8.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
90,850 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replace valves (1 reports)
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problem #6

Jun 122021

Malibu LT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,303 miles

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reduced engine power

Went and got an oil change Saturday, car was running fine. I go to leave and not even 5 miles down the road, the check engine light comes on and "engine power is reduced". It is one thing after another. I don't recommend anybody buying a Malibu. Ever. I talked to the owner and he reviewed the cameras of the pit and the employee performed the standard oil change.

- Ranon S., Onalaska, WI, US

problem #5

May 292019

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,100 miles

DRIVING AT 50 MILES AN HOUR, ALL OF A SUDDEN ENGINE LIGHT BEGINS TO FLASH AND IT'S RUNNING VERY ROUGH, ALMOST UNDRIVABLE. I FOUND OUT CHEVY KNOWS OF THIS PROBLEM, BECAUSE OF SOME KIND OF NEW DESIGN WITH THE ENGINE. NOT COVERED ON WARRANTY. WHAT KIND OF BULLSHIT IS CHEVY TRYING TO PULL OVER ON US? THIS IS THE ONLY CAR I HAVE, DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO GET FIXED. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHEVY IF CHEVY DOES NOT HELP ME WITH THE COSTS INVOLVED.

- mikesoccerref, McHenry, US

problem #4

Dec 012017

Malibu LT 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

Engine power is reduced is one of the lights that keeps coming on. check battery charging system and service staibilitrax. when I stop at a stop sign or stop light the car cuts off. I lost my job due to a customer complaining about my car stalling while I was dropping them off. Car is just not worth all the money I keep putting in it. I've had just about every sensor replaced. oil pressure switch, camshaft, crankshaft position, 02 sensors, and about 5 others two new batteries, spark plugs, water pump, thermostat, tensioner and belt. the Terry Cullens chevy dealership in Jonesboro Ga. told me it was the water pump tensioner and belt so I had all of those things replaced. still had the same problem. just wasting money with all there guessing. It broke down while my 19 year old daughter was driving it last. the steering wheel locked up and she got scared. she finally got it to the side of the road and left it there. she then had to walk until she could get a Lyft to pick her up at 3:00 in the morning. I've had 4 Chevys and this one is the worse. I won't be buying another one. just lost a long time customer. Gracie

- Gracie M., Jonesboro, US

problem #3

Jul 312016

Malibu ECO 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,897 miles

Car turn off in traffic line..after few seconds it starts again..the car doesn't run more than 20 miles for few seconds..it turns off again..then I turn the car on it starts running but it turns on the engine light....in my opinion I don't think this is a safe car..all the lights are going off. everything was locked..can you imagine if the car is on fire how you can go out..? ..I bought this car brand new..

- Maritza V., Bridgeton, NJ, US

problem #2

Dec 082016

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,800 miles

2013 Chevy Malibu. 40,800. Has happened twice in the last 2 weeks, the car will completely die on me when I come to a complete stop. Everything else will still be working but it will give a small shake and the rpms will hit 0. I am able to put it in park and fire it right back up afterwards????

- Derek M., Eaton, OH, US

problem #1

Apr 282015

Malibu LS 2.5L 4 Cly

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

Driving to work, going up a mountain, stabilitrac system error engine performance will be reduced. Went from 65 MPH to 30 and barely made it up the hill. Almost hit by several tractor trailers. Made it to work 20 minutes late. Checked car 4 hours later, message gone. Checked it again, message back. The car is only two years old, piece of crap. Had a Hyundai Sonata for 9 years 300,000 miles only in shop once for repairs. 2nd big problem with this car so far and barely 50,000 miles. Buy American...never again..

- Bob C., Frederick, MD, US