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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 172008


  • 0 miles


My grandson was critically inured while front seat passenger in 2002 Chevy Malibu, this vehicle cannot sustain impact of 30 mph or less to front passenger side without causing fatal if not critical injuries to passenger. No side airbag, no protection whatsoever. Rated with three stars...... ridiculous. My grandson lost one lung and part of his bronchial tube because there is no safety measurements on this vehicle to protect front passenger.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 282008


  • 70,000 miles
Heard noise in front end when turning. Was told the engine cradle was almost rusted on R side and 2 stabilizer links were no longer connected. 2002 Chevy Malibu - inquired about warranty from dealer and dealer claimed these items are not covered by warranty.

- Smithville, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 152002


  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle would shake & vibrate while driving. Dealer notified and inspected the vehicle and determined the frame was crack. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Akeland, FL, USA

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