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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,356 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #53

Jun 011999

Malibu

  • miles

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

Car is driven 90% of the time on interstates and long trips brakes not used much compared to normal driving I have never replace brakes before 80,000miles or rotors under 150,000 miles.

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #52

Dec 281999

Malibu

  • miles
My 1998 Malibu is having major problems with warping rotors! I have 29,000 miles on my car and have had the rotors turned twice and replaced twice! the first incident took place before 10,000 miles! the maintenance manager blames this problem on my driving. What can be done?

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #51

Jun 011999

Malibu

  • miles
Car is driven 90% of the time on interstates and long trips brakes not used much compared to normal driving I have never replace brakes before 80,000miles or rotors under 150,000 miles.

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #50

Dec 281999

Malibu

  • miles

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

My 1998 Malibu is having major problems with warping rotors! I have 29,000 miles on my car and have had the rotors turned twice and replaced twice! the first incident took place before 10,000 miles! the maintenance manager blames this problem on my driving. What can be done?

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #49

Aug 121999

Malibu

  • miles
Vehicle rotors continually experienced excessive wear which causes vibration problems.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #48

Dec 081998

Malibu

  • miles
Warped rotors causing vibrations while driving and braking. Nlm

- League Cit, TX, USA

problem #47

Apr 142000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles

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

Rotors have warped 7 times, currenly awaiting GM decision on lemon law.

- Woodside, CA, USA

problem #46

Aug 211999

Malibu

  • miles
Front rotors turned once, then 3 months later, replaced. Now, 4 months after new rotors put on, the pulsating and steering wheel shaking is back.

- Elsmere, KY, USA

problem #45

Oct 011998

Malibu

  • miles
Rotors wear out every 10000 miles, causing car to shake uncontrollably.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #44

Oct 291998

Malibu

  • miles
Rotor probems: 1st@10,333 2nd@17,914 and again @26,000. Also problems with door chime-would not stop chiming with keys out and lights off. Was taken in 6 times before resolved. Also taken in for tailight seal coming loose and now must go in again bc the driver rear passenger door will not open from the inside, door latch does not work. Car is a lemon. I have wasted too much of my time by continually going back for warranty work. A new car should not have this many problems. Have filed a complaint with GM directly on 3-24-00 bc this is not getting resolved.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #43

Oct 311998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front brake pad kit and rotor failed.

- Rancho Cuc, CA, USA

problem #42

Mar 062000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Premature wear of brake rotors. Dealer has replaced the rotors 6 times. Manufacturer has been notified. Dealer now refuses to cover replacement costs under warranty.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #41

Mar 011999

Malibu

  • miles
Purchased vehicle in Feb. Of 99. In two weeks, had to replace rotors. In Sept. Of 99, had to replace rotors again. Dec. Of 99, tech suggested to shave rotors and turn drums. All this within 23,000 miles. This is sickening.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #40

Feb 232000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
When applying brakes entire front end shakes excessively. Also, dealer has seen vehicle twice, and replaced rotors once and has turned them once. Problem still exists.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #39

Feb 212000

Malibu

  • miles
Rotors warped and were replaced at both 20,500 and 33,100 miles. They were turned down twice before 22,500 miles. Vehicle was pulsating at 60mph or higher before. I am afraid this will be a recurring safety issue and the vehicle is almost out of warranty. Do I have any recourse?

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #38

Jan 212000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
About 4000 miles brake rotors are prematurely warping, 2 sets of rotors have been replaced, but defect keeps occurring.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #37

Dec 281999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
I have had the front brake rotors replaced on my '98 Malibu 4 times in 20,000 miles, yet the dealership denies that there is any problem whatsoever with the car or its parts. GM should have to buy back all of the Chevy Malibu that have defective brake rotors. It's a crime.

- Grosse Pointe, MI, USA

problem #36

Nov 231999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Rotors replaced twice, radio in twice for repairs, always a haggle!!

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #35

Nov 181999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
I have been to 2 Chevrolet dealers for service on my car. So far my rotors have been serviced 5 times. I would love to actually have my car fixed. I refuse to pay for this when my warranty runs out. I feel Chevrolet should have to do something with my vehicle. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

- Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

problem #34

Jun 231999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pads make noise and rotors need granding or turning.

- Redding, CA, USA

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