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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 162004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


The consumer was unable to wear the seat belt properly because the driver's seat belt would not retract back and forth. The rack and pinion had a bad leak. The gas gauge did not work properly.

- Deweyville, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 292004

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
When turning the steering wheel vehicle made a clanking noise. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who claimed that this vehicle was having the same symptoms as stated in NHTSA recall 03V527000 affecting Chevrolet, Malibu, 1997-1998 concerning steering gear bearings. However, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. In addition, bearing in steering snaps eveyrtime wheel is turned.

- Beloit, WI, USA

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