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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$150.00
Average Mileage:
186,411 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. change pads and rotors (1 reports)
1998 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

May 072012

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 186,411 miles

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

front rotors warp- vibration while braking

I drove this car for about six years, and wound up having to replace the front rotors three times, most recently this spring.

I never wore out the pads, but I would get a wicked vibration every time I pressed the brake pedal. Replace the rotor, and it goes away. I DO live in a hilly area, but I don't particularly ride the brakes, just enough to slow to the speed I want, then downshift if I need to. Seems these rotors tend to warp easily (according to a local mechanic "oh ya, those cars eat rotors")

- , Salmon Arm, BC, canada

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