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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


I purchased my car at robbins Chevrolet in houston, tx in 2001. I also purchased an extended warranty. I had been having acceleration problems with the car from the start. Last month the car would not start. I took it to robbins and they said it was the PCM module, which is under warranty. They said the PCM that was in my vehicle was not for a Chevy Malibu. Robbins said the PCM was for a Pontiac, which is a GM product. We have only had the vehicle serviced at robbins & landmark Chevy. Robbins wants us to pay for the PCM which is under warranty. I should not have to pay for a part that is under warranty. The part could have came from the factory or switched at the dealership. Do I need to take leagal action to get this problem solved"?" the service director is tommy morton

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 192003


  • 50,000 miles
The PCM light illuminated.

- Glanstone, NJ, USA

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