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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 122006

Malibu

  • 120,000 miles

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

Passlock system failure. Happens very frequently (three to four times a week) and car cannot be started for at least 10 minutes while the system resets itself. This problem was misdiagnosed several times by different (well-qualified) mechanics and wound up costing over 1500 dollars in unneeded repairs to the fuel pump and fuel line several times. GM is aware of this problem and refuses to do a recall.

- Dunkirk, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 062005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the vehicle stalled. This problem occurred more than once and had not been resolved. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The fuel pump has been fixed four times but they continue to fail.

- Dundee, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 072005

Malibu

  • miles
Fuel pump, discontinued, but not recalled.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #3

May 212002

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Fuel pump sending unit which will be it's third one in five years--car acts like it 's not getting enough gas to go--press on the accelerator the engine revs but the car doesn't move

- Curwensville, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 212001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While proceeding in traffic vehicle will stall. This happens intermittently. Consumer took to dealership 3 times, dealer stated there was a faulty fuel pump.

- Bellville, MI, USA

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problem #1

Apr 301998

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer purchased vehicle on 4-10-98 from roger dean Chevrolet Inc.---561-683-8100. Service # is 561-640-1835. Took vehicle to dealer on 4-20-98 due to noise coming from rear of passenger's side. The service representative said it was the cooling fan. Since then the noise has gotten louder, and vehicle was taken back on 4-27-98 for same noises, service technician said it was the fuel pump inside the gas tank, and that the noise is normal. But if consumer does not hear noise she should be worried. Consumer is worried because the noise gets louder everyday.

- Miramar, FL, USA

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