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  • Thanks rich47571. Yes, the one I got from Auto Seattle was the Focus and it is an excellent fit.
  • The GM ad agency's official name for that ad is (see title). In dance, it means a dance for two, as the "couple" dances around each other before retiring to the garage. Yes, it is funny. bwolter, I also got mine from AutoSeattle. What color is y…
  • Installing a smoke colored bug deflector on a white Maxx really changes the front-end look. Went to a small town Mardi Gras parade yesterday and parked with the front facing the street. Had a lot of gawkers during the time before the parade passe…
  • Thanks. I ordered the Focus deflector from Auto Seattle. The emailed receipt/invoice description says for the "'04 Malibu Maxx". It's the same part number as listed for '04 Malibu on their web site, so the two models must be identical where the hood…
  • An Automobile magazine reviewer wrote that the Maxx shares absolutely no sheetmetal with the Malibu. This is believable looking at the roof, sides, and rear. What about the hood? Is there a chance that the Focus brand bug deflector for the '04 Ma…
  • As more and more Maxx's hit the road, aftermarket vendors may just come up with the kind of mods you would like to see. Since I traded in my '04 Silverado for a Maxx, I guess I was used to the grille and orangish bow-tie.
  • Overall, I really like the looks of the Maxx. A lot of Silverado owners don't like the chrome bar either, but for them there are a ton of aftermarket products to change the appearance. For the previous 8.5 years I drove a really dependable and gr…
  • bwolter: Yes, take it to another dealer. A Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealer properly corrected my pull-to-left problem on the first try.
  • Sure with the dealer would mail me details of the repair, as promised. He only said that they replaced a motor on or near the steering column. He said it was fairly large. So far he has not posted the repair on the My Chevy site. The other dealer ha…
  • Speaking of more Maxx dealers...the dealer that fixed my steering problem sells Pontiac-Buick-GMC. The Chevy dealer where I bought it wrote on the shop ticket that the "steering is within specs". So it could be that the best warranty service might b…
  • Filled the tank last week right after picking up Maxx last week from the dealer for correction of the "pull to left" problem. As usual, reset Average mpg, Trip A, and Average speed. Maxx had been getting a steady 27 mpg before the repair. Filled u…
  • After two failed attempts to get my Chevy dealer to diagnose this condition, the salesman suggested taking it to the dealership that was in negotiations to buy this Chevy dealer out. In just 25 minutes, this Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealership informed me …
  • My thought exactly. The dealer did it to me too, even though I bought mine December 31. They probably don't get reimbursed for the recalls until the vehicle has been sold. As soon as I registered it at the "My Chevy" site, the recalls appeared.
  • Quite a few members of this forum have found the headrests to be too far forward, while others (myself included) have found them to be a really great feature. Since my '04 Maxx is an LS, I'm wondering if the 2 models' headrests were at different ang…
  • My Maxx has the "pull to left" syndrome. Two weeks ago, the 2nd dealer I took it to pronounced that the problem in not alignment, and that he had ordered a part for the steering. Does anyone have an idea what that "part" might be? Thanks.
  • Mine must have rolled down the line just after the steering column fix..4F166797. By the way, I've had the "pull to the left" syndrome since day one. When dealer said his alignment machine was broken, I took it to the GM (Pontiac-Buick-GMC) dealer t…
  • Has anyone else had this happen: When one of the rear sun shades was pulled out, it would only retract part way. On 2nd try, it retracted even less. Finally, it just hung out with no retraction and a lot of excess length the hangs down like a wide r…
  • Have noted several posts about the headrests, some hate them, others seem to like them. I liked the adjustable angle tilting ones on my Contour, that I always kept tilted as far forward as possible, but the forward angle on my '04 Maxx is even more…
  • The mpg you are getting is not normal based upon other posts on this board, and my own experience. I have been getting steady 27+ MPG on every single tank, and I now have 3,000 miles on it. I'm hoping to get around 29 by the time she has 10,000 mile…
  • Left my Maxx for 2 full days last week with 3 issues: 1. Repair or replace the rear passenger hinge with rust on it (2nd time in for this) 2. Correct steering drift to left (2nd time in for this also) 3. Repair or replace shade that no longer …
  • I commented about the dealer's initial dismissal of the pull-left problem on the survey form. It gets sent to (if I remember correctly) GA. I'm sure it then gets sent to the dealer. Plan to drop off Maxx at the dealer ASAP for a 2nd try. Two "We O…
  • Purchased '04 Maxx new a month ago. On 1/21 dealer svc manager wrote that alignment is "within specs". The left drift is only slight, but nonetheless, uncomfortable. Yesterday, took it to place advertising free alignment check: Tire Kingdom. A ye…
  • Rather than a headache, these unlock options are versatile. In the future, the settings may even permit change to occur automatically as when the DIC recognizes there are passengers in the vehicle (Most likely some $50,000+ rides already do this). F…
  • My rear shades open and close as one would expect. Do all Maxx's require a mod?
