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9.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,272 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Jan 201998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine failed.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 022000

Malibu

  • miles
Bought this car on the premise of low maintainence. Have averaged dealer visits every two months. This car is a lemon and I don't feel my family is safe in it. No safety defect listed in the summary.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #11

Sep 011999

Malibu

  • miles
While driving vehicle stalls unexpectedly which may cause a crash. Common problem.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #10

Jan 132000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles

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

I have had nothing but problems with my car. At 3,000 miles I had to have the engine replaced. The front headlight, control panel for the windows, the phone jack, the brakes reserviced because they wouldn't replace them at 14,000, then again at 28,000 the brakes are acting up again. Please help thank you patricia robinson.

- Cottonwood, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 111999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #8

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The motor makes a high pitched whine sound on starting.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 111999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles

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

Rotors have been replaced 5 times on this vehicle and it has less than 20,000 miles.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #6

Apr 241999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
It seems as though sooner I get one thing fixed and another goes wrong. I want GM to purchase the car back. It is to the point I am afaid to even get into the car anymore.

- Cottonwood, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 131998

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
While driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. Dealer reprogrammed the computer which did not remedey the problem.

- Chauncey, WV, USA

problem #4

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Alternator, engine cooling system, main computer, grounding wirtes, engine, and the glove compartment has failed.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #3

Oct 011998

Malibu

  • miles

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

Exhaust failure/headlights failed/control panel malfunctioned/floor board/rain inside of vehicle and ticking underneath hood.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 311998

(reported on)

Malibu 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls while drivng. Dealers have replaced ECU unit and ignition system and reset all codes to factory specs, but problem remains

- Wildwood, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 081998

Malibu

  • miles
While makeing a stop the vehicle would stall with all indications. Light would come on. Dealer has benn contacted. Please provide further informaton.

- Good View`, VA, USA

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