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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 092001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Squeaking noise came from steering, dealer replaced steering rack assembly and power steering hoses. Right front shoulder belt would not adjust up or down, seatbelt stop button was missing, left side driver's shoulder belt retracts slowly, right front shoulder belt retracts slowly and jams at times. Rear bumper cover at left side at tail light opening has poor fit. Excessive wind noise at the left front door glass opening while traveling highway speeds. Steering shimmies while braking, dealer found warped rotors. Idle quality in gear at stop is poor, transmission mounts were weak, engine runs rough at times. Front head light fogged up, delaer found inside lens cracked. Rattle noise heard under vehicle while traveling on rough roads.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

May 011998


  • miles
I am so not satisfied with this vehicle every time I turn around, something different is going wrong. I don't know where else to turn. I sure would love for GMC to buy this piece of junk car back. It is really bad when you have a new car and it won't run!! the first time it was in was for it not starting, that has happened about 15-20 times. They have no idea what is wrong with the car. They have replaced the windshield 3 times because it leaked air. Still does! the headlights have condensation inside of them, makes visibility bad at night. Help!

- Siloam Springs, AR, USA

problem #1

Sep 281998


  • miles
Driver's window switch/exhaust system/windshield/headlights and front end malfunctioned.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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