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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,042 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 052004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,042 miles


Brake lights went out and when I changed them there was water in the light caseing, so when I took the bulb out the circut board got corrosion from the water and there was no lights at all after I replaced the bulbs. I took car in to bergstrom Chevrolet and got a dianogstic, which said circut boards where inop and that costed me $47.17. 8/21/04 I got lights fixed and that costed $176.24 I had to come out of my pocket, becasue the extended warrianty wouldn't cover cost. I feel this should be a recall, because water should have never gotten into the lights.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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