. 

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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. 
84000 mi

US $88
Car ran really bad. Shop reflashed computer. Car runs OK. 
98000 mi

US $690
*dupe Car is junk. 
99000 mi

US $573
New struts installed. 
53000 mi

US $80
Car turns over but would not start. Fuel pump not engaged. Towed to shop where they were unable to duplicate problem. Same recurring problem, 6 times over last 2 years. Fuel pump and relay switch replaced 2 times. Runs fine then, refuses to start. HEL 
59000 mi

US $20
Same recurring problem.Bought another fuel pump relay switch and installed it myself.Running ok for the moment.Until the next time.. 
60000 mi Car periodically will not start. Occasionally will stall out. Repair shop reviewed dealer repairs and declined to attempt a fix. Thinking of making a flower pot out of it. Upset, dissappointed, and beside myself. 
62000 mi Repair shop tracked down problem, tightened all connections and fixed the problem.  
72000 mi

US $1500
steering box, struts repair and replace 
72000 mi

US $81
motor shift causing vibration 
49000 mi

US $260
Engine lite Code P0449, replaced Evap Canister Vent Valve Solenoid 

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

163300 mi Oil leaking slowly from oil pan. Source has yet to be identified and repaired. 
174000 mi

US $200
Seat base weldment broke apart. Was welded back. Broke again a month later. Slow Oil leak from engine seal. 
177000 mi

US $100
Rear window motor clip failed. 
110000 mi

US $125
Full exhaust from downpipe back Leak in Vapor Recovery System caused Engine Light and error message. Replaced valve. Rear Wiper Arm broke and fell off. 
120000 mi Error code: Temperature too low. Replace Thermostat. Fixed Problem 
120000 mi

US $470
Front flex joint in exhaust pipe failed. Was informed by shop that 18 month old the rear exhaust had also "rusted out" and entire system would be $1000. I negotiated and they got the rear covered under warranty so only $470 for front part. 
60000 mi

US $16
Replace remote fob from Ebay and dealer programmed for free. 
75000 mi

US $40
Replaced turn signal bulb 
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. 
123000 mi

US $200
Replaced both tie rod ends and passenger control arm. Should have been $700 but did the work myself. 
130000 mi

US $15
Replaced oil filter extension gasket. This was allowing an oil leak over the oil filter 
81000 mi

US $61
Battery terminal getting loose 
99000 mi

US $500
Hater has no heat, heater core problem 
66000 mi Front end was rattling. Both lower control arms replaced because of bad ball joints. Intermediate steering shaft also replaced. All repairs performed as goodwill warranty. Exhaust leak by resonator. Replaced free of charge per bulletin. 
89300 mi Steering column had a bad rattle - it was replaced by a service bulletin. 
108000 mi

US $250
Both rear calipers were replaced because of leaking. 
137000 mi

US $1200
Replaced both front structs, strut mounts, strut bearings, front and rear stabilizer busings. 
157000 mi

US $257
Wheel bearing was making noise so I took it to the dealer. They replaced the rt-fry wheel bearing. 
192000 mi

US $125
Replace rusted exhaust flex pipe. 
127000 mi

US $1700
Rear Main Oil leak and Oil Pan leak. Replaced both and tune up performed. 
62000 mi "Power Steering" message appeared with chime. No apparent change in drivability. Steering shaft replaced according to GM Special Coverage Bulletin 10183 at no charge. 
65100 mi

C $4910
Lower left control arm/ball joint Catalytic converter replaced under warranty, but this did not fix the original noise symptom EGR flex pipe and valve replaced 
75020 mi

C $750
Noisy front wheel bearing. Both front wheel bearings replaced at dealer suggestion. 
75320 mi

C $292
Evap vent valve fault, engine light on 
76860 mi

C $20
Replaced broken selector rocker switch on electric side view mirror switch, owner repair 
78120 mi

C $320
Control arm, right side 
83360 mi

C $537
Front driver side caliper seized and replaced. 
85340 mi

C $125
Replacement of faulty aftermarket left lower control arm assy under warranty 
86480 mi

C $125
Collapsed brake line caused caliper seizure 
86800 mi

C $205
check engine light for large evap leak = cracked purge canister solenoid 
90700 mi

C $225
Right front seized caliper, replaced 
91340 mi

C $115
Collapsed brake line caused seized caliper, different wheel than February. 
94860 mi

C $286
Exhaust system, resonator replaced 
107000 mi

US $40
Check engine light, code was 'temperature error'. Changed anti-freeze, cleared code, and check engine is gone for now. Car ran fine as usual. This might indicate thermostat dying soon. 
118000 mi

