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#20 of 81 Strange Worn out of Brake Pad
Nov 12, 2007 (1:56 pm)
I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu LS, 21,000 Miles. I just changed rear brake pads. The very suspicious thing is that one brake pad completely worn out while others looked brand new. The Chevy dealer did not know the reason. This was not covered by warranty because the mileage is above 12K. I am disappointed. It seems Malibu has a lot of defects. My car actually has a lot of electrical an mechanic problems. It is really a nightmare. I will probably never buy GM product again.
#21 of 81 Re: Strange Worn out of Brake Pad [sean74]
Nov 13, 2007 (8:48 am)
You are not going to buy a 2008 Malibu ? GM is getting set up to run 2 factories over time to keep up with sales.
#22 of 81 Re: Strange Worn out of Brake Pad [gonogo]
Nov 13, 2007 (10:51 am)
Yes! I'll never buy any GM product in my life time. Because there are so many defects . And both dealerships and customer service never gave me satisfying explanation to those problems.
#23 of 81 Re: Strange Worn out of Brake Pad [sean74]
Nov 26, 2007 (8:53 pm)
I also have an 2004 Malibu with the same issues. The rear brakes were shot at 37,000 miles. Fronts still have more than 1/2 the life left in them. I did however find the RR parking brake cable had never been hooked up from the factory. Not sure if this contributed to it or not. Had to replace both rear rotors and pads at my costs.
#24 of 81 Re: Strange Worn out of Brake Pad [liv2race]
Nov 27, 2007 (5:54 pm)
'04 V6 brakes recently acted up - pedal going south - reservoir had some gel in it and smelled like dexcool? - did someone doing the intake gasket and water pump goof up and put some in the brake reservoir by mistake. Dealer replaced the reservoir and said the rear pads were gone. Need an old timer's vehicle that fits in the garage and is easy to step up into and not hit one's head. Seriously considered a regular cab f-150 and reduce the length of the workbench. Why can't gm fix the design and build and give colorado/canyon and the half-tons a rear disc whose e-brake shoes work and grab only when needed.
#25 of 81 Brake problem...master cylinder?
Dec 07, 2007 (1:17 pm)
Have an 05 Malibu.
Driving to work today, just got off the highway, slowing on the ramp, when my car wouldn't stop. I had the brake pedal pressed all the way down, and the car kept inching forward. I wasn't sliding on ice...I just kept inching.
There was a car in front of me, so, not wanting to rear end him, I pushed into Park. Not sure how wise that was. It did stop the car with centimetres to spare! As soon as I shifted into park, though, it made a nasty growling sound and the parking brake light came on.
When traffic started moving, I shifted out of park, noise went away, parking brake light went off and braking was normal.
Drove back home trepidatiously, but had no problem at all.
I suppose I have to go back to the dealer (was there just last week to deal with my remote start issue).
Should I be concerned? Any ideas? Just a one-off glitch? My fear is that it's working properly and they won't diagnose anything.
#26 of 81 Re: Brake problem...master cylinder? [josephus]
Dec 08, 2007 (8:42 am)
Sounds like an ABS problem. I would take it in and have the dealer check it out and have the incident on file.
#27 of 81 Malibu frt bearing ass. ABS
Feb 12, 2008 (8:28 am)
the ABS sensor is part of the bearing assembly on this car. I have tried many different brands and they only last 1 year or so, before the ABS light comes on. Do you guys know what to do???
#28 of 81 Re: Malibu frt bearing ass. ABS [pavel6]
Feb 12, 2008 (9:12 am)
#29 of 81 Re: Malibu frt bearing ass. ABS [gonogo]
Feb 13, 2008 (9:02 am)