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1998 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 242001


  • miles


Car sounded like an airplane propeller and squealing and squeaking in the back end.

- Matawan, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 291998


  • miles
Repairs to vehicle started 6-29-98 and continue to present. Dealership service dept. Can repair rear suspension per GM tech. Notes but problem noise in rear suspension reoccurs within 50-300 miles. GM has stated that they will repair vehcile under original warranty agreement, but after 10 repairs I feel this is a defect in the vehicle and not just the parts.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 091998


  • miles
Malibu suspension is unsafe. Front control arms, rear struts, brake lights, rear turn signal, rear tires worn because of struts, headlamps failures make it obvious Chevy is marketing unsafe Malibu's. Chevy should buy back these defective cars especially mine it's an unsafe piece of junk!( dot number: Tire size: 215-60R15 )

- Lodi, NY, USA

problem #2

May 011998


  • miles
No summary

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 241998


  • miles
Car has been in shop 11 times, dealer found problems 10 times. Car has been in shop overnight 16 days since 9-2-98. On one visit, dealer drove car 187 miles and had car 6 days, actually fixing car, finding another front suspension problem, and fixing again.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

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