Safety Features by Model

LS w/1LS $16,365

MSRP
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Daytime running lamps

LT w/0LT $17,865

MSRP
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Daytime running lamps

LT w/1LT $18,365

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Daytime running lamps

LS w/1FL $19,365

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Daytime running lamps

LS $19,565

MSRP
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Daytime running lamps

LT w/2LT $19,865

MSRP
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Daytime running lamps

LT $20,165

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Daytime running lamps

SS $23,265

MSRP
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger. Air bags, thorax, side-impact, seat mounted, driver and right front passenger. Air bags, head curtain side, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Daytime running lamps

LTZ $23,465

MSRP
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger. Air bags, thorax, side-impact, seat mounted, driver and right front passenger. Air bags, head curtain side, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Daytime running lamps

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

72 months / 100,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

3 months/3,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

7 years/100,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

125-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

May apply

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Electrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Lighting, Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Vehicle Speed Control May 14, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
May 14, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V252000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured May 16, 2003, through October 11, 2012, 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, through April 5, 2007, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured May 26, 2004, through January 4, 2010, and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura vehicles manufactured April 24, 2006, through May 26, 2009. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (BAS) circuit. These fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the 'PARK' position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assi...
Consequence:
Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will relearn the brake pedal home position, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). GM's number for this recall is 13036.
Equipment > Other > Labels Oct 18, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 18, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V486000
Summary:
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THE TIRE LABEL TABLE SPECIFIED THE 15 INCH SPARE FOR THE FRONT DISC/REAR DRUM BRAKE SYSTEM AND IT SHOULD SPECIFY A 16 INCH SPARE TIRE SIZE.
Consequence:
A 150 DIAMETER REPLACEMENT SPARE TIRE CAN NOT BE INSTALLED ON THE FRONT AXLE DUE TO A FIT INTERFERENCE WITH THE BRAKE CALIPER.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A CORRECTED LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OR THE CUSTOMERS COULD HAVE THEIR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM. THE MANUFACTURER DID NOT PROVIDE AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
Steering Mar 31, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 31, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V153000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2006 Malibu Maxx, 2009-2010 HHR (non-turbo), 2010 Cobalt, 2008-2009 Saturn Aura and 2004-2007 Ion, and 2005-2009 Pontiac G6. In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving.
Consequence:
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will perform one of four bulletins. Parts are not currently available. GM expects to send an interim notification around May 28, 2014. When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the applicable bulletin applied. Bulletin 14115 covers model year 2004-2007 Saturn Ion, 2009-2010 Chevrolet HHR and 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts. Dealers will replace the EPS motor. Bulletin 14116 covers model year 2004-2006 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, 2005-2006 Pontiac G6 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from March 1, 2008, through June 27, 2008. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly. Bulletin 14117 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from February 1, 2008, through February 28, 2008. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly and EPS motor controller unit. Bulletin 14118 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from O...