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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
134,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 202013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 166,000 miles


The heat only works when it decides to. It doesn't matter if the engine is warm or not. Checked radiator levels, and everything checks out. No resolution yet.

- , North Logan, UT, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009

Malibu LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

The problem with the A/C not working until it gets good and ready to turn on is a severe sore spot. It took the vehicle to the mechanic in hopes of just replacing the a/c button which I was told was broke. Well, low and behold the button is broke but I have to replace the entire temperature panel at a cost of $300 ...which is CRAZY! I have seen this problem reported on several occasions and GM should do something about this.

I know they won't.

- , Tampa, FL, USA

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