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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
43,582 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced rotors (3 reports)
  2. there is none, piece of crap engineering every 16,000 miles (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152000

Malibu LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


Terrible Engineering and no factory upgrades or assistance is exactly why GM is going broke!

Malibu is an engineering screw up with no factory or dealer recall for the problems. Brakes and rotors go bad every 16,000 miles like clock work even with the best rotors and pads I can buy at the parts houses. The first two sets were replaced by the dealer under the original 35,000 mile lousy warranty. I have had to replace the rotors and brakes at my cost since. There have been Engine, Electrical and Radiator engineering problems also. I have been a GM buyer my whole life but never again! I laugh and get sick when I see the new Malibu ads about the engineering marvel it is supposed to be. This car has been a headache and money pit. I am a very mild driver. 110,000 miles 7th brake job and a worn out car.

Stay away from GM!

- , Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152007

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,326 miles

I hate this car...I wish I could afford a new one and I would blow this POS up at Gm manufacturing place!F*cking assholes!

- , Farmington, MN, USA

problem #2

Jul 052005

(reported on)


  • 26,000 miles

This is the 5TH time the rotors on my wife's 2001 Malibu are warped---and at 26,000 miles---I bought a new car for the first time in my life so my wife could drive a reliable car---after 5 sets of rotors all dealer replaced an under warranty this car has been more of a pain in the ass then the 10 year old beater we traded in for it---will NEVER NEVER NEVER buy a GM vehicle again

- , Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Mar 272003

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

This has happened twice since I bought the car used.

- , Dallas, TX, USA

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