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7.6

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$222.00
Average Mileage:
83,044 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replaced a resistor to the blower motor (4 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Malibu AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 302010

(reported on)

Malibu 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,894 miles

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

In 2006 the resister got burned. I replaced the full panel and got no heat from settings 1-4; the fan has to be on 5.

2008 same thing happened, just to find out I need a new fan! 2009 the same issue, again replaced the fan.

Over a period of 3 years I replaced a full panel and 2 fans.

- , Ajax, Ontario, Canada

problem #8

Dec 282009

Malibu LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

We bought the car in March 09. It has been a great car until the last month. It would be great now having the fan on 5 all the time for heat.

- , Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #7

Dec 312009

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

I was driving and noticed a burning smell (somewhat on the sweet side) and then I saw smoke coming from the vents. I pulled over. Upon further inspection I realized that air was no longer coming from the vents: 1-4 were dead.

Now setting 5 only works but the smell is still there and awful.

- , Cedar, UT, USA

problem #6

Jan 182007

Malibu ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

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

After several years of each setting on the control going out and only level 5 working I took it in to Chevy to have the intermittent turning signal issue fixed do to a special policy #04098. after having a conversation with a GM Rep who told me get it checked out and we will see if we can cover it was told today that it was not a big enough issue and they do not have enough complaints about it.I asked how many they needed as I have at 7 poeple with the same issue. They did not have answer. If you are having this issue please call GM @ 1-866-790-5700 and voice your complaint, that is what they are looking for. The more the better.

- , Naperville, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 102008

Malibu 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Seen other complaints. Chevy should consider this as a recall

- , Mays Landing, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 212008

Malibu L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

I've only had my car 6 years and plan to keep it many more. Also it hasn't been heavily used and abused as it only has 58,000 miles on it. The first four positions of the blower (1-4) just stopped working and it was very annoying. Also to repair it cost $45 for the part and hourly repair charge.

- , North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 292007

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,500 miles

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

Blower motor only works on five... stopped working on one, then two, then three, and now doesn't work on four... lost them one at a time

- , South Portland, ME, USA

problem #2

Nov 052007

Malibu LS 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

Apparently the blower motor has 2 resistors - one that controls the high and another that controls the four speeds below it...

- , Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 242007

(reported on)

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

My A/C/heater only works on 5. It really gets too cold or hot. But that is the only way it will blow. Any solutions please help.

- , Fordyce, AR, USA

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