pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace head gasket, timing chain cover and gasket (1 reports)
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problem #1

Dec 172014

Malibu 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

Took our car in 3 different times for the smell of burning oil. 1st time we took it in we were told there was no oil leak and it was residual from them changing the oil. Ended up taking it to another dealer and they added a dye to the oil to determine where the leak was coming from. They asked us to drive it for 1000 miles and bring it back in. We barely made it 300 miles and took to back to the dealer. 1 quart of oil lost and 300 miles later they have determined our head gasket and time chain cover is leaking. The smell is horrible.

This is one of many problems we have had with this car since day one of having it!! Hoping to have it bought back soon!! Chevy you are right, you are LIKE A ROCK.. A rock that sits on the side of the road!!

- Jamie A., Tacoma, WA, US