4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,497 miles

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problem #25

Mar 152006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Lower intake manifold gasket leak; ball joint & fuel pump; brake pads replaced 4 times in less than 3 yrs.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #24

Jun 092006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought my 2000 Chevy Malibu from rod and ty's all star auto in puyallup, wa on 7/5/05. I bought the extended warranty/repair insurance. I have put over $600 of repairs into my car, only to find out that I need a new fuel pump, which is another $756.26 and the warranty people will only pay $425 for a substandard part. I also have some wires I need to have replaced, the A/C has never worked, even though they told me it did, the cd player destroys my cds and sometimes just won't play them at all, and I have a squeaky sound coming from the steering or suspension on the front end of my car. I paid over $13,000 for this car when it was 5 years old and had 74K miles on it (I got screwed) and now all these problems are coming up on it. The even cr*ppier part is, I still owe $9000 on it and it's only worth $2500 on trade in. What the heck am I supposed to do with this lemon piece of cr car" I'm super angry and will never buy another american car ever! by the way, I checked carfax and 11 records came up for this car! should I pay the $19.99 to find out about my car, or is 11 records pretty normal? should I worry"!

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #23

Feb 012006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Fuel pump needed to be replaced on 2/01/06 - cost of repair $800. When service was completed, GM mechanic informed me that the intake manifold gasket is leaking and causing coolant to mix with oil in the engine. The estimated cost to repair is an additional $1,000! we have not yet had the part repaired due to the cost and the car has had limited use since. GM should issue a recall on this already and stop having the consumers pay for their lack of use of reliable parts!! this is obviously a major problem given the number of complaints listed.

- Fountain Hill, PA, USA

problem #22

May 052005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have already filed complaint in regards to the hazard light recall, which for some reason does not cover my 2000 Malibu. I noticed other complaints on the Malibu and figured I would throw my two cents in. I to have had to drop over $1000 dollars into the most defective car I have purchased this includes the $200 piece of junks I bought when I was a teenager. My list of problems. 1. coolant system leak cost $700 note: Mechanic laughed and said this happens all the time is this type of engine. In reviewing other complaints, the one really stands out. Nice I am glad GM owns up to its problems. 2. brakes constantly need to be replaced well below mileage. Glad GM saved a few bucks under sizing the rotors. 3. within a year the fans switch (levels 1,2) and lighter stopped working. Boy GM is saving lots money now. 4. within the past year I had fuel pump failure, nothing like traveling in rush hour traffic doing 75mph and car totally dieing. Boy GM has made one quality car. 5. the last insult, my first and likely last GM product is when I thought boy I finally get something from GM in regards to one small defect, the hazard switch, I find out that my vehicle is not covered by this recall. Wow not only I am out at least $1000 bucks on piece of crap product, GM does not even want to give a bone to hungry man. With this type of product it is no wonder GM is losing market share faster than any other automotive company. Keep up the good work GM. Clearly the are some serious defects with this vehicle and the GM's ownership with defects.

- Clinton Twp, MI, USA

problem #21

Feb 072005

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer experienced problem after problem with 2000 Malibu. Interior workmanship falling apart, outside mirror paint fading, replaced fuel pump and other problems. The vehicle turn signal malfunctioned and the truck lid would open intermittently on it's own.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #20

Oct 132004

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,229 miles
Vehicle stalled while driving on highway I-295 South at 65 mph. Apparently, gasoline was not getting to the fuel pump. Almost caused an accident; I had to coast from the fast lane to the shoulder (three lanes)...it was scary! vehicle was towed to dealership (brandow Chevrolet, florence, NJ). The fuel pump relay and sender was bad. Had to be repaired/replaced.

- Florence, NJ, USA

problem #19

Sep 032004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,500 miles
While driving on the freeway at 70 mph the driver would put the vehicle on cruise control and the vehicle would stall without incident. There was a noise when turning the vehicle and the engine would crank but would not start. The power steering rack and fuel pump was replaced.

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #18

Aug 202004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
While driving vehicle started suddenly to decelerate, and dashboard warning lights come on, followed by vehicle stalling. Also, tie rods were rubbing. Dealership indicated that this was due to fuel pump failure.

