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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 1 of 3)

problem #41

Apr 042007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 161,000 miles

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

Passenger side front coil spring broke, followed by driver's side front coil spring. Passenger side spring began rubbing into tire, melted side wall of tire. Tire destroyed. Replaced springs and tire.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

problem #40

Mar 042003

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The steering rack & pinion and the engine intake gaskets in this 1998 model are faulty. The shoddy rack & pinion needs to be replaced and I have gone through numerous tires over the years. The intake gaskets are leaking fluids and an engine blow out is imminent. With the leakages, the car is unsafe to drive. I have maintained all required maintenance according to the manual and the car is still under 50,000 miles but I am looking at a huge mechanic's bill due to a shoddy rack & pinion and intake gasket leaks.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #39

Aug 172002

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle needs new tires every 30,000 miles.

- Ontorio, NY, USA

problem #38

Jul 092002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles

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

Tires are cracking betweem the tread (Firestone affinity P215/60R15). Nlm

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #37

Oct 142000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, two tires blewout, causing consumer to lose control, vehicle was totalled, Firestone affinity touring, P215/60R15, claim 14-1326-688.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

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problem #36

Oct 142000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, two tires blewout, causing consumer to lose control, vehicle was totalled, Firestone affinity touring, P215/60R15, claim 14-1326-688.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #35

Apr 072001

Malibu

  • miles

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

Failure discover by Firestone when changing oil.

- Red Bank, NJ, USA

problem #34

Jun 152001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insurance agent took in one of company's vehicle to have tires checked for cracks between tread. Inspected the tires, and Firestone confirmed that there was a problem. They would replace tires at no charge to consumer. Chevrolet, Malibu, 1998 with original tires, size P215/60R15, and 34,400 miles on them. Dot number was W2mwaa158, tire dealer stated tires experienced weather cracking.

- Chillicothe, MO, USA

problem #33

May 292001

Malibu

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #32

Jun 012001

Malibu

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #31

Jun 012001

Malibu

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #30

Jun 012001

Malibu

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #29

May 292001

Malibu

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #28

May 292001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
All 4 tires were inspected and replaced with new Firestone affinity tires under warranty by local dealership, nelda stephenson chev on 1-18-01. Work order or invoice # is 91731. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #27

May 292001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
All 4 tires were inspected and replaced with new Firestone affinity tires under warranty by local dealership, nelda stephenson chev. On 1-23--01. Work order or invoice # 91857. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #26

May 292001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
All 4 tires were inspected and replaced with new Firestone affinity tires under warranty by local dealership, nelda stephenson Chevrolet on 1-0-01, work order /invoice # 91673. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #25

May 232001

Malibu

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Marshall, MI, USA

problem #24

May 232001

Malibu

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Marshall, MI, USA

problem #23

May 292001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
All 4 tires were inspected and replaced with new Firestone affinity tires under warranty by local dealership, nelda stephenson Chevrolet on 1-22-01. Work order or invoice # 91750. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #22

May 252001

Malibu

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.( dot number: )

- Bloomsburg, PA, USA

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