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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,933 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 301998

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles


The contact stated every time she used the cruise control it deactivated on its own. This started approximately one month after purchasing the vehicle. The vehicle has been to the dealership multiple times for cruise control problems, but they were unable to duplicate the problem. There have been no repairs to the vehicle at this time. Updated 2/7/2006 - the bralkes failed at less than 2800 miles. The dealer replaced the brakes and rotors.

- Cle Elm, WA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012004


  • miles
Consumer complaint concerning unsatisfactory transaction with GMC, cruise control failed then air bag light came on. The consumer stated that she should be fully compensated for her repairs and a recall should be sent out.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 302004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles
Upon setting up cruise control it failed to set, and the air bag warning light came on. Dealership indicated that this was due to a failure in the air bag warning harness connection. These parts were currently on back order. Wrong part sent.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

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