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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

May 022003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


I bought a 98 Chevy Malibu about 3 months onlyhad 69,000 miles on it at the time.since that time I have had to replace the brakesand buy a new ABS light pops on and off, my airconditioner cuts on and off by itself, and my car clucks all the time. My friend has the same car and we ride together we recognize the fact that both of our cars are giving us the same problems.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 282002

(reported on)


  • 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

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