10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,086 miles

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problem #21

Apr 082001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Front rotors were warped and heat scorned at 8K, 20K, and 23K miles...Chevrolet will not re-purchase my car and I have noticed this problem is becoming frequent across the country with Malibu's when checking internet message boards and talking to people about their Malibu rotor experience. This is a serious safety defect!

- Camas, WA, USA

problem #20

Oct 012000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When braking steering wheel was shaking really badly. Dealer replaced warped rotors. Then, on 1 April 2001 dealer turned rotors, steering wheel was shaking again. Braking distance was normal.

- Douglassvilee, GA, USA

problem #19

Jul 142000

Malibu

  • miles
The rotors were out of round and the pads were faulty causing the vehicle to vibrate and make noise when the brakes are applied. Nlm

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #18

Nov 152000

Malibu

  • miles
Whole front of car was vibrating to a point of almost losing control. Due to rotors being defective. Contact me.(469)384-4595.

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #17

Nov 152000

Malibu

  • miles
Rotors replaced at 20000 miles. Rotors defective. 4 months later rotors worn down again additional brake damage. Dealership wants me to pay for it. Say norm wear & tear.

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #16

Aug 232000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes there was a pulsating feeling through pedal all way up to steering wheel. Then, a grinding sound. Dealer replaced front rotors 5 times. Consumer managed to have Chevrolet take vehicle back.

- Kaufman, TX, USA

problem #15

Feb 262001

Malibu

  • miles
In the 10 months that we have owned that car, they have had to replace the rotors three times. Each time they have told us that the 2000 Malibu's have this problem, yet GM hasn't recalled them. I've had two other mechanics look at the latest set and they want to know why there is so much play in the rotors. The rotors, they say, don't fit on the wheel studs right. The studs are not in the center of the holes on the rotors. I asked the service dept at stadium about this but they have yet to return my call.

- New Castle, PA, USA

problem #14

Mar 062001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Was traveling 50mph and started passing, had apply brakes and steering wheel would have a severe shaking. Would almost lose control of vehicle. Took vehicle to mechanic. Was informed that rotors were warped. Had rotors replaced twice.

- Oxford, MS, USA

problem #13

Jul 032000

Malibu

  • miles
In both failures the service support was not in excisting, or very insulting, both problems have injury or death possibilitys, rotor warranty only 12.000 miles, but the problem is a defect which is in all models starting in 1998 till now.it is not acceptable, every 7000 miles new rotors or die?? engine losing power at high speed and grouded freeway, no power steering or brakes, no warning. Dealer tells me there are no codes and it runs well, after dealer told wife to remove vehicle,18 miles later, car is stuck again, Chevrolet assistant service said perhaps wife can push the car to the right.must we tolerate this, and a sales person knows about the bullitins, and will say that there is no rotor problem, brand new vehicle, never miss work, losing job, home and wife because of no error codes.so much for empty promises.service manager dont care if you die or live, dealer has his 22.000.00 and tells you to remove your junk.Chevy image is clouded and not honest.

- Phelan, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 302001

Malibu

  • miles
3rd set of rotors in 11275miles, no one at Chevrolet seems to care. Dealer admits there is a problem with Malibu/Alero rotors, but Chevrolet customer care--don't.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #11

Jul 062000

Malibu

  • miles
Rotors failes 3 times in 18,701 miles/Chevrolet won't commit to help.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #10

Aug 102000

Malibu

  • miles
Excessive wear of front brake rotors and rear brake drums. Vehicle had front rotors replaced on three occasions, but problem still reoccurring. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #9

Oct 012000

Malibu

  • miles
Rotors need to be fixed/replaced. Told this is not covered under warranty since this is normal wear and tear (as per the dealer.

- Lopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #8

Dec 241999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front of vehicle shakes when brakes are applied. It has been repaired twice. Rotors were replaced & resurfaced once. Dealer did not seem to have another remedy for problem.

- Flowerey Branch, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 212000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer is experiencing front end vibration when braking due to defective brake rotors, dealer was notified of the problem but are unable to repair at this time because the rotors are on back order and they don't know when they will come in. Nlm

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #6

Jul 012000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brake pedal was applied in a panic stop pedal went to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer has replaced the front brake rotors and lining.

- Milwaukie, OR, USA

problem #5

Jun 162000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Brake pads and rotors are defective.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #4

May 102000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
The steering wheel has a shimmy at highway driving, specially when applying brake due to thin rotors.

- Newtown, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Brake pads and rotors are defective.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #2

May 102000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
The steering wheel has a shimmy at highway driving, specially when applying brake due to thin rotors.

- Newtown, PA, USA

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