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1998 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 292003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Heater fan switch only works above setting 3. this results in operator to hot(heat) or to cold(a.C.). cannot find source of problem.

- Avis, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 212002

(reported on)


  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 101999


  • miles
3 times to dealer for trunk leaks, paint repair on new car. Brakes are pulsating again after second rotor set replacement. Chevy had best get going with a fix or its going to lose many customers for life. The brake problem seems endemic to Malibu owners! blower motor replaced, door handles leak cold air, rattles and squeaks like you wouldn't believe. I've never had a worse new car purchase than this piece of crap. Chevy has really screwed us on this one!

- Skokie, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 141999


  • miles
At 11K mi when brakes applied at 50+ mph front tires severely shimmied, dealer machined and reinstalled front disc, as of 8/8/99 symptoms have returned. At 14K mi a thumping noise began in the right front tire, dealer replaced both lower control arms. At 3K mi heater blower motor started making a loud noise, dealer replaced blower motor. At 9K mi heater blower motor started to again make a loud noise, dealer removed and reinstalled blower fan, motor still makes a loud noise.

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

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