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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,590 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jul 262002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The turn signals work intermittently. There is no rhyme or reason for when it works or does not work. This is very dangerous when wnating to make a turn and not knowing if the turn signals are functioning.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #7

Nov 242002

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased this vechile and within a month of the date of purchase the turn signals began to work intermittently. They continue to work intermittently and sometimes suddenly begin working once they have been turned on and make a loud noise, sounding a warning noise which does not go away until you turn the signal off. I would say that my turn signals only work 25% of the time and would like to get a resolution/recall as this appears to be a common problem that should be corrected by the manufacturer at their cost.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 082003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
For the last three months the turn signals on my 2001 Chevrolet Malibu have worked intermitently. On several occasions I had to miss making a turn due to someone tailgating me and my turn signal not working. I didn't want to risk getting rear ended. I was told by the service department at the Chevrolet dealership that it probably was the hazard switch which I had replaced. Why isn't the replacement of this switch not covered by a recall. I requested the defective switch from the dealer and I have it in case GM wants it.

- Mattoon, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 262003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Intermittent turn signal failure of a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 042003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The turn signal light malfunctioned.

- Norcross, GA, USA

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problem #3

Jul 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Turn signal works sparraticly, sometimes working after pressing hazard light button.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 272003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
1) leaking coolant from intake manifold into engine, required gasket replacement and coolant / oil change 2) turn signals work intermittently, had to replace turn signal switch 3) A/C does not work, blows hot air, dealer unable to repair 4) brakes weak, vibrate. Replaced with after market components (powerslot rotors and performance friction carbon metallic pads) 5) automatic door locks inoperative, dealer unable to repair 6) poor fuel mileage, best is 28 mpg highway (cafe violation??) 7) starter failed, replaced with rebuilt unit.

- Tipton, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 172001


  • miles
Turn signals work intermittenly. At times, turn signals go completely out. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated if turn signals work in shop they can't fix problem.

- Manitowac, WI, USA

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