Last post on Jan 21, 2008 at 1:37 PM
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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback
#51 of 60 Re: owners manual [csandste]
Nov 22, 2007 (9:22 am)
Just missed it. I'll keep watching ebay for now. Thanx.
#52 of 60 Re: owners manual [pogge1]
Nov 22, 2007 (9:55 am)
Amazon also has some. The only thing you need to watch is that you don't get one for an '04 Classic.
#53 of 60 Re: owners manual [pogge1]
Nov 26, 2007 (1:05 pm)
register at mygmlink.com and you get access to a complete digital version as well
#54 of 60 update with lemon law, etc.
Dec 01, 2007 (9:34 pm)
Well, we sure had our eyes opened. Yeah, the lemon law is there for you as long as you dont even use your car. Use the car and put on mileage and man you are stuck! And talk about trying to trade in a car, they will give you the blue book value, which right now is about 13K, but then if you want to get a new car, watch out...you will have to refinance the amount still owed plus the new car amount....so, needless to say we are negotiating a deal with GM to extend our warranty and we hope they will iron out the bugs in the next few months. We are still dealing with rough idle, and occasional remote start issues, but other than that, its an awesome car. But if anyone with a 2006 Malibu Maxx LTZ has any issues along these lines, please let me know. Robin
#55 of 60 Re: rmill777 [rmill777]
Dec 13, 2007 (8:47 am)
I have the same noise and I think, haven't attempted to resolve, the problem is a rubber strip on the trim piece at the bottom of the windshield. Mine has a gap where wind goes through. My 04 blue Maxx is great, problems with tire vibration through out it's existance but finally got it as good as it will get.
#56 of 60 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Maxx: Meet the Owners [KarenS]
Dec 13, 2007 (8:54 am)
Hi, I have an 04 Blue Maxx, and I qualify for the over 100K club, , mine has 112K. Anyone else experiencing bad torque steer when putting the pedal to the metal?
#57 of 60 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Maxx: Meet the Owners [jongram]
Dec 13, 2007 (4:13 pm)
Bad??? I see it as a badge of honor. I punch my Maxx at nearly every intersection. The pushrod engine doesn't seem to give me any less gas mileage as a result of driving it hard in town. There is plenty of torque steer, I assure you. I just have to watch it when punching it over painted crosswalks; acts just like ice!!
Jan 19, 2008 (3:54 am)
I'm a new owner of a 2006 Maxx LTZ, 27K. Have had other Malibus in the past, because I tow behind a motorhome. I chose the Maxx because of the neat style and utility. Had difficulty finding a Maxx since they are discontinue.
Need advice please, Took Maxx in to Chev dealer for oil change and they told me that at 30k I needed to: 1. Flush the brake system. 2.Flush induction system. 3.Flush injectors and fuel rails.
No where in the Maintance manual do the above items appear.
Any advice would be appreciated.
#59 of 60 Re: New Owner [tony321]
Jan 19, 2008 (6:07 am)
Like most preventative maintenance, what these procedures do is prevent you from retiring on time and putting your kids through college. Save your money. Are you planning on keeping the Maxx for 20 years? If so, the items you listed will certainly reduce corrosion caused by acids building up in the fluids and damaging the systems they are designed to lubricate and protect. Most people keep their cars for less than 5 years. For those, no preventative maintenance should be done other than oil changes and one coolant change (for non-Dexcool cars). For those of us keeping them 10 years, simply follow the manufacture's recommendations and you'll be fine.
#60 of 60 Re: New Owner [tony321]
Jan 21, 2008 (1:37 pm)
agree with maxx4me...simply followed your scheduled maintenance...116K on my 04 Maxx and nothing but scheduled maintenace from the manual...most major work done at 100k, less tires and brakes.....had my brake system flushed at the second brake job....around 112K.......if you are using a top quality gasoline regularly, you should have no need to flush the fuel system or injectors...