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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 202010

Malibu

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that intermittently, the turn signal lights would not illuminate. In addition, the air bag warning light would intermittently illuminate on the instrument panel and the air conditioner blower motor would only function when set on high. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Port Jefferson Station, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 102002

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. While idling at a traffic light, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact made several attempts to restart the vehicle, and finally the engine turned over. The vehicle was driven to his residence and towed to an authorized dealer. The dealer replaced the air condition compressor. Previously, the engine gasket was replaced. Recently, the vehicle began riding roughly and was taken to the authorized dealer. The service technician stated that the failure was related to the fuel injector, which needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 062008

Malibu

  • 78,500 miles
Component: Air conditioner details: I am basically having the same trouble with my air conditioning. It will kick off. The air recirculation will also kick off and change to fresh air. It is driving me up a wall. I live in Georgia and not having an air conditioner is awful, but to have one that will work sometimes, is awful. I had this same problem in 2005. My car was still under an extended warranty. The dealer wrote: C/S ac will switch from recirculation to fresh air by itself. Also said at time it feels like the A/C is on when it's not. Heater control head has internal short causing it to switch by itself. Inspect and replace heater/ac control head. Parts $157.48, labor $142.50, tax $11.02. Total $311.80. This time I only had to pay $100 deductible. This was done on 7/28/05, invoice cvcs51146 at cartersville Chevrolet in cartersville, ga. Is this something that fails every 3 years!! it is a 2002 and failed the first time in 2005 and again now in 2008!!! will Chevrolet pay for this"?" they should.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #1

May 212006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am basically having the same trouble with my blower. Speeds 1, 2 and 3 do not work, but my air conditioning will kick off. The air recirculation will also kick off and change to fresh air. It is driving me up a wall. I live in Texas and not having an air conditioner is awful, but to have one that will work sometimes, is awful.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

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