10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,494 miles

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problem #17

May 012003

Malibu

  • 39,000 miles
Front tires wear and lose air pressure prematurely.

- Schererville, IN, USA

problem #16

Sep 142003

Malibu

  • 3,400 miles
While driving approximately 35 mph rear right tire had blown. Managed to pull vehicle to the side of road, stopped, and checked tires out. Noticed right rear tire had separated in three different pieces. Contacted the manufacturer. Had not been to dealership for repairs. Size 215/60R15.

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #15

Dec 072002

Malibu

  • miles
Sidewall blown in 3 spots while entering driveway.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #14

Dec 012000

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer states that tires experience abnormal tire wear and are noisy, Firestone affinity. Dealer replaced left front bearing and hub assembly. They also tightened front control arm. The tires have been rotated, however noise continues and tires continue to wear, possible suspension problem.

- Bloomfiield, NY, USA

problem #13

Jan 012002

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn signals work intermittently. Consumer also states that the hazard lights do not work as well, the vehicle has also experienced a flat tire.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #12

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

problem #11

Aug 082002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 70 mph owner suddenly heard a snapping sound from rear. Rear left tire separated from spindle, causing vehicle to spin out. Vehicle did strike center divider. Upon impact, neither air bag deployed.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 262000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front tire blewout while driving, consumer lost control and hit fireplug, Firestone affinity, P215/60R15, claim 35-W577-593.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #9

May 012001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, tire blewout, steering column locked and consumer was unable to steer vehicle, consumer states a week prior to this, the front tires began spinning before the vehicle started to move and the pavement was not wet, Firestone affinity, P215/60R15, claim 20-5363-226.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #8

Dec 032000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, Firestone affinity tire blewout, vehicle jumped a lane and landed in another lane, consumer was injured in accident, Firestone tire size P205/60R15 93T, claim 31-3083-344.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #7

Dec 032000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, Firestone affinity tire blewout, vehicle jumped a lane and landed in another lane, consumer was injured in accident, Firestone tire size P205/60R15 93T, claim 31-3083-344.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #6

Dec 262000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front tire blewout while driving, consumer lost control and hit fireplug, Firestone affinity, P215/60R15, claim 35-W577-593.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #5

May 012001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, tire blewout, steering column locked and consumer was unable to steer vehicle, consumer states a week prior to this, the front tires began spinning before the vehicle started to move and the pavement was not wet, Firestone affinity, P215/60R15, claim 20-5363-226.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 282001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone, affinity, tire size P21560R15, original equipment on Chevrolet, Malibu, 2000 with 9600 miles. While driving at approximately 50 mph tread separated, and whole sidewall tire blewout on passenger rear, causing rear of vehicle to jumps towards driver's side, resulting in damage on right hand side of vehicle.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312000

Malibu

  • miles
Two tires continue to lose air. Nlm

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 232000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Tires wore out fast, car stalls, brakes went twice, computer had to be reprogrammed and the car locked up once nothing would work driving down the road( dot number: )

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 302000

Malibu

  • miles
Tires failed over time. Had to have a realignment and new front brakes installed even though the tires had been rotated and kept up to the recommended pressure. Abnormal wear on the outer front left tire and belt separation occurred on the right front to the point where it was very difficult to balance. After the realignment about 3 weeks ago, the car began to shake on the front end again due to another bad tire rotated up from the rear.( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA