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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
74,250 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182008

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,500 miles


Like many others i found this site while looking up info on oil in antifreeze,and it looks like i am having the exact same problems as everybody else,I have not had any work done yet ,but it looks like i will have to in the near future,I have noticed oil in the water and i have had to add a little antifreeze one time,also have smelled antifreeze and have not found any on the ground under the car.Everyone is right GM does need to recall these cars and fix the problem.I also notice that there was a lawsuit against GM and Dexcool,but i never received any word about a lawsuit

- , Danville, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

so ive been told several times by many of my mechanic friends that i am not suppose to be driving my car because this problem could blow up my engine. which is not very good of course... this car is a pain. ive had the struts replace, wheel bearings replaced, my car makes a random honking noise during the winter.. great car ;(

- , Waterloo, IL, USA

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