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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu is between $410 and $501 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
27
2004 Chevrolet Malibu
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$456
Annual Repair Cost
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The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.
Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
My security system has me locked out and won't even crank. Had a problem with it having to reset ...
He replaced the front brake pad and Caliper yesterday, and today it is smelling like burn metal a...
When backing my car up to work one day,it wouldn't crank up.I noticed some days prior it smelled ...
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, ...
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manuf...
General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on April 29, 2014, that they are recalling 56,214 mod...
Overall (8 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
June 20, 2011
2004 Chevrolet Malibu
The engine and transmission are great. I get an average of 26mpg and a high of 35mpg on open road trips. No issues with drive train. No interior issues. The cruise control doesn't always work but t...
September 21, 2010
2004 Chevrolet Malibu
Bought this car used 1 year ago. Since then, I have silenced most of the interior noise by tightening snaps/screws/filling gaps with tissue. Brakes were good when I bought the car, are completely...
August 26, 2010
2004 Chevrolet Malibu
If you are thinking about buying a used Malibu, don't. Slow speed turning is clunky. Brakes do not hold up well. Check engine light required an exception for state inspection. No one could fix ...