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2011 Chevrolet Malibu

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not a good car
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By louie1954
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2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I got this car new I only have 12000 miles on it and i have complained from the first 500 miles that the car has a shake between 15 and 20 miles per hour. This has been addressed to the maintenance people at Ray Dennison with no satisfaction This is not normal per the maintenance people. I am now experiencing other things like a rumble when I accelerate. This car has been very disappointing I will never buy another probably never another chevy poor gas mileage


Favorite Features

nice radio


Suggested Improvements

Head room around doors. maintenance personal need to be made aware of what ever is causing this problem and get some instructions on how to fix it. I have read other peoples complaints on the same problem with the same non-answers from their maintenance people


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TRACTION SYSTEM failed and poor gas millage
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By superborg
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2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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poor gas millage on a 4 cylinder 19-23mpg mostly hwy miles. traction control system failed causing accident. this is an unsafe car. car under warranty 34000 miles.GM response less than helpful. GM equipment for black box testing was in for repair at time of accident and unavailable for 2 weeks, no loaner car and car under warranty. so a $28000 car sits at body-shop and I walk. GM said there was no code for the gas millage problem and could not fix, but they had a code for the traction problem CO133 and reset it and sent me to an accident.This is an lemon or is it GM's new way of building cars. Body is repaired but i am afraid of this car.


Favorite Features

AC outlet ,Bose stereo


Suggested Improvements

GM stop blaming the customer for poor gas millage and fix the problem also when there is a code in the system do not ignore it find the problem or make you software IDIOT prof. replace the lemon auto with a safe car if you have one.


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From bad to worse
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By 2011nomore
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2011 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I had 3 Malibu's 2006, totaled by a drunk driver. 2006, totaled by a bus. Car accelerated into traffic. I reversed as my choice was a gasoline tanker and a bus. 2011 : This car from day one has been a lemon. It is getting worse. I have 18 k on the car. I get 21 miles on open highway and 17 in city. I have been told by GM to put 20 more thousand miles to loosen it up. Door on drivers side leaks and has "been" fixed only to leak worse. At 40 mph there is a dinging in the right rear. At 60 mhp under load the steering column shakes and rattles the whole car. If you let off the gas it quits. Dealer told me this is "normal". Transmission fluid is dark brow..."normal" too. JUNK


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what happend ?
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By meer
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2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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This car is a pain in the A - - -. I have already voiced my dis like of the seats. And mentioned the annoying "low pressure" warning about the tires. After receiving and E mail advising the tire pressures are low, I check with my tire gauge and sure enough one tire has 15 lbs, another has 20 lbs., another has 12 lbs and the last has 25 lbs. WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY. !!!!!!! I have never had this problem with any car I have owned. Question: Are the tires crap? Are the wheels at fault, what is going on ? And the fuel mileage is still only 23 to 24 mpg, NOT 30 !!!!! My Nissan gets 32 mpg around town. What a piece of junk. GM should be ashamed. I have contacted GM customer service and they just


Favorite Features

NONE


Suggested Improvements

Go back to the drawing board and engineer a real car. All of your sedans look alike and don't have anything to offer over your comptetiors. I'm very upset with my dicison to buy this car. Make a bold statement, show some guts, get on the right path. Like the Camero, home run. But everything else is crap.


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Just a warning
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By Edna
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2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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The car is new, so too soon to tell if it will stand up to the test of time. I like the look of the car. Seats not great, could be more comfortable. Love the on star feature. When I needed help with getting a spare the Chevy dealership, and the Chevy corporate headquarters was very unresponsive. I would hate to have to deal with them over a really serious issue, they just don't seem to care once your out the door and they have your money.


Favorite Features

On Star


Suggested Improvements

No spare tire! Make sure you check the trunk. My 86 year old Mom got a bad flat. Police went into trunk and NO Spare. We were never told this when we bought the car. When I contacted Chevy they were VERY unresponsive. Eventually got a doughnut for free,after 5 weeks on the phone. New Car, but no fun.


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