6th Gen (2004 – 2007) Chevrolet Malibu Problems

The 6th generation of the Malibu has a cumulative PainRank™ of 35.6. That can be compared against other Chevrolet generations. Shopping for a Chevrolet? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2004–2007 Malibu model years have sent in 1219 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the steering (41%) followed by the interior (18%) and the lights (8%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2007 120
2006 267
2005 410
2004 421

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