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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Transmission, Hatchback
#18 of 36 Re: cold weather delayed lock-up 2004 MAXX [johndk]
Mar 28, 2012 (7:26 am)
while yes its sealed....I beleive there is a requirement to change the oil at or after 100K...not sure exactly...as I have given mine to my stepson to use now....and he has over 205K on it.....I gave it to him at 195K.....I had the transmission pan dropped and the filter and fluid replaced at 150K.....
#19 of 36 2007 Maxx transmission failures...
May 18, 2012 (6:17 pm)
tale of woe. I am the original owner of 2007 Malibu Maxx with 40,000 miles. Adult driver averaging 8k miles a year. 5/100 warranty expires in Dec. 6 months ago the transmission failed. First dealer replaced guts and later the case because is cracking it open did not seal properly and it leaked everywhere. 2 months after new case & final drive- it was chewed up again during a day I drove 200 miles. They had a GM engineer come to approve replacing the case and the final drive again saying that 'something' must have been bad. Waiting on repair of 3rd transmission now.
I don't feel the vehicle is safe and do not want to own it. Dealer is offering 8700 in trade but they have nothing I want to drive. I like the MAXX hatch and Sonic is too small. This is my 9th and probably last chevy. Any advice on what to ask for. Repair paperwork says 90 day warranty and the drive train warranty ends in six months. The last chevy I had had over 150K and was 15 years old. Thanks
#20 of 36 Re: 2007 Maxx transmission failures... [nh4ever]
May 18, 2012 (6:43 pm)
Go with the new tranny, great car, I have one with 160,000 plus, minor tranny issues but still going great 30 plus miles to the gallon. Not safe???? not sure what that means.
#21 of 36 Re: 2007 Maxx transmission failures... [desertdog4]
May 19, 2012 (6:07 pm)
Sorry- I should have said not reliable instead of not safe. The two times the tranny failed were not on quick trips around town which is how I do 90% of my driving. They occured a hundred miles from home requiring a flatbed , etc to get home. I've never had greater than 22 MPG anyway. Perhaps the third tranny will be the charm. Thank you for your advice.
#22 of 36 Re: 2007 Maxx transmission failures... [nh4ever]
May 21, 2012 (9:40 am)
I'm sorry that the Malibu Maxx you've otherwise enjoyed has had these transmission troubles. On your recent transmission, was it completely replaced or repaired? If you have a new transmission in it, there should be a GM Replacement Parts Warranty on it, which I can get you more information on.
GM Customer Service
#23 of 36 Re: 2007 Maxx transmission failures... [gmcustsvcsarah]
May 22, 2012 (11:54 am)
Mali- as we affectionately call this car has been fine since we bought it new with 30 miles on it. No trouble really and it is regularly maintained. None of my other Chevy vehicles ever had these sorts of issues.
My husband has always dealt with car service issues but told me it would be a learning experience if I handled this saga.
I suppose I should have insisted on a new transmission rather than boxes of parts. If there ends up being a 4th repair I'll ask for one.
I'm told they rebuilt from scratch using replacment GM parts including a new case and everything to do with the final drive.
I'm picking it up today so I'll review the warranty with the service manager.
I will contact GM customer service outside this forum if I have further issues.
Aug 22, 2012 (7:48 am)
i should do this then, i bought my 2004 maxx with 58,000 miles and now have 65,000 miles
#25 of 36 Chevy just lost a customer for life
Jan 14, 2013 (7:45 am)
I just got news that the transmission in my '06 Malibu Maxx needs replacing after 90,000 miles. I will never again buy a GM product and neither will my children. I used to defend GM. Now I understand why so many people have such animosity toward them.
#26 of 36 Re: Chevy just lost a customer for life [smaxx]
Jan 14, 2013 (8:41 am)
Too bad, I have had too many good GM products to let one bad one stop me from never buying one again....good luck with your future vehicles.
#27 of 36 Re: Transmission failure. [mullick420] new issue [desertdog4]
Jan 14, 2013 (8:50 am)
When I fixed the broken wire under my center console, I also checked all the other wires/plugs under the console as well. Found a loose connection plug near the shifter, and unplugged and replugged to be sure it was clean and snapped in soundly/firmly. Solved my "freewheeling" problems as well. Worth a check on yours as it only takes 30 min or so to get that console loose and get to those wires.