Chevrolet Malibu Maxx 2004 bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
PIC--4330B12/01/200810028285Chevrolet: unable to relearn the brake pedal position (bpp) sensor. *pe2009-03-20
PIC-4330A07/01/200810026163Gmc: unable to relearn the brake pedal position (bpp) sensor. have difficulty performing the brake pedal position (bpp) relearn. models chevrolets, pontiacs and saturns. *pe2008-10-03
465812/01/2008PIC-4658A10023415Adjustable pedals will not adjust inoperative. *nj updated 3/13/09. *pe2007-12-10
302601/01/200410009644Brake pedal position sensor learn procedure. service vme. *tt2004-10-14
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE LIGHT
SB-08-05-22-009A06/01/200910032206Chevrolet/pontiac/saturn: intermittently brake lights (stop lamps) do not function correctly, extended travel to shift out of park, cruise control inoperative, dtcs c0161/c0277 set (perform repair as outlined). *pe2010-02-17

Chevrolet Malibu Maxx 2004 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
08/01/200661000204/12/2004
 Front and rear brakes have had to be changed prematurely. rear brakes had to be replaced at 20k miles. front brakes changed at 60k miles. calipers sticking and causing noise and uneven wear on new brake pads. gm dealership advises that this is not a defect. *nm
12/02/2005506/15/2004
 On december 2, 2005 i was traveling to work using my typical route highway 74 also known as the ortega highway when coming to a sharp and narrow curve my brake pedal did not work and my steering was locked. i was not able to control the direction of my vehicle as a result the vehicle merged to on coming traffic and tumbled four times . *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
12/02/200550000106/01/2004
 Dt: the contact stated the brakes and steering malfunctioned, resulting in an accident. the steering locked up while attempting to make a right turn. prior to this incident she heard a squeaking noise in the brakes. she took the car to a mechanic, and was told brakes were in good working condition. she has not contacted the dealership. a police report was taken. . the contact suffered a concussion, and had nerve damage. *ak updated 12/30/05. *jb
09/29/200434109/28/2004
 At 34 miles on the car abs/traction control sensor in the wheel hub failed, causing several trouble lights to come on and a sound signal to indicate there was a problem. the owners manual noted that the car should be towed to the dealership.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
04/09/200517000504/24/2004
 Bought car april 2004, every few weeks to once a month car has been in the shop for noises. since 4/05 dealer has replaced rotors 3 times, calipers and struts replaced, and still with a vibrating in steering wheel and windy noise. when you push on the brakes you have a grinding noise, like a metal sound, very loud can hear over the radio. dealer says windy noise is normal for new parts. still vibrating feeling in steering wheel while braking from over 50 mph. dealer now says parts are not covered by gm. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
10/04/200640000102/24/2004
 At 40,000 both front rotors had to be turned and calipers replaced. calipers were sticking causing uneven wear. brake pads had plenty of material and did not need to be replaced. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
05/20/20075800310/22/2006
 Problems with the brakes, i have to replace the brake pads every 2-3 months and have the rotors turned as well for there is a vibration in the steering column and front end if not turned. i was told my dealership that the rotors are no good for the car and that gm is aware of the problem but refuses to correct it. *tr
06/28/2007408/16/2004
 Car leased brand new in august 2004. as of today on une 28,2007 car had brakes repaired 4 times at the dealer. rotors have been machined each time, and today brake pads replaced..car has 27,180 miles on it, and it has been maintained,garaged, kept, and no one has been rough on the brakes. the last time we had the car to dealer for brake problems was july of last year. at that time we were told that a brake line was crimped and only found it because we were having tires rotated. also, told that this was the last time rotors could be machined. well today they machined them once again as i had said previously for the fourth time. i did some research ,and i may be wrong but there was a recall on the car for abs problems in april 2004 prior to our purchase of the car.. i called gm , and was told that our car was involved, but was later told by owner of dealership that there had been a communication error and our car was involved in another recall concerning seat belts or something along those lines. i am very concerned about the safety of the brakes at this point after so many conflicting stories..i feel very frustated, and had to spend almost $500.00 because the brake pads were not covered under the bumper to bumper warranty as they had nothing to do with the previous rotor/brakeline problems or so i was told..we had computor sensor problems,short sockets on both real turn signals, loose tie rod, ignition problems ,which they could not detect..faulty gas cap etc. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
05/20/20075800310/22/2006
 Problems with the brakes, i have to replace the brake pads every 2-3 months and have the rotors turned as well for there is a vibration in the steering column and front end if not turned. i was told my dealership that the rotors are no good for the car and that gm is aware of the problem but refuses to correct it. *tr
06/28/2007408/16/2004
 Car leased brand new in august 2004. as of today on une 28,2007 car had brakes repaired 4 times at the dealer. rotors have been machined each time, and today brake pads replaced..car has 27,180 miles on it, and it has been maintained,garaged, kept, and no one has been rough on the brakes. the last time we had the car to dealer for brake problems was july of last year. at that time we were told that a brake line was crimped and only found it because we were having tires rotated. also, told that this was the last time rotors could be machined. well today they machined them once again as i had said previously for the fourth time. i did some research ,and i may be wrong but there was a recall on the car for abs problems in april 2004 prior to our purchase of the car.. i called gm , and was told that our car was involved, but was later told by owner of dealership that there had been a communication error and our car was involved in another recall concerning seat belts or something along those lines. i am very concerned about the safety of the brakes at this point after so many conflicting stories..i feel very frustated, and had to spend almost $500.00 because the brake pads were not covered under the bumper to bumper warranty as they had nothing to do with the previous rotor/brakeline problems or so i was told..we had computor sensor problems,short sockets on both real turn signals, loose tie rod, ignition problems ,which they could not detect..faulty gas cap etc. *ak
12/28/200626103303/13/2004
 Rotors repeatedly warp. have had the brakes serviced twice within the 24000 warranty for brakes and it is requiring a third service at 26,000 miles outside of warranty. rotors would need to be recut or replaced every 4,000 miles on this car to eliminate the pulsation. there is a systematic issue with the braking system, including the abs and/or the traction control. this is not a material or service issue, but a design issue. the dealer has indicated that all systems on the car are working properly and there is nothing they can do other than recut or replace the rotors. general motors has denied there is a problem which is expected possibly facing a recall of many cars. although the dealer unofficially admitted this problem is a regular at their facility no one will officially admit this is an issue. now that the brakes are outside of warranty at 26,000 miles, i am forced to pay for the service every 4,000 miles on my own. this could be a safety issue although the brakes have never failed to work. the affect of the design issue is that the brakes pulsate and progressively get worse as time goes on. even after a few thousand miles the defect begins to surface. by 4,000 miles it is a big enough nuisance to have it serviced. this is an expense i had not bargained for when i bought this car. *nm
06/25/2005306/01/2004
 Noticed front end shutter while applying brakes. took car to dealer under warranty and extended warranty and dealer said excessive rust in brake pads. also dealer said front rotors were warped. dealer turned rotors and cleaned. car had only 28k miles on it. drove for a couple of days and problem came back. took back to same dealer and he said rotors fine just excessive rust and brake dust. nothing he could do. car has 34k miles on it and in the rain, applied brakes and whole front end shuttered and anti- locks were grinding. took back to dealer and they could find no problems. now car has 42k miles and took to midas, they said front rotors severely warped and pads worn away. they could tell someone turned down rotors once and did bad job. have to replace front rotors with different style rotors and new pads. costs $500 dollars to replace. chevrolet will not cover any of it even though existing problem. *jb