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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,907 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 072014

Malibu

  • 127,980 miles

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

I experienced a sudden tread separation on a goodrich passenger tire, leading to immediate and complete tire deflation. Luckily, I had just pulled out of a parking lot and was traveling <5mph. On inspection, the other 3 tires showed initial signes of similar failure, and all have been replaced.

- York, PA, USA

problem #10

Apr 102011

Malibu

  • 8,000 miles
I am on my third gooryear viva 2 that wobbles at 65 mph and has eventual knot or bubble and fails.

- Tonganoxie, KS, USA

problem #9

Sep 272009

Malibu

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu with tbc sigma touring tires, dot # 3psje371406. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph he felt a vibration from the passenger side tire. Upon further inspection, he noticed that the tire had blown-out. No repairs have been made. The tire has not been inspected by the dealer.. the failure and current mileages were 5000.

- Palm Beach Garden, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 082004

(reported on)

Malibu

  • 45,000 miles

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

Both passenger side tires were flat a month after purchase because the air was seeping out. The both tires were replaced with the same make and model. However, rear passenger side tire blew out while driving on the highway.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 202003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed the original front and rear tires were rotten from inside to outside, and are leaking air. Firestone model, size, and dot# unknown. Please provide detailed information.

- Delaware, OH, USA

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problem #6

Sep 032003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle experienced a tire blow out. The tire had a nail in it which caused it to go flat. The local dealership patched the tire instead of replacing it with a new one per consumer. Twelve miles later, the same to blew again. A sheriff who was dispatched to the scene told the consumer to return to the dealership and demand a new tire. The failed tire was in shred's. the dealership stated they didn't have a new Firestone tire compatible with her vehicle in stock. Consumer found this hard to believe and thought she may qualify for the Firestone tire recall. In addition, consumer felt buyers should have a choice as to whether or not they want a doughnut or a new tire as a spare.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 292002

Malibu

  • miles

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

The right front tire became flat at 75 mph on I-15 in the California desert. When I stopped the car and examined the tire, I found that the tire was completely shredded and the car was resting on the metal rim. The only tire residue were the tire beads on the inside of the rim. The inside of the wheel-well had extensive damage to all the mud shields, indicative of the tire thread seperating from the tire. The outside temperature at the time was 81 degrees. Drove 30 miles into the next town on the "doughnut" tire, and found a tire dealer. Bought 4 new non-Firestone tires. While the car was up on the rack, I examined the other three tires. They all showed the thread wear indicators. Mileage on the tires at this time was 14,750 miles. Called the manufacturer Firestone several weeks later and they said they would not recompense me because I did not have the damaged tire. I told them it was in thousands of pieces on the California desert, but they still would not give me satisfaction. Nor would General Motors give me satisfaction for the same reason.

- Washington Terrace, UT, USA

problem #4

Sep 282002

Malibu

  • miles
Drivers side front tire had belt blown out, while remaining three tires were on the verge of having belts blow out as well. Both inflation and tread wear were indicative of those facts previously mentioned.

- Carmichaels, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 202001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had vehicle for one month and had balanced tires twice, while driving over 55 mph the vehicle shakes, consumer pulled into traffic while driving 50 mph, vehicle fishtailed and experienced rollover, causing one injury, possibly faulty tires, Firestone affinity touring T-2, P215/60R15, claim 53-C796-229.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 012002

Malibu

  • miles
When braking vehicle would shake. Took vehicle to dealer, and they stated it was tires. Consumer went to Firestone, and had tires replaced. However, problem reoccurred. Dealer wont look at vehicle.

- Livingston, LA, USA

problem #1

Jul 202001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had vehicle for one month and had balanced tires twice, while driving over 55 mph the vehicle shakes, consumer pulled into traffic while driving 50 mph, vehicle fishtailed and experienced rollover, causing one injury, possibly faulty tires, Firestone affinity touring T-2, P215/60R15, claim 53-C796-229.

- Houston, TX, USA

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