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Average Mileage:
71,068 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 082008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,137 miles


The car smells moldy, it annoys me to have to bail my car out....I thought that only happened in boats? Help I'm sinking and no one cares it's past warranty and each time I mention it they tell me it would cost alot and get a shop vac...NICE!

- , Aurora, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Apr 082008

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Every time it rains the passenger side of the car floods. The water comes in from under the glovebox and puddles in the floorboards. My uncle works for Chevrolet so I took the car to see him the first time this happened. I guess that Chevy f*cked up the Mailbu's and Impala's in 2001 and most of them flood. He said that he has seen an obscene amount of them that flood. Anyway, there's not really anything they can do to fix this problem. It is a huge pain in the ass! The car is molded under the carpet on the passenger side. It stinks. It is a huge pain to clean up all that water. If you live in a rainy area or generally enjoy a dry vehicle you should definitely pass on this car!!!!!!

- , West Lafayette, IN, USA

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