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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,733.00
Average Mileage:
62,574 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. complete body work (1 reports)
  3. replaced right rear quarter panel (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 032006

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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

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body is rusting body is rusting body is rusting body is rusting body is rusting

HOW CAN GM GET AWAY WITH HAVING A KNOWN ISSUE AND HAVE ANY COPABILITY(SP) FOR SUCH POOR WORKMANSHIP? PEOPEL WORK HARD FOR MONEY AND THE EXPECTATION IS THAT AN AMERICAN MADE PRODUCT WOULD AT BARE MINIMUN NOT "ROT" FROM UNDERNEATH YOUR FEET.

AMERICAN PRIDE USED TO BE INSTILLED IN ALL OF US TO WORK HARD TO FINISH YOUR WORK PROPERLY AND COMPLETELY.

HOW CAN WE EXPECT ANYTHING DIFFERENT FROM OUR CHILDREN GOING FORWARD WHEN WE SET SUCH POOR EXAMPLES. ESPECIALLY IF WE DO NOT MAKE GOOD ON OUR ERRORS. WE NEED TO START SOMEWHERE.

I AM COMPELLLED TOO BUY FOREIGN AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT I'M GETTING FOR MY "AMERICAN DOLLAR" (MUCH MUCH BETTER QUALITY)

ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU PURCHASED A "MADE IN USA" PRODUCT THAT YOU ACTUALLY DISPOSED OF THE CARTON YOU PURCHASED IT IN WITHOUT HAVING REMORSE BECAUSE YOU NEEDED TO RETURN THE PRODUCT WITH THE CARTON YOU BROUGHT IT HOME IN?

- , Gorham, ME, USA

problem #5

Nov 112008

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,444 miles

I love the car but it is rusting around the gas tank and I did have it fixed some what by my brother and it came back and I saw another Malibu same year and the owner told me it was a manufacture defect but i never heard any thing and I don't have a warranty on the car. can i report and get it fixed for no cost?

- , Albany, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 022009

Malibu LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I hate it that my paint is peeling off around the gas tank it makes the whole car look like s---t.

- , Corning, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 052008

Malibu Sedan V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

My car is rusting around the gas cap. The dealer pretty much said too bad for you as the warranty is over and if I want it fixed, it will be $2400 or more. The paint is literally peeling off the car!

- , Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 142004

Malibu L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles

I did not do anything about the rust that started around the gas cap but it continued to get worse and bigger and you could tell it was moving in all directions. After a number of years, I met some people (different ones) who told me that my car shouldn't be rusting like that. So I went to the dealership and checked on it. This I had not done until June 2008 so the warranty was way over. They agreed it should not have happened and took my car in and replaced the rear quarter panel. It looks great now but they had the car for 3 weeks (very inconvenient) and the decals on the car are different now due to they must not have the ones that were on the original 2002 Malibu LS. They did not charge me for the repair but I saw the invoice and it was around $2200.00. Good thing I didn't have to pay.

- , North Ridgeville, OH, USA

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problem #1

Jan 012008

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

I had paid to have my car rust protected...the warranty people say it's a mfg defect and won't cover it. The dealer says it's the warranty people place to pay for repairs...anyone know a good lawyer who specializes in car complaints?????

- , Marion, OH, USA

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