US $850
Steering column and motor (all electric power steering). 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

47500 mi Frequent knocking noise while steering 
59000 mi

US $10
Check engine light went on. Auto parts store read code and indicated that the cooling system thermostat was likely stuck open. Replaced the thermostat myself and the problem was resolved. 
126000 mi Left Front Wheel bearing crapped out slowly and noisily. Replacement from NAPA did not fit but only barely so it took about 2 hours to figure out what was going on. Finally got it sorted by end of day. Fine now Rear sway bar bushings have been shot for a year leading to major clunkage over bumps at low speed. $20 and two hours fixed it perfectly. Very satisfying. HORRIFIC clunking when turning the steering at low speeds. After years of replacing expensive steering parts, figured out that you just have to smear grease on the steering column spline every 6 months or so and it stops completely... 
131000 mi

US $6
Dimmer switch for dash lights crapped out after a long slow decline. $6 part, 5 minute fix. :-) 
132500 mi

US $136
Rough idle. Check engine light eventually came on and code was mis-fire on cyl 1. Decided to try replacing coil assembly. This fixed it. 
134000 mi

US $109
Battery failed suddenly and left car stranded. Jump start was successful and 4 year old battery was replaced by owner the next day. 
138000 mi

US $112
Engine warning light came on with no other symptoms. Code indicated "low engine temperature condition". Replaced Thermostat, problem solved. 
158000 mi

US $390
Muffler and exhaust pipe rusted and were leaking. Previously replaced just 3 years ago. The original lasted 7 years! I guess the aftermarket parts really are inferior. 
177000 mi Radiator issues and blown head gasket. Not worth fixing. Also needed a new exhaust. 
71000 mi

US $115
Knock / clunk from front-end steering at low speed (or even while parked). Dealer mis-diagnosed as bad ball-joint and inner-tie rod (it's the common intermediate steering shaft issue). Will do repair myself. Cost was for diagnostic fee. 
72000 mi

US $1000
Replace struts, shocks, lower control arms, sway bar links and bushings. Upgraded to lowering springs. 
94000 mi

US $400
Installed new springs, front & rear to replace lowering springs. New upper strut mounts (w/bearings), rear sway bar links and bushings. Alignment. Installed parts myself 
100500 mi

US $180
Replaced exhaust y-pipe. I purchased part and had it installed at a local garage where my friend is the shop manager. I received a discount on the labor. Other shops quoted over $600 Replaced all 4 rotors and pads. Pads were replaced for free under limited lifetime warranty from Advance Auto. Replaced 1 brake caliper. Flushed brake fluid. Repairs completed myself. 
104700 mi

US $500
Passenger-side brake flex-hose collapsed locking brake on. Brake overheated ruining rotor, pads, caliper and wheel bearing on passenger side. Replaced parts ruined and also replaced remaining brake hoses. 
109300 mi

US $400
Rear Control Arms replaced due to bad bushings. Upper, Lower, Trailing and Lateral control arms. 
104000 mi

US $57
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp burned out. The entire unit needs to be replaced, including lens, circuit board with 5 LEDs, and plastic housing with gasket attached. 
106000 mi

US $140
Check Engine Light was illuminated due to error code indicating failing thermostat. Thermostat was stuck open. Replaced thermostat. Check Engine Light also stored EGR error code. EGR valve was replaced about a year ago and was tested and found to be working. Cleaned EGR system and valve and reinstalled. No further codes found. 
115000 mi Check Engine Light gave EGR Insufficient Flow code. Tested all components to be working. Removed throttle body and thoroughly clean all passages per TSB. 
131000 mi Transmission shuddered and shifted hard between 1st-2nd gears and 3rd-4th gears. My theory is that initial damage was done when a dealer changed the trans fluid at 50K, didn't install the pan gasket correctly, resulting in a long term leak. 
58280 mi Replaced intermediate shaft to fix clunk in steering. 
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. 
79760 mi Ignition switch replaced 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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

79980 mi The engine would shut down and engine light would come on 4 times while driving in the city and on the highway. They replaced the crankshaft sensor and said it was not a common problem. Free at 128,400km. because warranty coverage up to 130,000 km. 
79980 mi

C $215
Flexible piece in the exhaust line before the resonator broke and they had to weld a new piece inline and guarantee for 1 year at Canadian Tire.They could not locate exact part and welded a piece in line. 
83700 mi

