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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 232003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


2002 Malibu. Rotors and pads have had to be replaced 3 times and pads alone once in 35000 miles. Chevrolet customer assistance says there is nothing wrong with the car. 3 different service departments have told me that this is a common problem with Malibu's and Grand Am's. brakes will be completely redesigned for 2004. Why redesign if there is no problem??

- West Monroe, NY, USA

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