2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ V6 from North America
The brakes shimmied about 5 months in, and the pads had to be replaced and rotors turned.
The brakes subsequently made a metal on metal noise, which the dealership was able to hear, but could not fix.
The brake shimmy problem returned at the 1 year mark, and because of the previous problems, the rotors were turned again, free of charge.
Other than the brake problems, this car has been great. I get approx 33 MPG on the highway, and I love the two tone leather interior and styling.
I don't like where they put the remote mirror power switch -- on the door, almost out of arms reach.
My Northern Virginia Dealership is a fantastic place for service too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2009
7th Apr 2009, 15:22
I purchased a used 2007 Malibu LTZ. I love this car except for the squealing brakes. I have taken it to the dealer and another shop with both telling me the brakes are fine. I don't mind having to pay to get them fixed, just wish someone could fix them.
17th Apr 2009, 08:55
Brake squeal on newer GM cars is not unusual. It doesn't mean there is a problem, and is not usually cause for worry. If the noise is so annoying you can't just ignore it, a set of upgrade high-performance pads will solve the problem. They take about 15 minutes to pop in, and you can buy them at Auto Zone. All 4 wheels should cost you less than $50. I replaced the front pads on my Pontiac during my lunch break at a cost of only $17.