C $260
THE TRUNK WOULD NOT OPEN WITH THE KEY AT ALL. SOMETIMES BUTTON PUSHED AND TRUNK DIDN'T OPEN. I REPLACED LOCK. 
91420 mi

C $200
Thermostat required replacement 
93780 mi

C $380
Power trunk latch failed and key latch was seized. 
101860 mi

C $850
Replaced stabilizer end links Replaced control arm and bushing assembly 
110360 mi

C $400
Catalytic converter plugged and had to be changed 
110360 mi

C $350
Exhaust rotten from front to back. Had to be replaced 
157000 mi Had rebuilt engine 3 times before. Will not do it again. This car was scrapped. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

122760 mi

C $250
Replaced wheel bearing 
127720 mi CEL on but unknown cause; no discernable issues with driveability etc. 
130200 mi

C $300
Right front wheel bearing replaced. Indy mechanic has said similar year Malibus and Impala's go through wheel bearings frequently. 
60000 mi

US $142
Transmission shifting problem, solved by adding transmission fluid and possibly resetting shift points. 
84000 mi Steering Universal Joint, not repaired, told "There's a TSB on this - see your dealer" 
87000 mi

US $645
Noise, shaking from Steering column, steering assembly replaced 
100000 mi

US $150
brake cylinder replaced during a regular pad/rotor change at 97000 
113000 mi

US $100
Exhaust, replaced muffler 
120000 mi

US $530
Replaced right front bearing Replaced both front tie rods 
188000 mi replaced fuel injectors. One was faulty (partially clogged), but I replaced them all as I got a deal on a set from eBay. 
102000 mi Flushed cooling system, replaced hoses and new water pump installed. Water pump was leaking coolant. 
41000 mi

US $20
Long starting problem. 
74700 mi

US $300
Purge solenoid value replace. 
142000 mi

US $340
Replaced right front tire rod 
154000 mi

US $584
leaking right rear caliper required replacement 
167000 mi

US $330
Replaced inner and upper right front tie rods, along with 4 new tires. Inner rod worn, upper rod frozen in place and had to be cut in order to remove inner tie rod. *dupe replaced upper and inner right front tire rods. Inner rod worn, upper rod frozen in place and had to be cut in order to remove inner tire rod 
179000 mi

US $195
Replaced leaking transmission pan gasket, filter, and transmission flush 
228000 mi

US $200
Alternator completely failed. 
228000 mi

US $500
Radiator had hole in the bottom. 
92000 mi

US $397
Roaring noise over 35 mph in front of car. Replaced left front wheel bearing with new Timken hub assembly. Cost was half labor, half part. 
94300 mi

US $146
Car would lose power, engine light came on with codes P2101, P0120, P0220, P1516, P2135. Decided problem was throttle body. Dealer wanted $300 for part. Bought ACDelco Part 217-2295 on Amazon.com for $146. Installed new part. Problem solved 
99000 mi

US $5
Replaced failed engine coolant temperature sensor. Preventive maintenance was replacement of water pump, thermostat, engine drive belt, coolant, radiator hoses. 
115000 mi

US $232
Broken left rear spring, worn rear shocks. Replaced rear springs, shocks. 
119300 mi

US $225
Replaced both failing CV axles. 
123000 mi

US $200
Replaced front left and right lower control arms. Cost included $145 for both control arms and $55 for an alignment. 
126000 mi Malibu Recall 14152 trans shift cable, replaced rack and pinion, set front toe, spec policy 14327 
131700 mi

US $90
Rust hole in muffler 
136000 mi

US $100
Rusted out exhaust flex pipe 
137000 mi

US $53
CarMD code: O2 sensor Bank 1 [rear cylinders] Sensor 1 [upstream of converter]. Replaced both upstream O2 sensors with Denso 234-4668 purchased on Amazon. 
100000 mi

US $12
Fault Code P046 - Evap Emission system fault Replaced Fuel Cap Reset fault 
100000 mi

US $250
Fault Code P046 - Evap Emission system fault Replaced Evap vent valve. Headlight lenses yellowed and fogged. Replaced both headlamps with OE GM parts. 

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 3.1L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

148000 mi

US $1000
maintainance with fuel pump and all other staff 
94000 mi We bought a battery for it and it began to drain the battery more than usual so we got another battery for it. Also, The key ignition switch was going out so my husband ordered a ignition switch for it and put it in. 
119000 mi

US $500
Vehicle stopped in the middle of the road with a broken fuel pump. The electric fuel pump is immersed in the fuel tank so the tank had to be dropped down for the pump to be replaced. 
133000 mi

US $30
Changed squeaking serpentine belt and water pump 

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