definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,386 miles

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problem #10

May 092014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the turn signal and hazard switch malfunctioned and could not be activated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the signal switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #9

Mar 172007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,500 miles
Turn signals on my 2002 Chevy Malibu only work occasionally. I tried to find a recall but this problem only has a recall for Chevy Malibu's up to the year 2001. I have replaced the turn signal switch and the ignition switch still having the problem.

- New Hartford, NY, USA

problem #8

Dec 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Turn signals and hazard lights work only occasionally. There is no set time, event, or weather condition that makes them work, or stop working. Sometimes, they will work when I initially turn them on, and stop working before they should turn off.

- Jasper, TN, USA

problem #7

Jun 242006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,215 miles
2002 Chevrolet Malibu, turn signals stop working. The fuse is good for the turn signals, light bulbs for turn signals are good and hazards work.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #6

Jun 072006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,150 miles
My family's 2002 Chevy Malibu's turn signal flashers are intermitently failing. The problem began yesterday, 7 June 2006, and reoccured today, the 8th of June, 2006. I notice that NHTSA had a recall pending on this exact issue, but it appears to have been closed. Why, and what is NHTSA doing about the problem in lieu thereof?

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #5

Oct 132005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Chevy Malibu turn signal failures as well as hazard light failure.

- Henryville, PA, USA

problem #4

May 102005


  • miles
My vehicle is a 2002 Malibu 1. exterior turn signal lights do not light up even thought the dash signal is indicating that they are blinking and dashboard turn signal lights do not light up at all 2. had no idea if I was signaling to other motorists my intention to turn - still do not know if signals are working 3. took the vehicle to Chevrolet service - they worked on it for hours charging me by the hour and could not identify the problem.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #3

Jan 182005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turning signal don't work and hazard lights don't work. Can't rely on them in traffic. I had them on and was on the freeway and they went out as I was trying to change lanes. I am told the hazard switch is bad and will cost 100$ to fix. I notice on your web site that most of the complaints on this make, model, and year are the turning signals and hazard lights. I would like to know why there is no recall on something that is needed for safe driving. And if you can please push a recall for the safety of us drivers. Thank you

- Salem, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 082004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The signal lights worked intermittently or sometimes did not work at all. Recall 03V327000 concerning hazard warning switch was issued. Consumer stated on several occasions she came close to having an accident.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The turn signals and the hazard lights worked intermittently. Dealer stated it was not covered under warranty.

- Bay City, MI, USA