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%).