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7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,425 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 102002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • 43,401 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Radio does not work anymore - seek/scan/station access. Cd player still works. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**768316

- Beaver Creek, OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 282002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Used four set of brakes. Sensor had internal electrical failure, J4355 sensor, crankshaft position replaced. Radio has never worked right despite radio supposely sent off for repair. Two positive battery bolt and cable replacement and on another occasion discovered post broken off in battery.

- Nichols, SC, USA

problem #6

Jul 272000

Malibu

  • miles
Radio reception was bad, dealer replaced antenna cable.

- Amherst Junction, WI, USA

problem #5

Aug 101998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Radio failed.

- Rancho San, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Radio harness--am radio didn't work.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 011999

Malibu

  • miles
Radio has been replaced, still will not pick up local stations, and a thumping noise is comming from my car. It's most noticeable at 35mph and under. Dealer replaced parts of suspension, diidn't help, and now they say thats all they can do. They have not bothered to see where the sound is coming from.

- Ft. Polk, LA, USA

problem #2

Oct 011998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cd player/radio failed.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 251999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Front end suspension rough, clunk, feels loose, brakes/rotors prematurely wearing out, and instrument panel very hot when heater or A/C being used. Radio am already malfunctioned once. Am concerned re: Brakes, front end and fire hazard of this vehicle.

- New Balltimore, MI, USA

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