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #17

Jul 202004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
As reading over the website I notice the 2000 Malibu is pretty much a lemon. I have had to replace the radio, pretty much every gasket in the engine, the fuel pump, brakes front and rear, now my turn signals don't work, just found out about the recall I have to check to see if I qualify, my engine knocks on cold starts, and it practically losses all power when I go to accelerate.. and top it off my transmision slips.. this vehicle needs to be looked into.. and something needs to be done about it.

- Struthers, OH, USA

problem #16

Jul 062004

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
We unfortunately own a 2000 Chevy Malibu. We have already replaced the rotors several times for going out of round. We have also replaced the fuel pump at less then 50,000 miles at the cost of $728. The air conditioner pops on and off on its own not cooling for the most part. The turn signals are nonfunctional and our VIN number is not included in the recall although it should be. Then there is the transmission slipping and the coolant leaking and the car overheating we are told this is a manifold intake gasket and will cost around $800 to fix. The newest problem is the factory installed radio tuner is burned out and now we have to replace the radio costing yet another $100 dollars or so this car has nickel and dimed us too much. After looking over your site I found these to be numerous complaints on the same year and model. I feel this car was a lemon across the board not just ours but, all 2000 Malibu's. please look into these cars on a whole they were very badly manufactured and we all deserve some compensation for it.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #15

Jun 022004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
I have a 2000 Malibu with 16.000 miles on it. The fuel pump just went. The mechanics I spoke with felt this to be highly unusual. He felt that there most likely was a manufacturer's defect.

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #14

May 202004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Going to work car just dies. Waited for a tow truck. Took to my mechanic. He replaced the fuel pump. My car is a 2000 mailbu which only has 15,000 miles on it. Cannot belive that this part would fail that soon. This repair cost me $500 the part alone was of course a dealer only part. Was $350 plus a filter. Outrageous. Are these things made out of gold.

- Hallandale, FL, USA

problem #13

Mar 252004

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My car has had the signal lights replaced, the fuel pump replaced, & the intake manifold gasket replaced all problems w/ my car before I had replaced were very dangerous for me & my 2 children. I will never buy or refer anyone to buy a chevorlet Malibu.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #12

Apr 132004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles
Transmission failure, power steering failure, fuel pump failure.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #11

Apr 202004

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,200 miles
While driving 50-55 mph on the highway, the engine stalled without warning. The consumer coasted to the side of the road and sat for several minutes. She then attempted to restart the vehicle and the engine stalled three more times. Once the vehicle was serviced, the technician informed the consumer that the fuel pump sender assembly, fuel harness and fuel filter needed replacement.

- Floral Park, NY, USA

problem #10

Jan 072004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
While driving and/or attempting to use the turn signal, a short in the flasher switch made the turn signal inoperative and made other electrical components inoperative (ex. Gauges, radio and A/C fan). The electrical problem also caused the engine to stall. When the consumer pushed the flasher switch repeatedly the electrical components would work temporarily. The fuel pump was replaced to alleviate the stalling condition. The technician has identified a problem in the flasher switch but has not replaced it. A recall on the switch is scheduled to start later in 2004 however the consumer's vehicle is not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Ferriday, LA, USA

problem #9

Feb 202003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
While driving at any speed the vehicle will suddenly stall without any warning. It had taken the vehicle a while to restart and when it did restart it needed constant refueling. Upon inspection of the vehicle by a local mechanic he indicated that the problem could be caused by the fuel pump.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Aug 092003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Fuel pump defect causing vehicle to stop unexpectedly/suddnely. Repair shop also indicated that fuel gauge/sensor defect causing gauge to inaccurately show amount of fuel - gauge failed to register when fuel is low.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #7

Dec 252002

Malibu

  • miles
My car kept dying while driving down the road. My mechanic told me to consider 1/4 tank empty, because when the car got down to empty, all the gas was in the lines and it ruined the fuel pump. It has not happened since I got a new fuel pump. 8jb

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #6

May 012001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front disc brake rotors are warping again after being replaced at 12000 miles. When brakes are applied steering wheel vibrates excessively. Dealership is denying any responsibility of repair. The fuel pump failed and was fixed at the consumer?S expense. The tires became worn out and were replaced. The front rotors were turned.

- Wewoka, OK, USA

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