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8.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,927 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Apr 252001

Malibu

  • miles

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

I have had the car back to the dealer 4 times for the same problem. The rotors. May 99, 9800 mi, Feb 00, 18247 mi, May 00, 23,236 miles and now today 35,500 mi. The first 2 times they shaved the rotors and the third time they replaced them. However they never put on new pads. Now today they tell me I need new brakes. They car is doing the same thing it did other time. At a speed of over 50 mph it shimmies. There should definetly be a recall on the brakes. The tires all had to be replaced as they split. Also I have water coming into the left tail light and puts out the bulb.( dot number: )

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #20

Nov 162000

Malibu

  • miles
Brakes failed to work properly when they were applied. Tires would go flat every 3 days. Had them checked for holes or cuts, nothing was found. Engine had stalled out while driving due to blown head gaskets.

- Ferguson, MO, USA

problem #19

Jan 202001

Malibu

  • miles
Travelling at a speed of 45mph when right rear tire blew out. Temperature was 15 degrees and the tires have been properly maintained/rotated. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Antioch, IL, USA

problem #18

May 011999

Malibu

  • miles

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

Pad/,rotors, tires replaces at 22,000 miles. Tires chopped and feathered. Rubbing began at 7,000. Told dealer on several occasions, finally at 22,000 problem was corrected. However, still gets grinding noise with brakes when roads are wet. Told dealer, they said that it was normal. (tiresize: R14)( dot number: Tire size: R14 )

- Union Springs, NY, USA

problem #17

Oct 132000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Firestone claims that tires wore due to over-inflation. Dealership was the only ones inflating those tires. When tested tires were at 35psi. Firestone claims that problem is commmon on Malibu. (tiresize: 215/60/R15)( dot number: Tire size: 215/60/R15 )

- Waukesha, WI, USA

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problem #16

Sep 132000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle parked. Tire picked up tack. Noticed cracks just below the tread. Was jagged along 3/4 of left rear tire. Checked other tires & cracks on them, but not as bad. All four tires had numerous cracks. Took to Firestone retailer & was informed will be looking into the problem. Dealer will not mechanic touch tire. 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. Firestone affinity touring T2. P215/60R15 with 30,000 miles. Dot # W2mwaaa397.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #15

Sep 252000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The tires were very noise while driving(Firestone affinity P215/60R15 93T). Nlm

- Kernersvil, NC, USA

problem #14

Sep 022000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
No summary( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- York, PA, USA

problem #13

Sep 022000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
No summary( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- York, PA, USA

problem #12

Sep 022000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Tires cracking all the way around at the outer grooves, looked like what you call dry rot( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- York, PA, USA

problem #11

Jan 012000

Malibu

  • miles

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

Front tires completely worn in the middle. Was told by Chevy dealership that they won't replace. Car makes a cupping sound and front wheel bearings have been replaced 4 times in less than 3 months.( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #10

Aug 192000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Tires had unusual cracking after 20K miles - so I replaced them & have them to return to Firestone..( dot number: Tire size: P215 60 R1 )

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 112000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
While being towed a tire experienced a blowout causing the belt of the tire to wrap around the inner wheel support and had to be cut to remove the tire, tires have been rebalanced twice, trued at least two time and the vehicle still ride hard and noisy (Firestone affinity 215/60R). Nlm

- Fort Walto, FL, USA

problem #8

Feb 282000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Vehicle with original tires skids on wet road. (P215-60R15 93 T M+S, tpc spec 1139 ms, touring T2 afinity).

- Philadelphia, MS, USA

problem #7

Jun 231998

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires replaced (Firestone affinity D215/50R 15).

- Athens, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 251999

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
General tire that came equipped with vehicle is wearing down in the center, causing unsafe condition.

- Marathon, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 091998

Malibu

  • 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 #4

Mar 011999

Malibu

  • miles
ABS not working. Break problems replaced at 19,000 miles and I am having problems again. Noise coming out of the front right tire. Rear view mirror fell off.( dot number: Tire size: 15 )

- Copiague, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 151999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All four tires are wearing in the center strip.consumer is having some problems when making emergency stops.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 121998

Malibu

  • miles
Tire failures. 3 different flats between 8-12-98 and 8-22-98. Vehicle purchased 6-10-98.

- Flushing, NY, USA

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