10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,448 miles

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problem #107

Apr 282014

Malibu

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key was getting stuck in the acc and on positions. The contact indicated that the key could also be removed and the engine remained running. The contact also applied the brake pedal and it went to the floorboard causing the contact to have to apply force numerous times to get the vehicle to come to a complete stop. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) but was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was unable to be driven. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Acron, OH, USA

problem #106

Nov 301999

Malibu

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch problems. The consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced twice. It was replaced on November 30, 1999 and March 19, 2014. The consumer stated while driving, the vehicle the steering and brakes failed. Also, the oil pressure switch and throttle body were replaced.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #105

Jan 152015

Malibu

  • 78,000 miles
Car will not start, GM passlock security system disables car and sometimes after being stranded for 30 minutes in all kinds of weather, the car will start after going through a series of 3 times turning the key on for 10 minutes, turning key off for 10 seconds. Other times, the car will not even start after completing that reset. There should be a recall or a way to disable the security theft system so that owners are not stranded in the bitter cold temperatures while waiting for the car to reset and decide to start.

- Flat Rock, MI, USA

problem #104

Nov 022014

Malibu

  • 176,000 miles
I can not remove the key from the ignition after putting the car in park. The above happened randomly at first, but got worse, and now happens every single time. I now have to leave the key in the car, in the accessory position, and carry a second key just to lock and unlock the car. If I don't restart the car within a few hour hours, the battery would be drained, and I would have to get a jump start - this had happened to me a few times. I searched this issue on the internet and found an article from autonews.com dated December 11 2014 saying that GM is aware of this problem, and would fix it if asked (not a recall). I contacted two local Chevrolet dealerships: Community Chevrolet (16 Jan 2015) and rydell Chevrolet (19 Jan 2015), but was told they are not aware of any authorization from GM to fix the above stated issue. Please help me resolve this problem with GM.

- Cedar Falls, IA, USA

problem #103

Nov 202014

Malibu

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key released from the ignition independently. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) but the part needed for the recall repair was not available. The contact felt that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Union City , GA, USA

problem #102

Oct 162014

Malibu

  • 101,514 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key failed to turn in order to shut off the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the key was stuck in the accessory position. Approximately twenty minutes later, the key was able to turn in order to shut off the vehicle. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,514.

- Corbin, KY, USA

problem #101

Dec 012014

Malibu

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer is dissatisfied with the services received. After waiting for 45 minutes at the dealer, the consumer was informed the part was not available to perform the recall.

- New Paltz, NY, USA

problem #100

Dec 012014

Malibu

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The ignition switch has consistently wore out many keys over the years. The consumer stated periodically, she was unable to remove the key from the ignition. The consumer received a recall letter in the mail and made an appointment at the dealer. However, when she arrived, the dealer stated they did not have the parts. Two weeks, the dealer called her and she returned to the dealer. She was informed they could not retrofit her current keys to the vehicle. She was informed she would have to buy a factory made key at $15 each plus tax, to allow them to do the recall. The consumer did not believe the issue was the key, but with the ignition switch that should have been replaced.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

problem #99

Feb 122014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu remove and repair ignition lock cylinder switch the consumer is seeking reimbursement.

- Mount Prospect, IL, USA

problem #98

Apr 212014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the pass lock system malfunctioned. While driving various speeds, the theft system warning light sporadically illuminated. As a result, all electricity to the vehicle would fail. The contact would have to wait ten minutes in order to drive the vehicle. The failure recurred numerous times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 01/05/14 updated 9/7/2017

- Hazelt, NJ, USA

problem #97

Nov 032014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
This vehicle has a defective ignition switch. The key comes out in run position while car is running. This vehicle was part of the GM recall for a faulty ignition switch. As part of this recall, the key was modified. This did not correct the problem of the faulty switch and remains a safety concern.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #96

Jun 072012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu consumer is inquiring if any GM dealer will service vehicle per recall although it was purchased at a Mazda dealer the consumer stated he previously had problems with the ignition. The repair shop replaced the starter.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #95

Dec 152012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 65,187 miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu anti thief light flashes and vehicle will not start. Consumer is seeking reimbursement the ignition lock cylinder and hazard warning switch were replaced.

- Inglis, FL, USA

problem #94

Oct 232014

Malibu

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted but the steering wheel seized and all of the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Burgersburg, WV, USA

problem #93

Nov 012011

Malibu

  • miles
My turn signal rarely works. I have found if I can get the hazard to come on and go off my turn signal will work at times but sometimes you cant even get the hazards to work.

- Tullahoma, TN, USA

problem #92

Oct 282014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 138,254 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shut off completely. As a result, the contact had to disconnect the battery in order to turn off the vehicle. In addition, the key failed to release from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the shifter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,254. Updated 1/23/15 updated 9/5/2017

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #91

Jul 272011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch issues and repair reimbursement.* ld the consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced twice.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #90

Aug 012013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer states problem with vehicle shutting off and recall reimbursement. It was determined, the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The consumer received a recall letter in the mail, stating the key would replaced. Chevrolet customer assistance center stated she would not be reimbursed for the ignition switch.

- Orange, CT, USA

problem #89

Oct 282014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that after the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 14V400000 (electrical system), the vehicle failed to shut off and the key would not turn further than accessory position. As a result, the battery died and the vehicle had to be jumped started. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was unavailable.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #88

Nov 012011

Malibu

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key would inadvertently release from the ignition while in motion or after going over a bump. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the lock cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The vehicle was included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Melbourne , FL, USA

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