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I have a 2004 Malibu Maxx. I have electric seats and when I sit down in the drivers seat the right side goes down. What could possibly be the problem? Is it an easy fix?

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  • thornhillguy Nov 01, 2008

    I have a 2005 Malibu and after inspection I was informed that the seat frame needs to be replaced. The quoted price is $900 for the replacement frame & $700 for labour. I'm in Canada so that may account for the higher prices but needless to say I'm looking for a better solution too.

  • tomfrmrtrkr Nov 25, 2008

    My 2006 malibu frame boke just yesterday in the right front coner, est cost $800 to $900. suggested to have someone weld it. poor design or welding with not much to weld to! hard to see how it held so long. Dealer will give somekind of loyalty-bought it there discount. seat manufacturer should have it in his car and it would quickly be corrected!

  • mom2busygirl Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem on the right rear side - feels like I am in a low-rider car! My brother says it is probably one of the wheels that moves the seat forward and back that has broken - have to take it in yet - just not looking forward to a huge bill.

  • mrr275 May 05, 2009

    My 2004 Malibu LS 6-way dtivers side left reat side has broken. $900 is the quoted range to repkace it. I will try to get it welded and then shop salvage sites for a replacement if that fails. BTW, this seat was repaired 2X under warranty for other malidys.



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The weld has broken on the seat. Take the seat out and find a welder. Thats the only fix. Seems to be very common with this car.

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