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Chevy Malibu

Chevy Malibu
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Overall Satisfaction Rating 3.79/5
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    25
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The Chevrolet Malibu was manufactured and marketed from 1964-1983 and again from 1997 until present. Read more Chevrolet reviews to learn about other models.


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Rated with 2 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 24, 2020

I financed my 2015 Chevy Malibu LT new in April 2015, it has a-little over 85,000 miles currently and started to act up! While driving stalling out, will start back up, jerking while driving, mechanic told me O2 sensors need to be replaced- paid to have replaced still doing the same thing- reduce engine power flashed this past weekend and reducing speed then the service traction flashed on dashboard, it’s very unsafe. Mechanic recommended I take to dealership, but because the warranty was up in the car all the dealership saw was $$ and decided to charge me $178 diagnostic test, kept it for 3days only to come back and say it was the catalytic converter that need to be replaced which they seem very unsure about! No other guidance. No truth with these folks.

I’m so disappointed in this process in this car, I’m spending money on car rentals, auto insurance and don’t forget the rest of the car note, GM finance still want that payment. Why is this car falling apart at 5 years old. Oh forgot to add that the dealership still charged $178 for diagnostic but no codes are coming up! I see so many threads and class action cases with other Malibu owners having the same issue, where do I sign up!

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 1, 2020

I couldn't believe how fast the check engine light came on. I found out that the air intake louver in the grill is stuck open. If it gets stuck closed that's a more unlucky problem for you. So I live with the engine light on since. The main point I am so angry about is the car does not have one ding or spot of rust until I noticed rust developing under the driver side door. 2 body guys looked at it and said the factory didn't drill drainage holes in it. The other side was done properly. So I have this well maintained Malibu with a strip of rust that would cost quite a bit to repair all because the factory forgot to build it correctly.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 8, 2020

    Bought 2018 Chevy Malibu in August of 2018. In October of 2018 the first recall. Then the loud bass comes from trunk (took to dealership 2x for this until it was fixed). Then engine light comes on. The car won't go any faster when you give it gas. Service stability track, low fuel, steering assist is reduced, lights come in. While it's parked & I'm trying to turn it off it says shift to park. Try to crank it & it won't. Get out of car, set alarm & it cranks up (I don't have remote start). I've brought it to dealership 2x before for this. 1st time it wasn't even in the computer that it was fixed. 2nd time it was actually reprogrammed & worked for a couple of months then the car went berserk again – same thing! I'm at the dealership again to see what the problem is. Car has less than 10000 miles on it.

    19 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 31, 2019

    I bought my 2011 Chevy Malibu when it had 20,000 miles on it. This car has been nothing but a money pits. Dies in the middle of the road. The dealer nor any other shop can find the problem. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A CHEVY!!!! THESE CARS ARE JUNK!!!!

    18 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 4, 2019

    Have had a Chevy Malibu LTZ for 5 years. Great looking car and can outrun most foreign crap on the street. I have always bought American and the quality can match any foreign competitors. Buy American folks.

    18 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 20, 2019

    I purchased my 2017 Chevy Malibu new in August of 2017. My problems started on the 25th of August 2019 with 23904 miles on it. The anti traction light came on along with the check engine light. Then within minutes, A "engine is reducing power" message was displayed then the refuse to go over 30 miles an hour. Took to AutoNation for repairs.. On May 25th 2019, with 27682 miles on it, my Malibu broke down again for the same exact problem. It took AutoNation, 2 weeks to repair the car. Then on November 19, 2019 with 33772 miles on it, my Chevy Malibu broke down again for the same reason. I am so disappointed in my Chevy Malibu. I cannot wait to trade it in.

    17 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 7, 2019

    My 2008 Malibu was totaled when someone hit us from behind. We were very lucky. Well I decided it saved our lives and it was a great car that I wanted another one so I purchased a new 2018 Malibu in Feb. 2019. It won’t get and go at a dead stop. It creeps. I’m afraid to pull in traffic and out of my neighborhood. I’m afraid I’m gonna get in an accident! Recall that is out says a light comes on. Mine doesn’t come on. They should be Ashamed of themselves!!!! How long before their consciences going to start bothering them. All of the reports out should really spark a fire before someone gets hurt. Not when lives are taken or affected. Do the right thing and fix these cars please!!!! I depended on them selling me a reliable car not a death trap!

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
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    Original review: Oct. 6, 2019

    I bought a 2017 Chevy Malibu premier with all the upgrades in November of ‘17. Since then it has been issue after issue. Issue with hitting gas and car not accelerating. Service bulletin on that one. Fixed. Front parking sensors always going off so I have to disable. Dealership “can’t duplicate”. Seal around sunroof visibly not secure. Lining slipping out where meets plastic parts of car. Water leaking into passenger side leg area. This was a broken air conditioning box. Now I look in trunk because I got a flat tire and I have 2” of water in wheel well. I personally will never buy a Chevy ever again.

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 1, 2019

    This is my second 2018 Chevy Malibu with issues. The first one keep throwing error messages about reduced engine power. After vehicle was in shop for over a week the dealership gave me the option of getting another one from their inventory. Had the second one for just over two months and it started loosing power when accelerating. I was going 55mph down the road and lost all acceleration power. I have the vehicle parked now and will not drive until I find out from dealership my recourse for this issue. Very disappointed and don't like feeling unsafe in my vehicle.

    12 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 11, 2019

    Traded in my Monte Carlo for a 2018 Malibu. I rented several cars to compare to the Malibu before purchasing. The Altima was a piece of junk compared to the Malibu. I'm on a budget, so I purchased the base model. This car has more features than anything I've ever driven. It even has a sensor to tell you something is on the backseat when you close the door. Went on vacation in it with the family. Five of us in that car for 4300 miles and everyone was mostly happy with the ride. Great as mileage, very comfortable and the trunk is large. Being able to turn OnStar on and off is great also. Used it as a mobile hotspot on vacation, but don't need it for commuting. No problem, they turn it off and the billing stops. Brought it to the dealer for an oil change expecting to pay $60 or more .. It was $30.

    8 people found this review helpful
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