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Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1073 repairs.
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Chevrolet Malibu repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (41%)

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Chart based on 675 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Chevrolet Malibu problems by year

1997 - 2003 (2%)

2004 - 2005 (27%)

2006 - 2007 (14%)

2008 - 2012 (52%)

2013 - 2013 (2%)

2016 - 2018 (2%)

2019 - 2024 (0%)

Chart based on 1088 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Personal Experiences: Pros
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Daughter owns year old Malibu, not one problem, solid and quiet full 2009 Chevrolet Malibu review
2008 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My last Chevrolet gave be 86000 trouble free miles. full 2008 Chevrolet Malibu review
Chevrolet Malibu Personal Experiences: Cons
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Lots of problems with GM vehicles in the 70's and 80's - first purchase from them in 28 years; but this was easily the best vehicle I tested for my current wants and needs. We'll see. TrueDelta reporting will reflect my experience. full 2013 Chevrolet Malibu review

Chevrolet Malibu Problems and Repair Histories

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