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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,255 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #138

Feb 102015

Malibu

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V400000 (electrical system) however, the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Peekskill, NY, USA

problem #137

Jul 012014

Malibu

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact shifted the vehicle into park and reinserted the key into the ignition in order to restart the vehicle. Also, the contact mentioned that while driving at 30 mph, the turn signal lights and hazard lights failed to work intermittently and the ABS warning light illuminated. A day later, while driving 20 mph, the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact had to apply excessive force to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the master brake cylinder and turn signal relay switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Gwynn Oak, MD, USA

problem #136

Oct 062014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the recall only included sport model. In addition, the contact then stated the key was difficult to remove from the ignition switch. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure mileage was unknown. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #135

Mar 122013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer states got repairs done due to recall. But have yet to receive reimbursement. The consumer stated the vehicle would not start. The ignition cylinder was replaced.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #134

Jan 012015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer paid for repairs for recall that was issued out on car. Would like reimbursement. The consumer stated the vehicle shut off, while driving down the street, he was bale to re-start the vehicle. When the consumer arrived home, he was unable to get the key out of the ignition.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #133

Dec 012014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The consumer had to replace the entire ignition switch mechanism three years ago due to circuitry problems, key warm to touch, etc.....

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #132

May 122014

Malibu

  • 73,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on several occasions. In addition, the key was extremely difficult to turn in order to start the vehicle. The contact also stated that the fuel gauge and the ventilation controls failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #131

Dec 112014

Malibu

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the ignition switch remained in the on position, causing the battery to drain. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V4000000 (electrical system), but the recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.......updated 01/12/15

- Colombus Ohio, OH, USA

problem #130

Dec 112014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #129

Oct 132014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Replaced ignition lock cylinder with passlock

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #128

May 052014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer states two keys are being used. One for the doors and trunk, and another for the ignition after ignition lock cylinder and sensor were replaced. The consumer is requesting reimbursement. Also, the fuel pump and fuel filter were replaced.

- Madera, CA, USA

problem #127

Dec 012014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 chevroelt Malibu. Consumer is uncertain as to what the recalls instructions are pertaining to her vehicle.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #126

Jun 062009

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
Removed and replaced lock cylinder. Monitor sensor only holds steady when wiggling key. The consumer the ignition lock cylinder was replaced, prior to the recall announcement.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #125

May 272014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Malibu vehicle would not start, replace ignition switch the consumer stated the vehicle failed to start on two separate occasions. The first time the incident happened, the security light was on and the ignition switch was loose. The second time, the ignition switch was replaced.

- Belding, MI, USA

problem #124

Nov 072014

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). After the vehicle was repaired at the dealer, it became more difficult to eject the key from the ignition. The contact stated that a key is no longer required to start the vehicle. The contact can turn the ignition knob with his hand. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Baldwing Park, CA, USA

problem #123

Jun 222012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to GM recall #14350.* ld the consumer experienced a problem with the ignition switch, in which the vehicle stalled several times while driving. The ignition switch was replaced.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #122

Aug 012014

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while approaching a stop light, the the brake pedal was depressed but failed to operate causing the vehicle to crash into the rear of the another vehicle. The air bags failed to deployed. The police report was filed. The passenger from the other vehicle sustained unknown injuries which required medical attention. The independent mechanic diagnosed that the ignition switch caused the brakes to fail. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred and the contact mentioned that the key would fail to release from the ignition.the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #121

Oct 242014

Malibu

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key failed to turn into any position in the ignition switch preventing the contact from turning the vehicle on. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #120

Sep 272013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to GM recall #14350.* ld the consumer stated she maybe entitled to a refund, as she experienced two failures with the ignition switch. The repair shop replaced the ignition tumbler and ignition switch.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #119

Oct 162014

Malibu

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key was shaken several times in order to start or shut down the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where there was no failure determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Detroit , MI, USA

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