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2001 Chevrolet Malibu AC / heater problems: blower fan doesn't work on all settings

Blower Fan Doesn't Work On All Settings

2001 Chevrolet Malibu

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chevrolet dealer.

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5.5

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$132.00
Average Mileage:
83,140 miles
Total Complaints:
16 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (8 reports)
  2. buy resistor and replace (5 reports)
  3. replace the air intake switch (2 reports)
  4. dealer fixed under warranty (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Malibu AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #16

Sep 252013

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

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

the fan would only work on the highest fan setting, but eventually stopped working entirely. Had to replace the resistor and the fan motor and then the issue was taken care of. Everything was back to normal after they were replaced.

- , North Logan, UT, USA

problem #15

Dec 042012

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

I just wanted to add that as a new owner of a very used, 2001 Chevy Malibu I'm quite disappointed.

The fact that the climate control blower fans ONLY work when turned up to '3' is sad.

- , Rocky River, OH, USA

problem #14

Jan 012010

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

The electrical system in this car sucks, At the moment l have not heat at all and the car only blows cold air on setting 5

- , Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #13

Feb 042010

Malibu LS 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

The fan worked when set to 3, 4, or 5. 1 and 2 had been dead for so long I got used to it but I took it to a new mechanic and he checked the fan specifically because he knew they were prone to problems. He replaced the blower motor resistor and now the problem is gone for now...

- , Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #12

Nov 012009

Malibu 3,3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

resistor problem. i am told it's very cumbersome to replace the part. it's not expensive but installation is awkward.

- , Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #11

Oct 012009

Malibu 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

This is the second time I have had to have this done. Really? Is Chevy kidding me? Slowly losing each of my 1-5 setting for heating or air conditioning. Works now, but at my own cost each time.

- , Fort Meade, MD, USA

problem #10

Aug 152003

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

The blower on level 1 never worked (bought the car Aug 2003). Then, level 2 went out. Had it fixed summer 2006 before going on a car trip. Worked great at first. By the end of the trip, it was going out again. It would start out fine, blowing cold air, but after it had blown a while the light would go out and it would blow warm air. I usually then turn it down or up a level and then it will adjust and I can put it back to the original level. I can't even think of taking it in again for the same repairs over and over. UGH!

- , Peoria, IL, USA

problem #9

Apr 012006

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,137 miles

All the problems I have had with the Malibu I have had from day one, they fixed them under warranty and they came back....

- , Aurora, ONT, Canada

problem #8

Mar 152004

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Air intake switch doesn't work. This has happened 3 times!! I live in Texas and when your A/C won't blow on high, it's miserable! Or all you can get is outside air!!!! gaggggggg!! Did I mention I hate this car!

- , Dallas, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 192003

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,900 miles

I contacted Chevy about this issue several times... the blower motor went I replaced it 3 times

- , Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #6

Jul 122005

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,204 miles

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

Blower fan only worked on 5. Managed in sneak in under the warranty with only days left - probably would have been an expensive fix

- , Markham, ONT, Canada

problem #5

Apr 142007

(reported on)

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Same problem here. Fan only works on highest setting. AutoZone sells the resistor for $23.00. Pay somebody 50 bucks and have them install it for you.

- , Bronx, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 162007

(reported on)

Malibu 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I started with only levels 1 and 2 gone. Suddenly 3 is gone. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on 4 & 5.

The letters that indicate what gear you are in no longer illuminate. My owner's manual says nothing about how this can be fixed.

- , Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

Feb 022007

(reported on)

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Annoying that you can't run the fan on setting 1 or 2

- , Ada, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 022006

(reported on)

Malibu

  • 119,000 miles

fan will only work on 3 or higher

- , Frankford, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Sep 262006

(reported on)

Malibu LS

  • 40,000 miles

ac only works on 3 or higher setting. this isnt the only electrical prob. ill be listing all of them

- , Jacksonvile, FL, USA

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