Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
74,644 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace intake manifold (2 reports)
  2. put a cadillac sealer to hold me off (1 reports)
1998 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 292008

Malibu 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,932 miles


this is the 2nd time I've had to fix this problem since I've had the car. there should be no reason why the gaskets and manifold should go bad. I've owned nothing but Chevy cars and this has never happened before. i hope that Chevy does something about these issues. they should have to somehow reimburse it's loyal customers

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 102006

(reported on)

Malibu 4DR- V6

  • 53,000 miles

The mechanic told me if I didn't fix it, coolant would continue to leak and mix in with the oil, which is bad i suppose. Also, after paying approx $700 to replace the intake manifold, I had to pay another $100 for a coolant flush and new coolant. Thanks Chevy!

- , Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

May 302006

(reported on)

Malibu LX

  • 72,000 miles

i have taken very good care of this car full maintenance and i do not drive her hard i am sick to death of american cars and would not give an endorsement to chevy!!!!

- , East Meadow, NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?