5.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,198 miles

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problem #7

Jun 282002

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn signals go out intermittently. Vehicle has not been examined by dealer.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #6

Jun 142002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Turn signal performs erraticly going on/off while in use at various times. Dealership instructed owner to use hazard lights until part is replaced. Currently, hazard lights are inoperative.

- Meridan, MS, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Apr 192002

Malibu

  • miles
Turn signals are occasionally not working. When they do work, all bulbs are functional. My wife first reported this to me the other day that they didn't function when she tried to use the turn signal from a stop sign. When I drove the vehicle, the turn signals appeared to function fine at first, then they failed to work when making a lane change. I then tried the emergency flashers momentarily, then the turn signals were functioning again after that time. There must be some sort of switch problem somewhere. I did not get an owners manual with the vehicle, so my investigation is limited to looking at the fuses in the fuse box.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 252000

Malibu

  • miles
The brakes don't stop properly. The brakes have been changed 3 times. The rotors have been turned once and changed once. The blinkers don't work 95% of the time and the emergency flashers never work properly. The ac settings change on their own as you are driving the car. This causes the compressor to turn on and off, eventually causing premature compressor failure. The vehicle has died 4 times as we were driving down the road, once almost getting us killed as we were turning in front of a truck. Also, the brakes have almost caused us to be in a wreck. We have almost been rear ended because of the turn signal failure. The manufacturer and the dealership has had many times to fix this vehicle with no success. To this point, we have not been involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, is it going to take me or my family being killed to get something done with this vehicle?

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #2

May 042001

Malibu

  • miles
I bought my 2000 Malibu brand new in September 1999.... my engine was pinging and making all kinds of noise, even when warm.... brakes are very hazardous to public safety... I have been to the dealer numerious times for rotor and pad replacements and even GM's so called new thicker and improved rotors they installed on my car was just as bad as all the other ones... I almost lost control of my car when I was traveling 65 miles per hour on our local highway when I was almost had a wreck due to complete failure of my brakes... my car vibrated so badly and did not slow down...at all!!....I thought I had 2 front tire blowouts... I pulled over on the expressway and my tires were fine it was my brakes...... I went straight to a local autozone and purchased new rotors and pads....GM needs to issue a recall asap before someone gets seriously injured or killed!......I have called GM and made a complaint and was told no recalls were made..... another issue im having is it takes 3 or 4 times to get my car started... not sure why my car is having all of these problems but it is at a local GM dealership as I type this.......I hope they will be able to fix the noise from the engine and my cd player that goes in and out of power and sometimes wont release my cd's.... I have given up on GM brakes.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 301999

Malibu

  • miles
Turning signals and flashers have been fixed. They want me to bring the car in on Monday so they can replace the pistons. I think they should give me another car.

- Magnolia, TX, USA