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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 302002

Malibu

  • miles

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

Consumer states that the rotors and brakes were replaced at 18000 miles. Consumer feels there is something causing brake and rotors to wear so early.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #9

Sep 262001

Malibu

  • miles
Consumerhears a wierd noise when braking.

- Plymouoth, MN, USA

problem #8

Jul 132002

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer states brkaes does not have sufficient braking power. When brakes are applied on hills, the brake pedal goes to the floor, there is an odor as if plastic was burning. Consumer has to pump brake pedal several times in order to stop vehicle. Dealership could not duplicate.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #7

Jun 112002

Malibu

  • miles

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

While trying to apply brakes the vehicle will accelerate. Consumer has to put vehicle in neutral position when applying brakes. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 202002

Malibu

  • miles
Pulling out of a driveway consumer hit another car, and vehicle would not stop. Cause unknown. Please provide any furhter information.

- Pound, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 312001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states there is vibration on the right side while applying brakes.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #4

Oct 102001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles

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

After vehicle sits for awhile, the brakes grab and squeal, dealer has replaced the front brake rotors and pads, rear brakes are noisy, dealer replaced rear drum assembly, cleaned and adjusted rear brakes, and greased backing plates, brake problem is not remedied.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 262002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
This is a government Agency. These cars are purchased as fleet vehicles. I have not had a problem at all with laqua Chevrolet, they have fixed these vehicles anytime there has been a problem. What I am very concerned with is, these brakes were just replaced last month and we are on the third set of brakes and rotors, and they had to be replaced again this month.. is there anything I can do regarding these 8 vehicles? I only sent you one of the VIN numbers, I have 7 more vehicles with the same problem. Thank you for your time and consideration to this matter. Nlm

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 312001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states there is vibration on the right side while applying brakes.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 102001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
After vehicle sits for awhile, the brakes grab and squeal, dealer has replaced the front brake rotors and pads, rear brakes are noisy, dealer replaced rear drum assembly, cleaned and adjusted rear brakes, and greased backing plates, brake problem is not remedied.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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