2004 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu ProblemsNo Start Due to Failed Passlock Sensor
The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.
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 at fault.
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.
2004 Chevrolet Malibu QuestionsCar won't turn over at all. Passlock system issues. (2 answers)
My security system has me locked out and won't even crank. Had a problem with it having to reset it off and on for several months. It got to where it would crank but just not start at all. New fuel pump and ignition switch, but still nothing. When I turn the key to "on" the dash li...
He replaced the front brake pad and Caliper yesterday, and today it is smelling like burn metal and after driving about 15 mins it started to smoke.
When backing my car up to work one day,it wouldn't crank up.I noticed some days prior it smelled like some oil was burning,but no smoke was coming out.It makes a whining noise so I thought it was the starter cause it stilled was trying to turn over.But the mechsnic said its a bad engine and t...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu RecallsIgnition Lock Cylinder Concern
Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.
Increased resistance in an electrical connection at the body control module (BCM) may result in voltage fluctuations in the brake pedal sensor circuit. These fluctuations can cause concerns with various systems that monitor the position of the brake pedal, any of which would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will reprogram the brake pedal sensor to correct these concerns.
The shift cable may fracture, which can mislead the driver into thinking the transmission is in a certain gear, while actually being in another. This can cause a safety issue, as when "Park" is selected, the vehicle may not be securely in "Park". Dealers will replace the shift cable assembly and mounting bracket free of charge to resolve the concern.