2004 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu ProblemsFailure of Instrument Panel Lighting Due to Faulty Panel Dimmer Module
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
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 QuestionsIs there a way to get the engine code without going in to a shop? (1 answer)
With my old car I could get the code by turning the key backwards 3 times and the code would show. My check engine light is on in my 2004 Chevy Malibu
The car stopped and it was the starter that was bad so we changed it out you put a new one on the battery died that's why we replaced it replace the battery and it still will not turn over the car. That's why we had everything checked
fuses are good . Could it be either ignition switch or body control module
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.