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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 192003

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


Front and rear brakes wore out prematurely at 12,000 miles. Daler has replaced them three times.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 312003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive brake repair:front and rear since vehicle was purchased on 9/12/01 to 3/31/03: Brakes serviced on 12/14/01-machine front rotors and rear drums, 3/14/02-replace front brake pads and rotors machine rear drums, 8/12/02 R&R rear drums & machine R&R rear brake shoes & lube backing plate, 3/31/03 front brakes needed clean and adjust rear brakes. Mileage was respectively: 5836, 12450, 21975, 33533. All brake work done by dealer. Independent brake inspection on 4/3/03 shows front brakes needed and 20/1000ths left on rear drums. This will be the third set of brakes put on this vehicle before the manufacturer's warranty expires. Also rear drums are within 20/1000ths of drum spec discard prior to manufacturer's warranty expiration.

- Shepherd, MI, USA

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