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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012003

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Brake pulsation continues after several sets of rotors and pads. Also have replaced calipers, master cylinder and hoses. Rear brakes not functional.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 172001


  • miles
Brake caliper module malfunctioned and locked up. Consumer's had to have to caliper replaced twice. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated GMC put 12000 miles and 12 month warranty on parts, and consumer was outside of warranty.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #2

Mar 282000


  • miles
Consumer heard grinding noise in front wheels, dealer found calipers were hung up, the inside brake pads were gone and the brakes were grinding the rotors.

- Amherst Junction, WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 291998


  • miles
Brake caliper broke causing loss of control and accident. (Ohio traffic crash report).

- Waukegan, IL, USA

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