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i agree with all the comments above. I also have a chevy malibu LS 2004- bought it brand new- there were a couple things the dealer could never fix- the steering column keeps knocking from the few months i bought it until this day. i changed it twice, once under warranty and the other out of pocket. then i have given up. the dealer keeps gving the same diagnosis and offers to fix it for a heavy price and it keeps breaking. feels like im getting the run around. -the other thing that kept breaking is the fuel guage. not sure if i fixed it once or twice, but it just keeps breaking. i just dont have faith anymore in that part of the car. -the last thing is the fluttering front breaks. no dealer, no firestone can figure that out. break flutters after hiting a pot hole, or pressing hard on the brake while driving in rain or snow. -despite that the car ran well all this time, the fluttering brakes and the knocking and shaking steering wheel does give me a heart attack sometimes when it happens.Report it
This is scarey as I have or had the same opionion and issues with mine. Still have it presently @ 125K miles, but steering rack is starting to knock again, 3rd, and column replaced 2x, and rear shock mounts are banging. Shocks were all replaced 1 yr back -- I think the dealer hosed me or just did not install properly. Overall, the promise was there for the 2004 car of the year, yet the experience has been a frustrating disappointment. If I'm going to continue to buy American, I may have to go with Ford.Report it
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