10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
706 miles

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problem #68

Dec 242003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu with persistent brake problems. Have to replace major brake components every approximately 20,000 miles. Also, dexcool coolent leak from the intake manifold after only (approx) 50,000 miles. Dexcool coolant breakdown and subsequent failure of cooling system.

- Avondale , AZ, USA

problem #67

Jul 292003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
Air conditioner switch turns on and off. Vibration in front end when braking. Turn signals work intermitently. Ticking noise in engine until warm. Windows fog excessively. Shame on Chevrolet.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #66

May 192002

Malibu

  • miles
Have owned vehicle for 18 months and have replaced rotors, brake pads, and calipers on 3 separate occasions. Dealer states normal wear and tear, but strange excessive heat on rotors to warp and crack each pair. Steering column shakes when brakes applied. Brake pedal goes to the floor with excessive braking distance. At other time, brake pedal is like manual braking with stiffness. Vehicle will slide at normal braking on asphalt. Quick defensive braking causes consumer to have difficulty maintaining lane due to violent shaking of steering column and brake pedal. Calipers grabbing rotors when brake pedal applied causing immediate jerk right or left in the steering wheel.

- Plattsmouth, NE, USA

problem #65

Oct 062002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Signal lights stopped working, brakes started vibrating and transmission is slipping.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #64

May 012002

Malibu

  • miles
I feel the disc brake rotors fail too rapidly and the pulsating could lead to complete brake system failute, better components should be used.

- Park Hills, MO, USA

problem #63

Sep 122002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brake pads have worn out100 %,and rotors were having a problem that would also need replacement.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #62

Jul 152001

Malibu

  • miles
Rotors have been turned and pads replaced three times within eight months, but problem has reoccurred. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #61

Aug 012000

Malibu

  • miles
Every six months brake pads and calipers had to be replaced due to excessive wear. Dealer notified, and probelm has been reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #60

Jan 092001

Malibu

  • miles
Brake pads uneven wear and warped rotors replaced at 13,696 I had same problems at 23,260 dealer inspected and stated ok returned vehicle again at 42816 and diagnosis was same as 1st time now not covered under 3 yr/36 due to mileage. Had to replace windshield washer pump at 42,000 miles and ac/heater control head at 50, 102. Vehicle is 2 years old and not covered due to mileage. Items replaced do not have anything to do with wear or mileage of vehicle.

- Circle Pines, MN, USA

problem #59

Jun 052000

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer states the brakes would pulsate when stopping, the brakes and rotors have been replaced 5 times due to warpage, consumer believes this is a safety hazard and is requesting reimbursement. *

- Belford, NJ, USA

problem #58

Aug 012000

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer states that there is excessive wear of the front brake rotors and pads.the rotors and pads have been replaced on five occasions from 7,000 to 24,000 miles. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #57

Jul 312001

Malibu

  • miles
Ac automatically turns itself off switch replaces. Whining sound occurs during ac/heat fan operation fan motor replaced. Ac/heat directional controls work intermittently problem continues. Transmission slipping upon slow acceleration reported 3 times 1st & 2nd times couldn't duplicate problem 3rd time in shop 30 days replaced multiple components. Engine misfiring diagnostics indicated 3,6,2,5 cylinders misfiring replaced all ignition coil packs problem continues. Turn signal buzzes and clicks hazard switch replaced. Air leak around passenger side door reported 2 times 1st time couldn't duplicate 2nd time door realigned. Brakes cause excessive vibrations upon stopping rotors and pads replaced at 24000 miles reoccuring at 38000 miles.

- Jefferson, GA, USA

problem #56

Feb 092000

Malibu

  • miles
My rotors and brake pads were replaced because of defective rotors 3 times since I purchased my car they were replaced at 407 miles and 8248 miles and finally my rotors were replaced at 27980 miles it seems as though General Motors has been using defective rotors on their cars and is not going to do anything about it until someone is killed and they are sued then maybe the government will force them to look into this problem.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #55

Nov 072000

Malibu

  • miles
I have had my Chevrolet Malibu for 2 1/2 years and have had to have my brakes fixed 3 times. The ABS brakes also went out on the driver's side. I have complained several times to the dealer, who stated that Malibu just have those kinds of brakes. I have also complained to GM who also stated there was not a problem with their brake system. I strongly disagree, I don't believe I should be paying $500 for new rotors and pads and 600 for a new bearing and ABS brake at 50,000.

- Greenville, MI, USA

problem #54

Mar 282002

Malibu

  • miles
Front brake pads and rotors replaced at 24,500 miles. Outside pads not touched, inside pads completely gone. No warranty on this. Said it was normal wear and tear.

- Pinckneyville, IL, USA

problem #53

Apr 072002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Put 3 sets of brake pads & rotors (at 16,000, 33,000, 42,000) on this car & now needs repairing again. Had front end collision, head hit steering wheel but air bags did not deploy. Entire front of car was completely crushed. Brakes failed 3 times. Would have resulted in a wreck if something had been in front of me. After repairs from wreck, leaking coolant - resulted in blown head gasket. Edwards chev & adjuster said was not from wreck - problem probably started before wreck. Car is extremely hard to steer when parking. Feels like there is no power steering.

- Fultondale, AL, USA

problem #52

Apr 202000

Malibu

  • miles
While applying brakes there is a squeaking and grinding noise in front wheels. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Dadeville, AL, USA

problem #51

Nov 151999

Malibu

  • miles
Excessive wear of front brake pads and front rotors. Pads had to be replaced on three separate occasions, and front rotors had to be replace on two occasions. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Highland, MI, USA

problem #50

Mar 132002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
I have already filed a complaint with Chevrolet on 8/14/01 file number C05305523. They said they do not consider the front brakes wearing out ever 6 - 10 thousand miles a problem. They also stated that they have not received enough complaints to consider a recall. How many complaints do they need. I have never in my life owned a car in which the brakes had to be replaced ever 6 - 10 thousand miles. This is considered standard maintenance by the dealer and they refused to cover it under my warrenty. Therefore, I went to another mechanic that was cheeper then the dealer to replace my brakes 3 times. 4th time comming in the next few weeks. I wish somone would make Chevrolet recall the car and fix the front brake problem. I don't mind standard matience at a reasonable / comparable mileage rate.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

problem #49

Feb 012002

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied vehicle shakes violenty, and tstopping distances increases. Problem occurs every 4-6 months. Dealer was contacted.

- Pikeville, KY, USA

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