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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,846 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Sep 231998

Malibu

  • miles

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

Engine idling roughly due to faulty engine mount. Nlm

- League Cit, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 062000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Timing chain failed.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Motor gasket seals failed.

- Huntington, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 111999

Malibu

  • miles

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

The intake manifold gasket failed, it was leaking fluid over the engine.. dealer ordered gasket kit and will fix when parts come in, could have caused a fire.

- Johnson City, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 071998

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied vehicle does not stay on road. Steering wheel shimmies at 60-65 mph. Also engine requires major work, including the changing of the pistons. Both causes unknown.

- Dewight, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

Malibu

  • miles
Engine failure. Engine would intermittently stop while vehicle was in motion, it would eventually restart. On the fifth occurence it would not restart (traveling 55mph in middle of S-curve.) the only indication of a problem was when it was realized that power steering was lost and theft system and check engine indicators were on.

- Manheim, PA, USA

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