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

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 3 of 8)

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problem #118

Oct 142014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

I am issuing a complaint regarding your id number for recall 14V400. GM recall number 14350. This recall does not fix the problem of the ignition shutting off during driving. It is merely a band aid. I want National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to re-open this recall and force GM to actually fix the problem with a new safe key slot or ignition switch, or whatever will actually stop this extremely dangerous problem. This is outrageous that you administration has allowed such nonsense.

- Aumsville, OR, USA

problem #117

Oct 102014

Malibu

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that after servicing the vehicle under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), the vehicle stalled. The failure occurred on two occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Bristol, VT, USA

problem #116

Mar 012011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who replaced the ignition switch and the keys. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000. Updated 11/24/14 the consumer stated the manufacturer refused to honor the recall reimbursement. Updated 08/13/2015

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

problem #115

Jun 282012

Malibu

  • 59,148 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 blower for the air conditioning system malfunctioned and the power windows failed to go back up after being rolled down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,148. Updated 11/20/14

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #114

Aug 252014

Malibu

  • 93,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while approaching a stop light, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle would hesitate to start and had to try several times to get the vehicle started. The dealer diagnosed that the ignition needed to be repaired. The vehicle had not been repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Trenton , NJ, USA

problem #113

Sep 022013

Malibu

  • 175,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The failure occurred twice. The independent mechanic repaired the ignition switch. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 175,000.

- Auburndale, FL, USA

problem #112

Jun 212014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Submission from constituent re GM recall. 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The consumer stated on June 21, 2014 her vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, where it was determined, the ignition switch and lock cylinder needed to be replaced. The consumer eventually received a recall notice. She went back to the dealer, for reimbursement. However, the dealer stated that neither the notice or document id was composed in the way to acknowledge that due to the timing of the notification, that there would be some ignition systems that would be replaced free of charge, as a consequence due to the lateness of the key defect replacement notification.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #111

Sep 222014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #110

Sep 112014

Malibu

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the key fob was not functioning to lock and unlock the door. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the parts were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. Also, the dealer did not indicate when they would be able to reprogram the fob. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- O'fallon, IL, USA

problem #109

Oct 102004

Malibu

  • 69,397 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle has been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 69,397.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #108

Jul 062006

Malibu

  • 48,000 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 while driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled without notice. The engine restarted after several attempts and the vehicle resumed normal function. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician replaced the pass lock sensor, the housing and the key cylinder. The failure recurred. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Surpise, AZ, USA

problem #107

Apr 072010

Malibu

  • 100,597 miles
This Malibu had blinker and interior lighting problems. The blinkers were either inoperative or worked intermittently. The interior drive panel lighting was either inoperative or worked intermittently. The panel would go black while driving at night so as not to allow the speed of the vehicle to be seen or anything else on the panel to be seen.

- Gillette, WY, USA

problem #106

Apr 232014

Malibu

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the power steering malfunctioned and the steering wheel seized. As a result, the vehicle crashed into ditch. The contact sustained an injury to the forehead and it was unknown if a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. After the failure, the contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign 14V400 (electrical system). The approximate failure was 87,000.

- Middle River , MD, USA

problem #105

Aug 152008

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Anti-theft system prevents car from starting. Falsely detects that ignition key is not the correct key for this automobile, even thou this key has been used to start the car thousands of times. To overcome the problem driver must turn off ignition, turn key to on position and wait approximately 10 minutes for the computer to register the key as being correct, turn the ignition key to off and then turn it to start to get the car started. This has happened to us at least 100 times during the past 6 years. GM service says the remedy is to replace the ignition switch at a cost of $400. This problem has been frequently reported by hundreds of thousands of GM 1998 thru 2006 automobile owners. I believe this is an engineering defect and should be repaired for free by GM. This is a safety issue with these cars and trucks.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #104

Nov 112013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 87,708 miles
I have never received a notice that my 2001 Chevy Malibu was involved in any recall. Starting Nov. 11, 2013, the ignition system would shut off when driving. My mechanic replaced a relay and checked the electrical connections for a total charge of $297.46 including towing. The problem continued so on 12/24/13 with electrical diagnosis and replacement of the body control module, I incurred a charge of $813.20. With the two charges totaling $1,110.20 I feel now related to the key set issue. Fortunately I just use the car in town and have not driven on freeways at higher speeds because I recognized the potential existed for some kind of hazardous condition.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #103

Jul 172013

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after several attempts. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Old Orchard Beach , ME, USA

problem #102

May 052008

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch problems and repairs. The consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced on May 8, 2008, at a cost of $ $343.06. On March 26, 2009, the vehicle would not start. April 14, 2009, the ignition switch was replaced again, at a cost of $ $315.86. On September 10, 2010, the ignition lock and cylinder were replaced at a cost of $ $457.07. The consumer no longer owns the vehicle.

- North East, PA, USA

problem #101

Jul 242002

Malibu

  • miles
2001 Chevy Malibu. Flashers do not work, turn signal fails, only works intermittent, most all the time does not work. I tried to get the recall and dealership said it was already repaired from previous owner. Turn signals never worked only intermittently since I bought the car used. And the signal lights on sides of car have not worked at all to knowledge. This is just not right. If it was repaired properly, then I should have never had this problem.continues to be a crash/ safety risk! thank you.

- Norwood, OH, USA

problem #100

Jun 172014

Malibu

  • miles
Anti theft passlock system, 2001 Chevy Malibu. Locked me out for 3 time and will not allow me to start my car. 6 months ago had ignition switch changed out worked fine until repeated times being locked, won't start no matter how many times it is put through relearned cycle. Now may loose my job, can not go to work for days now.

- Norwood, OH, USA

problem #99

Oct 012007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 73,536 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,536 and the current mileage was 100,000. Updated 07/01/14

- Norristown, PA, USA

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