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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
87,715 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new transmission (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Malibu transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 142014

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,789 miles


2001 Chevy Malibu, a complete piece of crap, I would never recommend this car to anyone. Everywhere I look I see problem after problem with this car. It starts with loss of power, than slippage, and boom, no reverse no neutral, trans is shot. It's so expensive to get the trans rebuilt, no car for work, lost time, money, love life, everything, because of this waste of metal.

Never ever buy this freaking year Malibu "YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!!!" Thanks I feel a little better, Mike.

- , Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 062005

Malibu LS 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,641 miles

Basically, The previous owner of the car had the transmission go out on him really early in the cars life. Just thought i would report it while I was adding the cars other problems to the site. Sounds like he just got super unlucky though.

- , Calgary, AB, Canada

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