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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 011999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When traveling and applying brakes, they make a grinding noise when making a turn. Dealership is aware of problem. Transmission mounts were replaced. Safety belt fixed 2 times. Power steering hoses and lines replaced, parts were missing from steering gear assembly.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 012001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger's seat belt is jammed within retracting mechanism and will not release, causing seat belt to become inoperable. The seat belt became inoperable at low milage and the consumer wants reimbursment of cost of repair.

- Mcminsville, OR, USA

problem #5

Sep 082000

Malibu

  • miles
Please see comments from previous entry (forgot to add stop/tail lights) to list. No safety defect mentioned.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #4

May 172000

Malibu

  • miles

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

I purchased the vehicle from bobb Chevy in 11/99, in April 2000 noticed a grinding noise when braking. Took car into a tuffy auto shop who indicated I needed complete brake job. They suggested warranty should cover vehicle repairs. So I took it to bobb at 7:30 am on 4/27/00, they completed brake job - rotors, calipers, fluid, pads and labor. This totalled $817.01, I paid $496.12, warranty paid the balance. On 5/17/00, coming home from work on a service road I tried to apply my brakes and found I did not have any - this was 3 wks after a total replacement. I had the option to go into an intersection, or hit a car stopped at the stop sign, but I chose to run off the road, hoping that would have stopped me. I hit a pine tree, both air bags popped out, windshield cracked, subsequently my insurance company - geico totalled the car. I suffered severe bruises, ended up in emergency, ordered to take 2 days off work for bruises, severely sprained ankle, bruises on chest & stomach from seatbelt and airbag. I have contacted the dealership, given them geico's report and police report. They suggested I contact product liability dept of Chevrolet. At this time someone from GM product asst is to contact me.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 151999

Malibu

  • miles
Female seatbelt part broken.

- Sterling, VA, USA

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problem #2

Jul 101998

Malibu

  • miles
Driver's side seat belt locked up, replacement locked up also.

- Ridgewood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 181998

Malibu

  • miles
Button on left front seat belt missing.

- Commerce, TX, USA

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