10.0

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

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problem #127

Jun 082018

Malibu

  • 204,333 miles
Has issues that are recalled on other 2000 Malibu's. blinkers stopped working on & off one day. Then stopped totally next day, changed fuse nothing helped. Doesn¿T even show on instrument panel. Car refuses to start at times, takes any where from 3-5 tries to start. Also had recall done on ignition, didn¿T help, I replaced whole ignition switch after the dealer ¿fixed¿ it. Battery kepted on draining before that.

- Fairfax, MN, USA

problem #126

Jan 012015

Malibu

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start without several attempts to turn the ignition key. The vehicle would also stall at various speeds without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the ganley Chevrolet dealer where the ignition switch was replaced in September of 2016; however, the failure recurred. The dealer stated that the ignition switch was replaced an additional four times in the past six years. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and opened case number: 8/3107401633. The manufacturer advised the contact to return the vehicle to the dealer for further diagnostic testing. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- North Olmsted, OH, USA

problem #125

Mar 012017

Malibu

  • miles
Ignition will not go to off position, sticks in acc causing the battery to run down.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #124

Oct 122016

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 157,323 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart it after some time. Multiple warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, the contact noticed coolant leaking and had to continuously refill the vehicle with coolant. After turning off the vehicle, the key failed to eject and remained in the accessory position. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired the manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 157,323. Updated 05/16/17 updated 7/9/18

- Marion, VA, USA

problem #123

Sep 192016

Malibu

  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. After parking the vehicle, it failed to turn off. The contact forced the gear shifter into park to allow the ignition to turn off. The contact had to operate the ignition with a screwdriver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #122

Oct 082014

Malibu

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving over a bump in the road, the key would release from the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #121

Oct 092014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at an unknown speed, the ignition key would disengage from the vehicle intermittently without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were not available.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #120

Mar 012016

Malibu

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. On occasion, the vehicle failed to start. The contact had to wait approximately ten minutes for the vehicle to start normally. The failure occurred intermittently for two years. The vehicle was not diagnosed by an independent mechanic or dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Delcity, OK, USA

problem #119

Nov 072015

Malibu

  • 196,600 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure recurred. When the contact attempted to remove the key from the ignition, it was stuck and could not be removed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 196,600.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #118

Dec 032015

Malibu

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the anti-theft system activated causing the vehicle to be unable to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #117

Jun 062015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice issues. The consumer stated the dealer made an adjustment to ignition. However, it would not turn in the ignition. The service department grind the key again. However, it only worked one way. The new key must be forced and it only fit the doors and trunk one way.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #116

Jul 152014

Malibu

  • 188,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the hazard one switch failed and caused the turn signals to stop working. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 188,000.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #115

Aug 142014

Malibu

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle accelerated on its own. As a result, the contact crashed into the preceding vehicle. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to an unknown location for diagnostic testing. The mechanic replaced the water pump and the body control module, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

- Lake Worth , FL, USA

problem #114

Sep 172014

Malibu

  • 185,000 miles
There are three safety problems that have occurred. The first is that the turn signals sometimes work and sometimes don't. the second is that the engine will at time accelerate on it's own while driving and while idle. The third is that the engine sometimes completely shuts off while driving when it rains. A car repair shop has identified problems with the throttle position sensor and the idle air control motor. Searching on the internet reveals that this particular car has problems with the emergency light control that causes turn signal problems. I performed a recall search and the only recall I found was for an ignition switch modification which doesn't seem to relate to my problems.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #113

Sep 022015

Malibu

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #112

Feb 012015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the anti theft system failed. The anti theft warning light illuminated when the ignition switch was turned to the on position causing the engine not to start. The contact had to wait several minutes for the anti theft light to disengage to be able to start the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed that the vehicle computer system needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000. MA 10/14

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #111

Sep 052014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key failed to release from the ignition switch. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), but the recall repair was unable to be performed. The contact also stated that the key was unable to be removed when the gear shifter was placed in park on numerous occasions. After several attempts, the key was able to be release from the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the ignition switch; however, the failure recurred one month later. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Indian Land, SC, USA

problem #110

Mar 312015

Malibu

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the anti-theft system illuminated. When the key was in the ignition, it would not register the vehicle as being in the on position, even if the engine was running. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under a recall by a piece of plastic being placed in the key to make the hole smaller; however, this did not repair the vehicle. The manufacture was not notified of the failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unavailable. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Rockville, SC, USA

problem #109

Mar 312015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 158,000 miles
Hello.. my name is [xxx].. I am writing you about my sisters car.. it is a 2000 Chevy Malibu.... the car keeps having problems starting.... it runs good then without warning she will be somewhere and cut the car off and it won't start back... it turns over but won't start.. after awhile it will start.... this has happen several times... we have sent it to the shop and spent several hundred dollars on it and it is still happening.. I looked online for answers and found that this is a very common recurring problem on these cars... my sister is disabled and it is very unsafe for this to be happening with her car.... everyone on the forums say it should be a recall and fixed by chev. You already have the VIN number for the car listed above... my sisters name is [xxx]..... hopefully someone here can help her get this issue fixed.... please let us know... thank you information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Goodspring, TN, USA

problem #108

Feb 182015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
Letter from congressman hanna on behalf of constituent re 2000 Chevrolet classic safety recall notice (attn: Tara gitter).

- Chadwicks, NY, USA

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