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7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
63,267 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. trade-in, complain to chevy, demolish (1 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 062009

Malibu 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,739 miles

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

no ses light on. car bucks, surges, hesitates, looses power etc. Because the ses light is not on, GM techs cannot determine what is wrong without extensive diagnosis.

One remark they made was "start throwing parts at it"

This was not acceptable to me, and them wanting "whatever time it takes us to find the problem" is too excessive.

I would be happy if they said 2 or 3 hours diagnosis time plus repairs

- , North Gower, Ontario, Canada

problem #5

Jun 012011

Malibu 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

All that I know is that it jerks when it's running uphill or trying to accelerate.

- , Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Mar 172010

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,206 miles

First they told me it was the tranny. Then they changed their mind and said it was a computer problem. They, the Transmission shop, "Fixed" the problem. It lasted 3days and it starts doing the same thing all over again. I heard it is a common problem and just ignore it. But it is a pain in the butt. Otherwise the car is great!!

- , St.Thomas, ON, Canada

problem #3

Sep 032006

(reported on)

Malibu

  • 58,000 miles

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

Three times in 6 months, sudden loss of power in freeway (engine goes off), very dangerous situation. No message by computer system, mechanics unable to diagnose problem.

- , San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico

problem #2

Mar 262005

(reported on)

Malibu LE

  • 50,000 miles

Water pump, intake manifold gasket, a/c head, volume nob fell off, runs rough, lack of power, emergengy brake pad fell off, shuts off at times as soon as you start it, ignition stalls a little at times, idles loudly after started or when in park, thermostat rose a little higher than the half way mark- Big lemon!!

- , Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 212003

(reported on)

Malibu

  • 19,655 miles

WHEN DRIVING SOMETIMES THE CAR FEELS LIKE ITS GOING SLOW. I FEEL THE CAR JUMP. ALL IN ALL I'M SORRY THAT I BOUGHT THE CAR. IT WAS NEW AND FOR A NEW CAR I HAD TO MANY PROBLEMS. I DON'T DRIVE THE CAR THAT MUCH . I HAVE ONLY HAD IT FOR 3 YRS.

- , Bronx, NY, USA

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