definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,002 miles

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problem #4

Feb 012008

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had my 2002 Chevy Malibu since it was purchased brand new from the dealership in 2002. After running fine for a few years, it began to develop recurring problems. The wheel bearings (both front) have been replaced twice, along with the calipers.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #3

May 232005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,706 miles
Front loaded calipers are not working properly. Inboard pads are worn at 100 percent, and the outboard are worn at 50 percent.tires were squeaking when brakes were applied, and then a constant squeek while driving. Continued driving makes it worse. Caller is concerned about not getting a warning light to tell her she has a problem. Caller was told a warning light will not come on for the brake pads being worn. If caliper is not fixed the pads will be worn at same rate. Tires plus told her this. Dealer told caller they never heard of calipers causing brake pad problems. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #2

Jul 222004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
When the brakes were applied, the brake pedal pulsated, which caused the consumer to experience extended stopping distance. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic determined that the brake caliper failed. The radio was inoperative.

- Union Grove, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 262003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,303 miles
Inside disc pads wore out at 21000 miles. Had pads replaced and rotors checked. Caliper is now sticking again and inside pad is rubbing

- Weirton, WV, USA