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Average Mileage:
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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.

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 012002

Malibu

  • miles

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

Vehicle has sensor that automatically turns on headlights at dusk. Consumer feels this is a safety issue because headlights cannot be turned off without turning vehicle off. It could be blinding to other vehicles or persons in special situations.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #7

May 012002

Malibu

  • miles
Back up light went out. Consumer replaced light, and it won't come on. There was a burning smell coming from brake light. Consumer has no brake or back up lights. Consumer pulled brake light out and it was melted.

- Salem, OH, USA

problem #6

May 012002

Malibu

  • miles
Back up light went out. Consumer replaced light, and it won't come on. There was a burning smell coming from brake light. Consumer has no brake or back up lights. Consumer pulled brake light out and it was melted.

- Salem, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 022002

Malibu

  • miles

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

Back lights/brake lights melted out. Contacted dealer.

- Windsor, CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 242001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Severe brake pulsation at highway speeds, difficult to control car. Rotors replaced at 18000 mi, rotors turned at 33000 mi, need to replace again at 46000 mi. Rear stop lights keep burning out due to problems with printed circuit. Replaced light assembly twice, replace bulbs every 5-6 months.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 012001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlights intermittently don't come on and go off when in use. Problem has to duplicate by itself for dealer to fined a solution.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 301998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes lights totally went out twice within 6-8 months apart. Dealer said it was due to bad bulbs and poor wiring.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 041999

Malibu

  • miles
Tail light keep blowing out, and consumer keep replacing the tail lights. Tail light's keep going out and the consumer can smell the wires burning and melting. There was a short within the tail lights.

- Brownsville, TN, USA

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