  • "Now sounds like since they have brought it back they are nothing put pile heaps of Junk."   I'm not sure where you are getting your information from. There are a lot of extremely satisfied owners of the new Malibu and Maxx who ply these forums, …
  • e2helper. Your replies are really impressive. Will you kindly tell me my Maxx's build date? 166797. My guess is around 02/12/2004.   Is your real name: Rick Wagoner, Jr.? Jack Smith, Jr.? Ron Zarella? Thomas J. Davis? Donald E. Hac…
  • Yes, one of the 3M adhesives.
  • Yesterday, I noticed a chip missing from the strange "Malibu" plate in the center of the dash. When I touched it, the plate backing broke and the plate dove into the rectangular opening. Fished it out with tweezers, then the whole thing simply crumb…
  • You didn't state that you checked the tail light circuit or fuses. The source of the apparent short is possibly near or at the brake light plug. Check the wiring in that locale under very good lighting. Did your bu ever have body work in that area a…
  • Is UltraLux the name for the mock leather portions of the seats? If so, read the instructions on your brand of conditioner. My brand is Meguiars Rich Leather. It seems that this one is ok on mock leather (vinyl).
  • "Looks a bit like a giant Chevette..." That's funny. Back in '83, my wife bought an Escort 2-door hatch. That little bump out just below the hatch window sure does remind me of the Escort. In fact some friends were joking that it looked like a Stret…
  • Hi Everyone and Happy New Year! Exactly 3 months ago, I bought a new '04 Silverado. After adding a few goodies (which every p/u truck owner must do), I decided it was not the right vehicle for me. However, since the truck deal amounted to about $8…
  • The info minus the cost is at www.geico.com/auto/safety/mbi.htm
  • In the past, I have had extended warranty coverage through my insurance carrier, Geico. It is good for 100,000 miles. The deductable is high, but the cost is very low. They give you 15 months after purchase date of a new vehicle to enroll so I will …
  • Just returned from a 4,000 mile trip driving Expy and pulling a travel trailer. Had my sister with us for 3 days. She has a new Outback. Tried to show her what a Maxx looks like but, as expected, we saw nary a one. This was around Sedona, Flagstaff …
  • Bought my bug deflector from Auto Seattle: Focus/Benevento - Form-Fit Hood Deflector - smoke - 2004-up Chevrolet Malibu / Malibu Maxx ID : hd5H04 UPS / FedEx "oversized", Shipping - $17.50 Price: $69.95. It changes (improves in my opinion) the fr…
  • After overcoming initial problems including "Pulls to Left", and 2 interior appearance items, my Maxx is meeting my expectations. Record milage at every fill-up: Always 28.something. Quiet cabin. Decent paint job. Haul 2x6x8' boards as well as 10 fo…
  • After several trips to Mr. Goodwrench, my '04 Maxx is performing really well. A small annoyance is the radio's memory. 1. Whenever my wife drives it with her key, a band or two of my pre-sets are gone when I resume driving it. 2. The radio must pre…
  • When we had an Aerostar, it could haul 8' lumber flat on the floor, and 10' over the top of the seats. Last week picked up some 2x10x8 treated. Have a scrap of carpet narrow but 10' long. That worked great. Yesterday needed some 10' PVC sections. Wi…
  • Could it be a BUG deflector? Have one on my Maxx from Auto Seattle.