really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

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problem #3

Aug 162004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Every time I would push on my brake pedal it would pop and my brakes would hardly stop. I had it looked at by the GM dealer where I bought my car, they said there was nothing they could do it was a manufactors problem. Well it kept happening, so I took it back and had new front brakes put on my car. I have drove it for about 3 months and it is starting to do it again. I would L ike to know if there is some kind of problem with the brake pedal. I think it keep S runing my brakes what ever it is.

- Camden, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 062003


  • miles
I puchased this car with 20000 miles on it. I had it for a little over 5 months and I am replacing a fuel pump that will cost $650. The power steering has corrosion, so the power steering has to be flushed. Replacement of the fuel filter, a cracked fan belt, and throttle body service. I have the GM extended warranty, but it only covers the cost to replace the fuel pump. Everything else is out of pocket expenses because it is considered "regular maintenance". the brakes also grind and seem to take too long for the car to stop. So I think brakes aren't far behind to be replaced. I am hoping I will not need rotors too. I have read so many complaints about the brakes on the 2000 Chevy Malibu. I try to buy american because I am a proud one. But the quality seem to be substandard compared to Japanese cars. My next car will be foreign. Us car makers need to "step it up", as far as quality with these cars.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
With new brake job done, the ABS failure caused the auto to crash into road guide on I-495.

- Oak Hill, VA, USA