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What's Wrong with the Chevrolet Malibu?

The Chevrolet Malibu has a total of 4249 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (18%) followed by the electrical (15%) and the steering (14%).

You should avoid the 6th generation (2004–2007) because of its overall PainRank™ of 35.65.

How Malibu Generations Rank

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Trending Malibu Complaints

Let's take a look at complaints on the rise from Malibu owners over at

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Malibu Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on