2004 Chevrolet Malibu MAXX

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Available in 2 styles:  2004 Chevrolet Malibu MAXX 4dr Wagon shown
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Asking Price Range
$2,985–$9,461

Estimated MPG

22 city / 30 hwy


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Malibu MAXX

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Recall number: 14V153000
Recall date: 03/31/2014

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 AND 2008-2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU, 2004-2006 MALIBU MAXX, 2009-2010 HHR (NON-TURBO), 2010 COBALT, 2008-2009 SATURN AURA AND 2004-2007 ION, AND 2005-2009 PONTIAC G6. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THERE MAY BE A SUDDEN LOSS OF ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) ASSIST THAT COULD OCCUR AT ANY TIME WHILE DRIVING.

Consequence:

IF POWER STEERING ASSIST IS LOST, GREATER DRIVER EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO STEER THE VEHICLE AT LOW SPEEDS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL PERFORM ONE OF FOUR BULLETINS. PARTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. GM EXPECTS TO SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION AROUND APRIL 28, 2014. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A SECOND LETTER TO COME IN TO HAVE THE APPLICABLE BULLETIN APPLIED. BULLETIN 14115 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 SATURN ION, 2009-2010 CHEVROLET HHR AND 2010 CHEVROLET COBALTS. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS MOTOR. BULLETIN 14116 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU AND MALIBU MAXX, 2005-2006 PONTIAC G6 AND 2008-2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM MARCH 1, 2008, THROUGH JUNE 27, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY. BULLETIN 14117 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2008, THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND EPS MOTOR CONTROLLER UNIT. BULLETIN 14118 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM OCTOBER 1, 2007, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS MOTOR CONTROLLER UNIT. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000, AND PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668. GM'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS N140115. NOTE: GM BULLETIN NUMBER 14119 WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 AND EARLY PRODUCTION OF 2009 CHEVROLET HHR (NON-TURBO) AND MODEL YEAR 2003 SATURN ION TO PROVIDE EPS MOTOR REPLACEMENT FOR THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/16/2003 and 06/11/2004.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Recall number: 11E009000
Recall date: 02/28/2011

Problem Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Action:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 09E012000
Recall date: 04/07/2009

Problem Summary:

SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Consequence:

DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Recall number: 04V190000
Recall date: 04/19/2004

Problem Summary:

SOME OF THESE PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) THAT MAY CALCULATE A HIGHER THAN ACTUAL VEHICLE SPEED BECAUSE OF AN ERRATIC REAR-WHEEL SPEED SENSOR SIGNAL, AND CAUSE ABS ACTIVATION WHERE IT IS NOT NEEDED OR NEEDED ABS ACTIVATION TO BE EXTENDED DURING BRAKING AS THE VEHICLE SPEED DROPS TO ABOUT 3 MPH.

Consequence:

UNEXPECTED ABS ACTIVIATION COULD INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCE UP TO ABOUT 11 FEET DPENDING ON THE GRADE OF THE ROAD, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ABS CONTROLLER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 16, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/16/2004.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/01/2000 and 03/31/2004.


SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Recall number: 04V188000
Recall date: 04/16/2004

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, ANALYSIS OF AN A SIDE IMPACT CRASH TEST CONDUCTED BY THE NHTSA;S NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (NCAP) INDICATED THAT THE OUTBOARD ANCHORAGE OF THE DRIVER¿S SEAT BELT COULD DISCONNECT BECAUSE OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE SEAT TRIM AND THE ANCHORAGE CONNECTOR WHEN THE SEAT WAS ADJUSTED TO ITS LOWEST POSITION.

Consequence:

IF THIS OCCURRED IN A CRASH, THE DRIVER COULD RECEIVE GREATER INJURIES.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSERT A RETAINER ON BOTH THE DRIVER'S AND PASSENGER¿S BELT ANCHORAGES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 16, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/07/2004.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/01/2003 and 03/31/2004.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 04V094000
Recall date: 02/24/2004

Problem Summary:

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 208, ¿OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.¿ SOME OF THESE VEHICLES THAT WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM (AORS) HAVE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE SUN VISORS WITH AORS LABELS. THE AORS LABELS DO NOT INCLUDE STATEMENTS AND THE ILLUSTRATION REQUIRED BY FMVSS NO. 208 FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT AORS.

Consequence:

Corrective Action:

OWNERS WILL BE SENT REPLACEMENT LABELS WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO INSTALL THEM. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 21, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 04/21/2004.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/2003 and 01/31/2004.


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