The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us that removal of the dash board is necessary to replace the heater on these vehicles.
Coolant Leak From Heater Core on Chevrolet Malibu
Average mileage: 129,681 (42,500–250,000)
23 people reported this problem
Same problem. Looks like this supposed to be a recall by now....
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 140,000 mi, Visitor
We just noticed the same problem.
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 115,000 mi, Visitor
This happened when I first bought the car, used, two years ago.
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 249,000 mi, Visitor
Car overheated, passenger floor soaked
2013 Chevrolet Malibu 42,500 mi, Visitor
Noticed the "sweet smell" of anti freeze when first got the car new.It's my wife's car,so I 'm not in it much and only noticed it when the heat was on. Now I can't stand to be in it,get nauseated. Car goes in soon to get looked at.Get ready to bend over
2013 Chevrolet Malibu 57,000 mi, Visitor
2013 chevy malibu heater core was leaking and vapors were coming in thru the ac vents. A really sweet smell. Heater core had a small leak, the coolant was leaking a little and would evaporate into the ac vents. I had extended warranty, I purchased. The total cost would have been around $800.00. Seems to be a common issue with Chevy!
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 220,000 mi, Visitor
I have oil leaking on the passenger side floorboard
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 73,000 mi, Visitor
no heat and floor board on passinger side soaked