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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,115 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Apr 112003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,478 miles

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

At approximately 30000 miles my car started hesitating when starting. The dealer could find no fault and I kept driving with only periodic problems. Then my gas gauge, radio, engine check light and passive alarm system kept coming on. At, 43,000 miles the car would not start. The dealer said the key had lost its memory but I still kept having the same problems. At, 48,354 miles the car totally went out. After having the car for several days the dealer said it was the ignition switch. Under California law the ignition system is covered to 50,000 miles but the dealer stated teh ignition switch is not part of the ignition system. After writting Chevy complaint dept many times I got no where because all they do is calll the dealer, they do not go with an independent body just the dealer that gave me the advice in the first place. I had the dealer return the bad part to me and want to know if this part is covered. I paid $400 to have it fixed. The dealer did give me a $75 credit because it was never my key memory they stated it was the ignition switch the entire time. Now, the car is at 54,000 miles and coolant is leaking around, in and near the engine. I have kept this car in good repair and have all receipts. These major parts should not be wearing down this fast. The dealer had to change the hazard switch shortly after I first got the car.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

May 312002

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and without warning, all of electrical outlets went out, resulting in windows/radio, and air conditioning becoming inoperative. Dealer has been notified about the occurring problem on more than one occasion; however, had no remedy for problem. The speedometer is the only thing operable on the dash. Upon starting the vehicle the only thing operable was the radio. Consumer didn't report the defect because all systems started working on their own. This problem has been reoccuring. There has been two attempts at repair but to no avail. The cause was the ignition switch shorted causing the power accessories circuit connector to melt.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

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