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8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$471.00
Average Mileage:
107,588 miles
Total Complaints:
15 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (11 reports)
  2. map sensor (1 reports)
  3. replace cam shaft position sensor and crank sensor (1 reports)
  4. replace fuel pump (1 reports)
  5. replaced seal to manifold (1 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #15

Mar 012012

Malibu 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

i drive my car after just paying it off not a month later shuts off on me and wont start back up until it sits awhile. and then starts back up and drive a 10 miles further and dies again have to wait again for about 30 min and it will start again. drive another 10 to 15 miles and dies again this is crazy and sure not fair after paying the car off and then start all this bs.

- , Jay, OK, USA

problem #14

Mar 192010

Malibu LS 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,562 miles

Lets see where can I start, intake manifold leaking, starter replaced, ignition switch replaced (x3), now the engine has a mine of its own. Its stops & starts when it feels like it. don't have a cue to the problem. No lights or codes on the control panel. Sure could use some help.

- , Meridian, MS, USA

problem #13

Dec 122009

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,299 miles

My husband recently totaled our 2006 Ford Fusion, which was still financed. We had to rush out and buy another car. I wasn't about to finance again with the mess that we were (and still are) in. I drive over an hour to work, so I needed a car ASAP. We went to a dealer in PA, and bought this god forsaken Malibu. Not only is there a clunking sound coming from the engine, but even worse, it shuts off while driving! Talk about a scary situation! You can't steer when this happens! It happened to my husband on Saturday, at least on back roads where people aren't going 75-90 mph. This happened to me today on my way to work. I was shaking, it is horrifying. I'm almost thinking about sleeping at my office tonight. I am deathly afraid to drive back and fourth in this car. Horrible, dealers shouldn't be able to sell this car at all. I am trying to get my money back from this car, we will see what happens.

- , Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

problem #12

Aug 172009

Malibu 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

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

2000 Chevrolet is awful. I bought the car brand new. After the initial 3 year warranty was up (of course) it started overheating. So far I have had 3 water pumps, 4 Thermostats, a lower manifold gasket and just last week another Thermostat. Now, the engine just shuts off going down the road, I can put it in neutral and it'll crank right up with no problem, but it's scary as heck. Now what's wrong with it????

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 102009

Malibu LS 00

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

if this is happening to all the 2000 Chevy Mailbus then i think it should be on Chevy this car will drive just fine then stall and shut off then some time it will start bake up and drive a little ways then died again if any one knows whats wrong with my car please let me know

- , Rigersville, MO, USA

problem #10

Jul 172009

Malibu LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,308 miles

I have a 2000 Chevy malibu that can stall out at any time while driving. It could go for 3 days sometimes with no problems and some days can stall out 3 or more times in one day. It used to be a great car to me but now I'm almost scared to drive it. I could be going 50 mph down the highway and at any time it could just shut off. The most scary thing is that i cant really steer the car after it stalls because i lose the power steering. sometimes it may start right back up and sometimes i have a really hard time getting it started again. My machanic thinks it may be an ignition switch. I'm going to try replacing that. I hope it works.

- , 2479 Bowman Ave, PA, USA

problem #9

Jul 092009

Malibu 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,000 miles

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

i was ready to give up on this car but i got it fixed now.everyone should try this.

Update from May 14, 2010: listen guys.i put a butt load of money into this car trying to figure this out.the thing i changed that made it stop was the fuel pump.change that pump and it will run perfect.

- , Liberty, KY, USA

problem #8

May 222007

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

After paying for this and having a new fuel pump put in and the seal replaced on the manifold for the cooling system. I had to check my water in the car weekly, and on top of that I broke down on the Interstate with a infant ( granddaughter) cause my fuel pump went out. My fuel pump only had 54,000 miles on the motor. I can't afford another car at this time so I have just drove this car and tried to get my money worth from all the expense of just repairs. I bought this car used and I was sold a lemon. The dealer ship here in my home town I believe knew it and like most of them do. It's a commission is all we are.

- , Valliant, OK, USA

problem #7

Mar 042007

(reported on)

Malibu LS 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

Now after having nothing but trouble and stress out of this car i would never suggest that anyone purchase a malibu. It has made my life hell!!! My engine is knocking again my and my newborn and I were stranded on the side of the highway for two hours! The engine light came on and my car started to overheat, decelerate, and then it turned itself off and locked up!!! I have had it with this car!! Has anyone gotten the lemon law on there 2000 malibu? i'm gonna sure try after this!!!!!!

- , Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 282007

(reported on)

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

I am really tired of fixing things on this car. It is a nice riding , relatively smooth riding car but it just isn't reliable. This problems has arose one at around 110,000 miles and now again at 140,000 miles. When I took it to the dealership at first they didn't figure it out. The bad thing is that they won't fix anything until they can reproduce the error while driving it. And needless to say it doens't stall for them when they drive it so they can't diagnose the problem. Last time they fixed it, it was the MAP sensor... not MAF... MAP... and that seemed to fix it for 30,000 miles, not now it is doing it again and they keep test driving it, but it won't stall for them.

If it wasn't paid off it would have been traded in already... but having no car payment is so nice.

- , Amanda, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 232005

(reported on)

Malibu LX

  • 43,644 miles

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

I've been stuck many times. While driving the car, it would stall and shut off while driving. The first occurence was two years ago traveling back home over a 150 mile radius. Imagine that! the biggest scare has been the dealers after taking it in for service don't have a clue without the check engine light coming on or complete (deadline) in-op. Shifty GM and now America no why we lose to foriegners in the car race. I'll still say a prayer for the GM workers that lost there jobs!

- , Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 032007

(reported on)

Malibu LS 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

My 2000 Malibu Lemon engine quit on interstate; 1st time @ 80,000; leave short time and it restarts then runs 1/2 hour quits; repeated over and over; mechanic changed fuel filter & OK for another 80,000 then quits, again on multi lane highway; This time changed fuel pump & filter; so far OK but can not trust car for long runs. Note that in both cases the computer read out was ` No Problem ' Duh ?

- , Lefroy, Ontario, Canada

problem #3

Dec 192006

(reported on)

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles

Have had several people look at this car. Things left suggested and not tried: New computer $300 + labor, new Fuel Pump and line $1500. We have been told it's possibly a hole in a line and that air is getting in the line. Also that when the battery died unexpectedly and was replaced that the connections were incorrectly mounted and could have caused a short in the computer.

I have been googling everywhere and can't find out a fix. I am running out of "Try this" money and need some serious suggestions from someone who has found a way to fix this problem.

- , Here, ANY, USA

problem #2

May 052005

(reported on)

Malibu LX

  • 80,000 miles

THE CAR DRIVES FINE AND THEN FOR NO REASON COMES TO A PRETTY SMOOTH STOP AND SHOTS OFF BY ITSELF..... I SHIFT TO NEUTRAL WHILE THE CAR WAS STILL MOVING AND THE ENGINE RPM MOVED JUST FINE BUT WHEN THE GEAR WAS SELECTED THE CAR WOULDN'T ADVANCE AT ALL THE RPM MOVE EITHER TO 500 TO 700 RPM. THE DEALERS DON'T KNOW WHAT IS WRONG ( YEA RIGHT ). THE CAR TURNED OFF AROUND 5:15 AM AND I CAME HOME AROUND 7PM AND THE CAR STARTED FINE NO PROBLEMS..

- , Corona, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 022004

(reported on)

Malibu

  • 80,000 miles

FIRST OF ALL, I WAS OVERCHARGED BY POTAMKIN CHEVROLET DEALER IN MIAMI, FLORIDA FOR THIS VEHICLE. I PURCHASED A USED 2000 MALIBU. THIS CAR HAS HAD A BLOWN HEAD GASKET, A REPLACED OXYGEN SENSOR, FUEL INJECTION PROBLEMS, FUEL PUMP REPLACEMENT AND RADIATOR FAN CHECKED NUMEROUS TIMES. I'VE TAKEN THIS CAR TO THE DEALER OVER 4 TIMES AND SOMETIMES THEY ARE NOT AWARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS F--CKING CAR. I REALLY AND TRULY FAULT THE GM DEALERS FOR TRICKING THE CONSUMERS INTO BUYING THIS VEHICLE. GM REALLY NEEDS A SERIOUS ASS WHIPPING. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS CAR BECAUSE I FEEL AS THOUGH I'VE BEEN DEALT A BAD HAND AND SOMETING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Miami, FL, USA

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