2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

 

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

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

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.

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

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

3.5L V6
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.