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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu SS, Brakes, Sedan
#59 of 81 Re: 2005 Malibu BRAKES [peachy84]
Apr 27, 2010 (3:48 pm)
I had to change my rear brake pads twice during the past two years. My 2005 Malibu had 46k miles when rear pads were changed last year. Chevy dealer can't find the problem or they knew it just don't tell. Couple weeks ago I changed front pads at 55k miles.
#60 of 81 Re: 2005 Malibu BRAKES [sean74]
Apr 29, 2010 (7:22 am)
We finally took our 04 Malibu Maxx to another Chevy dealer, he want's $2,000 to replace the master cyliner, put on new rotors and brake pads and something to do with the drainig something and replaceing fluid. in other words redo the whole brake system. we're not even sure this will fix it. We can feel when the brakes lock up and we just pull over as quick as possible and wait for the brakes to release. We have not decided what to do, the car is ony worth $5-6,000 on a trade in, and only has 53K miles on it. We've been back and forth with GM they had no idea what was happening. If you are interested I'll find out exactly what they plan to do, we strongly feel at this time we are going to trade it in on a Honda. EP
#61 of 81 Re: 2005 Malibu BRAKES [ChevyMax]
Apr 29, 2010 (7:59 am)
We took our '06 Malibu to another dealer and they replaced the master cylinder - thankfully under warranty. We haven't had a single problem since that day, almost a year ago.
#62 of 81 Re: 2005 Malibu BRAKES [ChevyMax]
Apr 29, 2010 (11:57 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. I apologize for the concern on your vehicle. Can you please email me with more information about your situation, so I can look into your situation further? You can find my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
Apr 29, 2010 (3:39 pm)
We have all ready been around with GM, we have a case number and were given 2,000 toward a purchase and another GM car. (which won't happen) They were not able to help with the problem since we could not recreate the problem. They spoke with engineers and still had no answer. What makes me mad is I had this problem when the car was under warranty, no one knew what was happening. One time I took the car to the dealer and when they put the car on the lift all four tires were locked, he didn't know how I was able to drive it to the dealership, the next morning if was find, they couldn't find anything wrong with the car.
#64 of 81 Front and rear brake caliper compressing...
May 02, 2010 (9:35 am)
Just replaced the front pads on my 2006 Maxx, I thought it was the rotors heating up causing the shudder at high speeds, so I replaced the pads first. I am attempting to do the rear pads, but the rear calipers won't compress. anybody have any ideas how?
#65 of 81 Re: Front and rear brake caliper compressing... [mgaries]
May 03, 2010 (7:13 am)
Rear pistons need to be screwed in, you can buy a tool to make it easier.
#66 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [maddmaxx2]
Aug 01, 2010 (9:18 am)
Hey Madd Maxx,
Have you had any luck on this since your original post? I am having the exact same problem with my 2006 Chevy Malibu, and have had it to the local shop almost a dozen times in less than 3 months. I've had the rotors, pads and calipers replaced TWICE, as well as the brake fluid flushed... all to no avail.
I am ready to pull my hair out as I still have 2.5 years left on my loan for this car but feel it's trying to kill me!
Any help you can provide would be MUCH appreciated!
Aug 02, 2010 (3:32 am)
Yes, we took it to another chey dealer, and explained the problem, they replaced the master brake cylinder, flushed the all the brake lines, and replace the brakes on the front wheels, if you can get this done under warranty that would be fantastic, it cost about 2,000 but was worth it. They said when the brakes get hot they will grab and not let go, so when we were in traffic or come home for a short time then try to leave the house they would grab. Try going to another Chevy dealer; take the car to them when the brakes are warm. Itís so hard to recreate the problem. We had it done about 3 months ago and the brakes have been fine since.
#68 of 81 Squealing brakes on 04 Maxx
Dec 19, 2010 (6:33 pm)
I had my pads and rotors replaced at around 80000 miles. (No, that's not a typo -- I actually went that far on the original brakes). Now, about 4000 miles later, I have a squeal from the brakes just before the car comes to a complete stop. It started doing this just a month or so ago when the subfreezing temps arrived here in upstate NY. During a brief period when the temps went above 32 the problem stopped -- briefly. Now it's back. What gives? Everything else about the brakes is fine...nice smooth pedal feel, stopping distances about the same as before, no vibration.
Anyone else with this experience? Thanks.