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

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problem #1

Jan 302005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own an '02 Chevy Malibu (since 2/28/02). I had the same hazard switch problem w/my '02 Malibu that the '00 & '01 model years had, and I had to pay for its replacement (roughly $130). I had no turn signals or hazard blinkers until it was replaced. Gibson Chevy of South holland, il did the replacement (it's in their repair system). My car presently has a little over 45K miles. GM should reimburse me for the money I was forced to pay, given the history of this defect with prior model years and the fact this situation has not seemingly been replaced with the '02 model year, either. I got no notification of a problem with this switch or a recall on it, either. I have had to have a modulator replaced last week (10/5/05) which affects the blower motor speeds in my vehicle's ventilation system ($152). At speeds 1, 2 and 3, the blower motor wouldn't work at all. Each speed starting with the lowest to the higher speeds was going out-the only speeds working were #4, #5 & defrost. I was forced to have this replaced or I wouldn't be able to use the vents or defroster or the blower itself (& the defroster), would not work at all. This repair was done at brach auto repair (103rd & western ave., Chicago il -- this repair detail is in their system). Brach auto also replaced some parts in my fuel injection system (it was malfunctioning/about to go out). The amt I paid for this is also in their system. At that time, tom beaulieu informed me that GM has distributed a tsb re: This situation (which I was not informed of until I took my car in for the modulator repair), & how I must run my car w/ only shell or bp's 93 octane gasoline (even though the owner's manual states it should/can run on 87 octane). Now, due to a poor fuel injector design, running anything less than 93 octane in my '02 Malibu will result in more costly repairs. (3 separate failures / 3 separate parts on the same car). I want GM to reimburse me for the money I've spent for these repairs.

- Chicago, IL, USA