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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,070 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Mar 212005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

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

Consumer has two separate issues which involved both front coil springs breaking. The first time consumer noticed a rubbing noise coming from the front wheel. Vehicle was taken to a repair shop, and mechanic determined that the left front coil spring broke, and rubbed against the tire. The second time was after the consumer drove 50 miles to take a friend to the local hospital. After getting into the vehicle to return home consumer felt tension on the right tire. Vehicle was towed to the repair shop, and mechanic determined found that right coil spring broke. Dealer was notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not covered under a recall.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #8

Apr 112005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
While parked in the driveway coil spring broke and went inside of the front left tire of consumer's vehicle. Also, rear coil spring broke, but did no damage to tire. Called dealer to inquiry about the tire and did not get an answer.

- Walton, KY, USA

problem #7

Feb 032005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
The front driver's side spring broke on the consumer's 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. **** the consumer turned the key in the ignition when she experienced sudden noise and feeling that the vehicle had gone down on the left front side. The consumer found that the left front tire blew out. It was noticed that the spring had snapped and tore up the tire. They could see no reason why the spring had snapped with no wear or rust.

- Burlington, VT, USA

problem #6

Feb 112005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,916 miles

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

In less than than 8 months two springs has broken. Dealer claims rusted coating, that they have not seen this on any other car. Is there anyone else with this problem? the car has less than 35,000 miles on it..

- Queens, MP, USA

problem #5

Sep 132004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph front driver's coil spring broke. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that both frontal coil springs needed to be replaced.

- Dryden, MI, USA

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problem #4

Sep 082004

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,721 miles
Right front spring broke, causing tire damage and loss of control.

- Hilton, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 292004

Malibu

  • 30,234 miles

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

Vehicle's front springs broke. Both front spring broke in exactly the same spot. The consumer has the broken parts in her possesion.

- Ashtabula, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 172004

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 20 mph consumer heard a loud noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pulled over. Then vehicle was towed to a repair shop and the mechanic determined that both front coil springs needed to be replaced. The passenger side spring broke and punctured the tire.

- Hermitage, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122003

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
While standing outside of vehicle and without any indication vcoil spring broke. Dealer has been contacted.

- Montreal, 00, USA

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