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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,658 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,400 miles


Left side, rear coil spring broken. One month later, right front coil spring breaks causing coil spring to rub on inside of tire resulting in tire damage.

- Vanburen, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 112005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,916 miles
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

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