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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,250 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 052001

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

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

Water is leaking into engine from the head gasket. Water pump started seeping after head gasket was replaced. The front brakes was replaced several times with finally the ones mentioned on the bulletin. First the left side wheel bearing/ speed sensor assembly changed then a couple of thousand of miles later the right side. Air condition was going on and off intermittently.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

May 252001

Malibu

  • miles
Took car in for routine 48,000 mile service and estimate is $1500 for coolant leakage into engine, serpentine belt, suspension arm (front) and PCV valve

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #6

Jul 011998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Small arms failed.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 241999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front control arms failed.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 231999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 45 mph the control arm broke, vehicle lost control, causing a spin-out and came to rest at a curb.

- Miami, FL, USA

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problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both front control arms failed.

- Huntington, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 051998

Malibu

  • miles
Front rotors have been cut at 9000, 19,000 and are to be replaced on 4/12/99 at 22,300. Also, front control arms have been replaced.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 291998

Malibu

  • miles
Bought as demo. Rotors warped at 8000mi, 17,000mi, starting again at 19,500. Just had front control arm assembly replaced, dealer says it was the wrong part! also coolant leak at 14,500mi.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

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