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6.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,690 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Mar 082000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Wwindshield wipers/ transmission broke. (have defective part).

- Canandaigua, NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 131998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 062000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Transaxle drive link and transmission failed.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 172000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles

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

Transmision slips, temp/elec. Problems, major vibration when applying brakes-hi & lo speeds

- Lakehills, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 241999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission mounts need replacing.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 011999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ongoing problem with vehicle skipping / jumping out of gear at 60-65 mph, and engine check light remaining on. Vehicle been in / out of dealer shop on four occasions, and nothing could be found. Seeking help from NHTSA on this matter.

- Morgan City, LA, USA

problem #3

Jul 221999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle doesn't automatically shift past 20 mph. After stopping vehicle doesn't pick up speed. Valve body was found to be faulty and caused problem.

- Woming, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 091998

Malibu

  • miles
Repeated transmision problems.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 121998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently while starting the vehicle (in park) the vehicle makes a thumping noise then lunges forward about 3 to 4 inches then comes to a rest. Dealer has been contacted.

- Springfield, VA, USA

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