10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,344 miles

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problem #137

Jan 012015

Malibu

  • 172,200 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated when attempting to turn the ignition switch, the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired under the recall but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 172,200.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #136

Feb 062015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Long Beach , CA, USA

problem #135

Oct 122014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 79,735 miles
Car's power turn off while key is in ignition switch if going over a bump. I lose power, none of the dashboard light, power window, air bag work. And this is after a recent recall fix....I know GM has fix some ignition problems but my vehicle is not on that recall. Please help.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

problem #134

Sep 262014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the ignition switch seized and, as a result, the key became lodged in the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 152,000. Updated 02/24/15 updated 9/18/2017

- Wade, NC, USA

problem #133

Nov 212014

Malibu

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while at a stop sign, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle by shifting into park and starting the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 149,000.

- Rocky Hill, CT, USA

problem #132

Dec 012014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Malibu. Safety recall on key ring. The consumer was informed the parts were not available.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #131

Dec 192014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
On or around December 19, 2014, I contacted GM, by telephone, concerning recall 14350 for our 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. This call was following a letter I had sent, dated December 8, 2014. I feel this recall was related to an ignition switch problem we had back in June 2013. In June 2013 I took this vehicle to the dealership because the car engine shut off will driving. I was told the ignition switch had to be replaced. This repair cost $479.19. After receiving this recall notice, I requested that this money be refunded and was told that they were unrelated and I could not be reimbursed. I feel strongly that I am owed the refund of my money paid to the dealership. Thank you.

- Somerdale, NJ, USA

problem #130

Dec 012014

Malibu

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Malibu the vehicle cutting off while driving. The consumer stated the dealer did not address the issue, which was the ignition. All they did, was put an insert in the key slot and shortened the ring loop.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #129

Sep 262012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Malibu. Vehicle has been recalled because of the key ring is carrying added weight and the vehicle may go off the road. Also, the power steering rack and lines were replaced.

- North Chicago, IL, USA

problem #128

Dec 042014

Malibu

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when the key was inserted into the ignition switch, the auto theft warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Saint Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #127

Oct 172014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 108,923 miles
I had ignition recall serviced on 10/15/2014 at Chevrolet dealer. Two days later, key would not open driver's door (manual locks), also stereo and heat would not come on until car was turned off. Problem has just gotten worse, now driver door will not open from inside or outside. I am forced to crawl across front seat to passenger side to get in and out. Also, now stereo stays on when car is turned off, parked and locked up. I called the Chevrolet dealer after the recall service, they said it had nothing to do with them shaving the key down and they would gladly check my car for $149. I called GM and they refused to help. I have spoken to many people online and in person who also own Chevrolet and they are having the same issues. I feel this is a safety issue and needs to be investigated. The Chevy dealer and GM dropped the ball on this issue.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #126

Aug 042014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
While vehicle is on some power is lost while vehicle is still running. Motor is on but A/C, dashboard gauges, power windows, power locks, windshield wipers do not operate. I recently had vehicle serviced for recent recall #14350. I have noticed on inspecting vehicle that if key is slightly adjar or moved these loses happen. When contacting GM dealership I was informed that it had nothing to do with ignition.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #125

Sep 122014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Malibu ignition problem, faulty switch and car can incorrectly tell the anti-theft security system that the car is being stolen. Therefore, the car wont start the ignition lock cylinder was replaced.

- Middletown, IN, USA

problem #124

Sep 152014

Malibu

  • 143,543 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. After the vehicle was serviced for the recall repair, the vehicle failed to start. In addition, while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 143,543. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #123

Mar 152014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 120,522 miles
2002 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer states vehicle lost all power and steering, when the vehicle stalled while driving. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled on three separate occasions. The ignition switch was replaced, the last time the vehicle stalled.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #122

Nov 132014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 115,700 miles
Update - faulty ignition switch/lock cylinder failure: Ignition key could not be removed after parking the vehicle. Gear was in park and brake was depressed (would not move either). Could not turn the key or start the vehicle. Tried everything. Vehicle was towed to sts in ewing NJ. They worked on the vehicle and were able to free up the key from the ignition, however when they reinserted the key they could not turn the ignition/ start the car. The brake stayed depressed and they could not get the gear out of park. They had to replace the entire ignition unit, including the ignition switch, as the lock cylinder wasn't working. They ordered the parts and received the code from a local Chevrolet dealer. Total cost to replace parts and repair was $689.75. This appears to be a common problem with this vehicle, and other GM vehicles were recalled for this problem (14113C part of 14092). There was also a recent recall (14350) as the dealer had to install a key insert and key rings to prevent an unintended ignition key rotation. I believe my current ignition problem is related to these recalls.

- Florence, NJ, USA

problem #121

Nov 102014

Malibu

  • 116,000 miles
Ignition key could not be removed after parking the vehicle. Gear was in park and brake was depressed (would not move either). Could not turn the key or start the vehicle. Tried everything. Vehicle was towed to sts in ewing NJ. They are working on the vehicle and it appears they need to replace the entire unit, including the ignition switch, as the lock cylinder isn't working. They will need to get the codes from a Chevrolet dealer. This appears to be a common problem with this vehicle, and there was a recent recall (14350) as the dealer had to install a key insert and key rings to prevent an unintended ignition key rotation. I believe my current ignition problem is related to that recall.

- Florence, NJ, USA

problem #120

Nov 012010

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I turn the key to start my car. I drive to the corner to make a right turn onto the main street. The turn signal does not work. This has not happened before. I then turn on the turn signals left to change lanes and make a left turn and the signals don't work again. Then I come to a stop at a light and the horn goes of on its own and I had to pull over and tried to stop the horn by turning off the car. The horn is still going. I turn the car back on and the horn is still going and the lights still are not working. I hit with an open hand the horn twice and it stops, but the turn signals still doesn't work. Then a few weeks later, the headlights cannot be adjusted. The wheel that adjusts the lights from bright to dim doesn't work. You cannot adjust the lights and if you try, all the lights, inside and out go out. Also the turn signals on both sides(left and right) work when they want and I don't have a horn. Once a few months ago, the lights were blinking and the horn was going off in my car while the car was off and parked in my driveway. Help me!!!!!!

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #119

Oct 282014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to advise when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #118

Aug 072012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to a faulty ignition switch. The consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced twice. The consumer is seeking reimbursement.

- Elyria, OH, USA

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