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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
77,740 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 302012

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,671 miles


The electrical system in the 2001 Malibu is so fu@ked up I can't describe it.

- , Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

problem #4

Jul 022013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,514 miles

Well, first of all Malibu arent that bad of a car. Its just need to be taken care such as the basics; checking water or the oil, etc. The problem I have is my car was working fine yesterday and I think I had left the wipers on. The next day my car dont want turn on so we jump start the car for a few minutes and left Malibu on. When i turned off car it didnt want to turn on again so we tried again. This time i took it around the block but then the dash needle of the gas when down to E and the thermometer went down to C and my steering wheel got stiffed and couldnt move and as I stopped it died. My friend tried jumping it and it turned on again but battery dies again. What can it be? Is it the battery? Do i have to charge battery for at least 2 to 3hrs to see if it works completely or get a new battery. On the other hand can it be the alternator?

- , Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 022011

Malibu 3100 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,231 miles

I have yet to try and get my car back to the mechanic I just had the car repaired on April 12,2011. Now its doing it all over again. The theft light is blinking. I have a child to get to school everyday and also have to pick her up. GM wake up and fix your passive theft device, it is causing headaches and breaking the bank to people who live on fixed incomes that can't afford to keep repairing the same problem. This should definitely be a recall on GM's part.

- , Seminole, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 122009

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

my car keeps dying on me.and before it dies every thing shuts down. it is so scary because it even shuts down the power steering.i will never buy another gm car.

- , Plant City F, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 272009

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,282 miles

Wife's friend and my aunt own 2001 Malibus with low kilometers....several times the cars have experienced battery failure.....both have had batteries replaced in last six months . Dealership and other mechanics are no help....major inconvenience !

- , Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

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