Last post on Jul 07, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu SS, Brakes, Sedan
#72 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [beffybeans]
Sep 13, 2011 (9:03 am)
I'm having the exact same problem. What was the fix? Thanks so much for any help you can give!
#73 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [maddmaxx2]
Sep 13, 2011 (9:04 am)
What was the fix for this? I am having the exact same issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!
#74 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [jasonctemp]
Sep 13, 2011 (10:19 am)
For my car, it was the Master Cylinder that needed to be replaced. I took it for a few estimates, and it was right around $1200 to be fixed. Each mechanic said that they see this problem all the time on Malibus. In fact, there was one in the shop getting that same problem fixed at the last place I went to! Anyway, I ended up taking that $1200 and put it towards the down payment on a new car. I was fed up with putting money into something that seemed to continue to have problems. Good luck with your situation. Maybe it will turn out better for you then it did for me!
#75 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [jasonctemp]
Sep 13, 2011 (2:36 pm)
We had the master cylinder replaced, and hoses flushed, we took it to a reputable Chevy dealer to have the work done. This was done over one year ago and since then, no problems. It was well worth having it done; now I love my car.
#76 of 81 Re: Knocking When Braking [josephus]
Dec 06, 2011 (1:30 pm)
hey josephus just wondering if you got an answer to this problem because i've got the same problem and can't get any answers.
#77 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [ChevyMax]
Jan 26, 2012 (10:23 am)
I had trouble finding this thread again! Thanks for replying! I am still dealing with the issue! I just took it to a chevy dealer against my better judgement today! They are saying the brake fluid is contaminated and I need a new master cylinder ABS module and brake flush. Sounds like what you had done minus the ABS. I was only taking my car to one shop so I am investigating how the fluid was contaminated before going forward.
#78 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [jasonctemp]
Jan 26, 2012 (1:50 pm)
sounds like an ABS issue with knocking thru the floorboard ......
#79 of 81 Re: 2005 Malibu BRAKES [gmcustsvc]
Jul 05, 2013 (7:42 pm)
I have a 2005 Malibu and the brakes have locked up to some extent (To attain 30 miles per hour, it was at 4000 RPM). This has happened more than once, but after sitting a while it returns to normal. A couple dyas ago, my wife went to use it and the brake pedal went right to the floor. She backed the vehicle out of the garage, and after, it was normal again. I took it to a Gm dealership in Calgary, AB, however, they could find nothing wrong. They did a brake job in January. I refused to drive it home, as I felt if the brakes failed and I was the cause of an accident, I would definitely be in the wrong. Can you advise as to what procedure I should now follow. Could it have something to do with the self-adjust? Possibly air in the system? Thank you, Garth
#80 of 81 Re: 2005 Malibu BRAKES [gwildman]
Jul 06, 2013 (5:28 am)
This is the same problem we had, they can't replicate the problem, they can't fix it. I would recommend go back to the dealer, have them call Fitzgerald Auto-mall in Frederick Maryland, and ask for Tom Dawson. He's the one who fixed ours. Have the dealer talk to Tom and tell them about the "Powell" car with the brake problems. They performed a complete brake fluid exchange service, flush out all lines, replaced the master cylinder, bleed the hydraulic system. Since they fixed it 3 years ago we have had no more problems and the car runs great. We had gone as far as called GM, they had no clue, But Tom fixed it.
Best of luck, Elizabeth Powell
PS invoice number CVCS752808
#81 of 81 Re: 2005 Malibu BRAKES [ChevyMax]
Jul 07, 2013 (5:46 pm)
I have a 2006 Malibu Maxx and have had problems with rear calipers serveral times. The first time the left side locked up and burned up the brake pads. Had to run at higher RPM to get car to move. When I stopped, you could smell the brakes burning and the rotor got so hot you could feel the heat holding your hand by the rim. The dealer had to replace the caliper. After that parking brake would not hold. I jacked up car applied parking brake put trans in neutral (engine not running) and I could turn the right wheel. The right caliper was locked up in released position. That caliper had to be replaced too. Had same problem again after about a year and one of the rear calipers had to be replaced again. Luckily I had an extended warranty and and all work was covered.