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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
144,654 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

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  1. not sure (4 reports)
1999 Chevrolet Malibu cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1999 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 142010

Malibu LX 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


i have trouble with my car ,it overheated constatly and i dont know what the problem

- , Ponciana, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 092010

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Chevy. Malibu.don't have to say anything else.overheats,brakes,bearings,and on&on&on

- , Brodhead, ky., USA

problem #2

Oct 202009

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 205,618 miles

My vehicle has been over heating for the past 2 months. I noticed I had a crack in my reservoir tank had a hell of a time finding a new one. Replaced that then blew a head gasket fixed that and now I have had to replace the thermostat. I am running out of options as to what could be going on and from what I hear or have read all over the internet this vehicle is a piece of crap. I dont understand why Chevy has not be mandated to recall this vehicle. If any one has had this problem and fixed it please let me know.

- , Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 142006

(reported on)

Malibu Sedan 3.1 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

I have had trouble with this car from day one. It overheated constantly. I would have to fill the reservoir tank every morning before driving anywhere, or else I would be stuck on the side of the road with the car overheating. After a while, I got sick of it and decided to replace the engine. It came from Cali and the car worked for only about a month and the problem came back. The low coolant light is always coming on and off and the far overheats everyday! I've spent over $4,000 trying to fix this problem

Luckily I totaled the car and am finally free of the constant headache that was the 1999 Malibu.

- , Riverhead, NY, USA

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