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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. change out the front brakes every 50k miles (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152009

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Since I got this car in 2003, I have had nothing but problems with the front left brake pad and rotor. The brake dust build-up is horrible. Ive had the brake pad split apart twice and the rotor just doesn't hold up well with a broken brake pad. I have also tried buying different types of brake pads but it's obviously a Chevy problem.

- , Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 022007

Malibu LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

The auto makers need to make the vehicles last a little longer before they start failing on you... come on GMAC- this is hard earned money that people spend on these chevy cars when they purchase them...

- , Teec Nos Pos, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 112007

(reported on)

Malibu LS V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles

It seems like I'm replacing brakes every 7,000 miles. Out of four cars, I've never replaced breakpads this much!!! This is very costly with all the other problems going on with this vehicle.

- , Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

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