Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Problems

Problems With Electric Power Steering System May Require Steering Column Replacement

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

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Poor Terminal Contact at BCM Connectors May Cause Electrical Issues

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.

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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Questions

What should I do? (1 answer)

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu for a couple of days it's starting to gave me problems with Electric Power Steering so I took it to a dealership so they told me they fixed the problem reset and Calibrated the car and now two days later found out the car still not fix my car runs like a train. ...

if I already bought a new radiator , how much would it cost to get it replaced? (1 answer)

I already have bought a radiator for my car , i just need it put in . I also think I may need new fans , Another issue is the wheel steering it jerks on its own when driving. What is that about ? Lastly , My locks go up and down on its own in the car ? Is that and electrical issue and how much wo...

What would be wrong with my car? (1 answer)

My check engine light had been on for a couple of days thought because it was low on oil but didn't go off after adding more then while driving home my battery light came on as well as the abs light I was able to make it the my driveway about a mile further but when I went to turn I had no po...

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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Recalls

Power Steering Failure

These vehicles have power steering units which may fail while driving.  Loss of power steering is most noticeable while driving slowly or parking, resulting in a heavier feel at the steering wheel. Slow speed maneuvers can become difficult and potentially unsafe. Dealers will replace the affected components free of charge. This recall is an expansion of an earlier GM recall (14V-153) to cover additional vehicles.  

Various Electrical Concerns

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.

Transmission Shifter Position Inaccurate

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.

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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Reviews

2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx LT - Review 14 Nov 2014... What sold me on it / why I bought it: 7 aid bags, gas mileage and back seat leg room/versatility of cargo area/hatch back… in that order. Purchased new in July 2005, w/all the extras… (
i LOVE MY MAXX, BEST CAR i HAVE EVER HAD AND i HAVE PURCHASED NEW MANY TIMES. STEERING-NOT LIKING THE REPAIRS EVERY 2 YEARS ON IT BUT AFTER THE LATEST ROUND OF REPAIRS, I FELL IN LOVE AGAIN. I THINK I WILL KEEP THIS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. BTW, WHATS UP WITH THIS WINSHIELD BUZZING THING AT , 55 MPH.
Drove my 06 Maxx at the dealers when it had 3 miles on it, put 4 miles on it during the test drive, bought it the next day. Since then have put 3 sets of tires on it, 2 sets of brakes, 4 sets of windshield wiper blades, one set of front struts, and changed the oil 21 times. Car has 160,000 miles and still drives like a new one. It also still goes around corners like a big go cart.

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