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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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 engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The contact stated the vehicle continued to accelerate after releasing the gas pedal. The first time when the problem occurred the vehicle worked properly after tapping the gas pedal. After the third time the vehicle was taken to a dealership, who determined that the problem was the throttle sticking. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense.

- Shoreham, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 072004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Car parked all day in hot summer sun. Gradually decelerate for traffic signal by easing off gas pedal. Excessive braking required due to gas pedal stuck. I believe a component of the gas pedal inside the passenger compartment is expanding due to interior temperature causing binding in gas pedal component. Once passenger compartment cools down pedal operates normally.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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