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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Oct 051998

Malibu

  • miles

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

I have had the rotors replaced twice within 22,000 miles. I just took it in again because the wheel shakes when applying the brakes sometimes, the dealer says they don't see anything wrong. In the rain it feels like the brakes are not going to work at all, every now and then the brake pedal goes to the floor. There is something wrong, the car should not be shaking like this and should not be needing new rotors all the time. They've also replaced the wheel covers every time the rotors were done, I don't know why. I had them replace the pass. Wheel cover last week because I noticed small cracks on each spoke of the rim.

- Batavia, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 091999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Design of defective brake system causing premature brake failure.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 011998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 151999

Malibu

  • miles

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

Upon hitting the brakes while going 60mph the whole front end shakes.consumer contacted dealer and manufacturer.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 201999

Malibu

  • miles
Brakes pulsate when applied at highway speeds which causes the steering wheel to shake severely. Could cause an accident. Rotors were pitted and warped.

- Rosebush, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 161999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer experiencing brake pulsation. Nlm

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 011998

Malibu

  • miles
At approx. 5400 miles car would shake when brakes applied at highway speeds. Dealer cut rotors within a few thousand miles problem reoccured. Dealer replace rotors, stating they were too thin. At approx. 11000 miles same problem, dealer replaced rotors, stating defective. At 18,600 miles, same problem, dealer replaced rotors again - again said defective. Dealer doing work is gearhart chev. In denville, NJ/ I have had the front rotors replaced 3 times before 19,000 miles. The brake pads were replaced once. Dealer states rotors are defective each time and replaces with new but problem recurs. GM refuses to take car back.

- Denville, NJ, USA

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