Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. What is a Powertrain warranty? Exterior This Malibu was the first Chevrolet model to display the company's next-generation family look. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Despite those restrictions I got a great deal on this vehicle. The consumer stated the battery light illuminated on the dash. A little risky of course, but that's what we do. I would purchase from this dealer again.
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. He stated that the failure occurred intermittently. Safety Antilock brakes with traction control are standard on V-6-equipped models. Chevrolet offers a factory-installed remote starter that allows the driver to start the engine from up to 200 feet away. I live in Minnesota where our transportation departments destroy our cars, bridges, and ecosystems with the amount of salt they put on the roads in the winter. There was a sudden and intermittent loss of power steering without warning. Malibu buyers get a choice of four-cylinder or 3.
We drove it back to Minnesota while sightseeing along the way - a little over 2,000 miles. Both engines drive a four-speed-automatic transmission. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. Don't waste your time wasting ours! The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where he replaced the spark plugs and the spark plug wires. What other services could be included in a warranty? Other badging was eliminated for a c.
Also when the light illuminated, there was a chime sound as if the door was being opened. They had all the paperwork completely ready to go - no oversights, no hassles, no delays. Malibu buyers get a choice of four-cylinder or 3. He also tested the electrical system and found that there were no electrical failures; however, the failure continued to occur. Under the Hood A 144-hp, 2. Performance is more than adequate with the V-6, and the automatic transmission functions neatly. While driving 50 mph the power steering locked which caused him to engage the brakes and drive onto the emergency lane.
Community Motors answered all my questions on the phone and assured me it was exactly as advertised. Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. The loss of power steering has occurred while accelerating up a slight grade, accelerating from a stop light or accelerating while merging up a slight grade. Vehicle cannot leave the parking lot so a full test drive or trip to your mechanic to check out the vehicle is not possible. A driver information center integrated into the radio display permits the personalization of electrical features and can provide more than 15 warning messages. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Show full review Vehicle Overview Chevrolet redesigned the Malibu sedan for 2004 and moved it to General Motors' Epsilon global platform, which promised a high degree of structural stiffness. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557168474096 ; listingsSearchManager. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 114,000. In addition to the four-door Malibu, an extended-length Malibu Maxx hatchback is offered; that model is listed separately in the cars. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies.
These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. We are having a problem with the battery dying intermittently. Driving Impressions The Malibu is devoid of unpleasant behavior, but don't expect surprises or excitement in this car. Vehicle Overview Chevrolet redesigned the Malibu sedan for 2004 and moved it to General Motors' Epsilon global platform, which promised a high degree of structural stiffness. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
The vehicle was not repaired. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Other badging was eliminated for a cleaner appearance. Since we have purchased the car we have had to replace the battery 3 different times, each time we have had to replace the battery we take it to the shop and let them test the battery and there is always a dead cell in the battery. We also had the same power steering issue as every one else while we were on vacation in Tennessee, but we were very lucky that the dealer we took our car to new of the issues and new that there was a clause you might say about this vehicle and we were able to get the car repaired free of charge. .