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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,963 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

problem #13

Jul 102005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Turn signals on my 2001 Chevy Malibu stopped working. The bulbs aren't burned out so must be an electrical problem (I'm guessing) at first the signals would work for a few days then stop for a day but now its been 4 days and the signals don't work at all. Also the air conditioning system doesn't "blow" on levels 1-4 only on level 5.

- Wilmington, IL, USA

problem #12

Dec 052004

Malibu 3-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,300 miles
Turn signals won't work intermittently.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #11

Dec 042004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
I have had the brakes and rotors replaced twice since buying the car in April of 2001. I took the car to jim butler Chevrolet for the turn signal/flasher problem which was later recalled and I was reimbursed. I took it to don darr Chevy which fixed a faulty switch operating the air conditioner/switching to outside air. I had the car towed to dobbs when it would not start, they said it was the fuel pump and assembly module. Today, jim butler Chevrolet replaced the lock cylinder and ignition switch because of the theft system light and the car not starting.but was unable to find the cause of the daytime running lights not working. Oh! but they noticed a recall on the hazard lights and replaced it. They were the one who replaced it the first time. I also told them of the over crank/grinding noise after the car is started, happens occasionally. They could not duplicate, so no repair. I am not happy with this car or Chevy because of all the problems and the expense it has caused and cost me. I used to hold Chevrolet in high regard, but can no longer recommend anyone owning one.

- Cedar Hill, MO, USA

problem #10

Aug 252004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,800 miles

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

Exterior hazard warning light faield to illuminate intermittently. Dealership was notified with GM manifactor but did not resolve the problem.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 072003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
The turn signals stop working at times. You never know when you get into the car whether they will work or not. There must be something wrong with the flasher or something. I have seen other complaints about this on the Malibu on the internet.

- Richmond, KY, USA

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problem #8

May 102003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Turn signals on 2001 Chevrolet Malibu quit working at unpredictable times. Thru trial and error, discovered that by turning on hazard flashers and then off, that turn signals would then work. Contacted dealer, and was told " that is a common problem, most likely hazard switch". when next in for service, (June 17, 2003) had problem checked, and hazard switch was replaced, at a cost of $119.50. If this is a "common problem "(as I see it is by a number of service bulletins and defect investigations on NHTSA web site) and apparrently a known defect, it should be covered by a recall, or "unwritten extended warranty".

- Hopkins, MN, USA

problem #7

May 172003

Malibu

  • 65,000 miles

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

Turning light has failed due to an an electrical short.

- Pocono Lake, PA, USA

problem #6

May 192003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,420 miles
Intermittent or total failure of exterior turn signal lights and the instrument panel turn signal indicator lights on 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Sometimes turning on the hazard lights a few times will restart the turn signals. Replacing the fuse does not fix the problem.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 302002

Malibu

  • miles
The turn signals fail on vehicle. You will go to change lanes, they will be working then they stop working. I contacted miller Chevrolet who said they were unaware of any problems. I then contacted phalen Chevrolet who stated there have been multiple hazard switch failures causing this problem but no one knew why. This is a very dangerous condition for a lot of cars on the street to have, and may be a item that should be repaired under recall before there are some deaths.

- Burbank, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 022002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer notice turn signal would work intimately after repeated use. Dealer has been contacted. Nlm

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 012001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

All turn signals stop working intermittently. To get them to work consumer has to turn on hazard lights 4-5 times to get turn signals to come on. Dealer cannot duplicate problem.

- Knox, ME, USA

problem #2

May 032002

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Flasher turn signals work intermittently when driving.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 062001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Turn singals work intermittently. At times, turn signals go completely out.

- Waterford, MI, USA

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