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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 192006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When the steering wheel is turned the horn will not work.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 102006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The horn will beep on its own, usually when car is first started or turned off, but will also beep (by itself) while driving. Also the automatic power door lock switch on the driver side door, which is supposed to lock all doors when depressed when I am leaving the vehicle doesn't work properly. Both of these problems have been "fixed" several times over the last 12 - 18 months by the dealer, but they keep recurring. Another problem, which the dealer had "fixed" a couple of times is that I would go out to start the car, it just wouldn't start. The dealer claimed it had something to do with the anti-theft system/ignition lock cylinder in that if you try three different keys or make three attempts to start the car, then the anti-theft system would lock the car out. Two times over the last 12-18 I've gone out to the car, put my car key in the ignition (once each time) and the car would not start, would not even turn over. I'm waiting for it to happen it again, because once the horn and locks start malfunctioning, the anti-theft system usually starts malfunctioning.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 052004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Horn does not work. Problem started out intermittently. Now it seems to be permanent. Very inconvenient. It makes me wonder if the air bags even work.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Horn will not always works, goes in and out. Only works sometimes. Started by just going out occasionally, now it hardly ever works. Many failures have occurred, on many different occasions.

- Cerro Gordo, NC, USA

problem #1

May 152002


  • miles
While vehicle was being driven horn unexpectedly sounded off without applying mechanism that controlled horn location on the steering wheel, cause unknown.

- Harrison, MI, USA

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