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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Various electrical issues may be caused by poor terminal contact at the body control module (BCM) electrical connectors. Proper diagnoses will be required to confirm faults are related to poor BCM connections.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue. These faults may be caused by a fuel vapor line inside the fuel take interfering with the fuel level sensor. If this is found to be the case, repositioned and securing the vapor line should correct this concern. If no fault is found with the fuel vapor line, the fuel level sensor itself may be ...

Maintenance -- Verified

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, March 31, 2014

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The vehicles being recalled are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) assist system. The EPS can fail unexpectedly while driving. If this were to occur, steering ability would be maintained but much greater effort would be necessary to steer the vehicle, especially at slow speeds. One of four remedies will be applied depending on the model and year. Parts are not yet available so expect a second notification when they are. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Questions and Answers

Genoman, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Annandale, MN

I have had my Malibu back at the dealer 5 times to fix the back hatch as it does not open. Each time they replace the latch assembly and it works for about month and then it takes a number of att...

madwad, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Winona, MN

My car had service for oil change and brake work. My right driver side blinker bulb frequently works loose, and must be tightened by squeezing the metal grip that holds it in. They did that, too....

Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Middle River, MD

why do i hear a knocking sound in the steering whenever i turn left or right.

dbrook1976, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hudson, IN

I was getting out of my car today and my blower wouldn't shut off, even after I shut the car off and ran my battery dead

Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Commerce Township, MI

My car lock fob has stopped working. What's the problem and what will be the cost.

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Reviews

This has been a most excellent little car for me. Love the gas mileage. I've had to have the steering column replaced once and drivers' seat has been broke twice. We welded it each time but frame still breaks. Not a fatty either. :) A cd is stuck in my player, it won't eject. I've had this issue for about 5 years. Radio commercials are killing me. The bushings wore out in the stabilizer bar. I had them replaced for near to nothing because I let them cut a whole in the framework. It doesn't hurt anything. The noise is the back is gone though. That's all I cared about because it was awful sounding. Throttle needed cleaned for start up issues. That fixed my problem. I've had autozone tell me that my starting system was bad when in fact it's been that gold battery they sell. I've had a new one each year. Warranty replace thank goodness. I can't say I'd buy this car again but I loved the speed, handling, ease of use of this car. Pretty white color. Repeat, love the gas mileage. Sun and moon roofs are great options. Now, off to fix that cd player. Also, I bought two remote starters from Ebay for $15. Had them reprogrammed at chevy dealer (check around) for $20. Original dealership wanted $110 remote and $75 to program. Hahaha

Lots of good things about this car but the bad things far outweigh them. Power steering problems requiring replacement of the steering column and PS system 3 times ($650 each time). Front turn signal lights overheat melting the amber plastic globes, discoloring the front headlight assemblies and requiring frequent bulb replacement ($250 mat'l cost for each headlight assy). Drivers seat frame broke ($800 to replace). Vibration in the front end that has not gone away even after replacing the struts, wheel alignment and tire balancing. Motherboard has had to be reflashed twice to get rid of hard starting problems ($90 each time).

The steering problem and the seat frame breaking are safety issues but GM and NHTSA has done nothing to address them. You can check out all the reports submitted to NHTSA at www.mycarstats.com.

I'm done with GM products.

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