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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,045 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 102011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel system, transmission, cooling system and power steering needed to be flushed. The spark plugs, fuel filters, and hub kit were replaced. However, the failure persisted. The vehicle was returned to the independent mechanic who replaced the ignition switch. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 01/06/15

- Hazelpark , MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 032012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 128,090 miles
I walked out the door ready to go to work got in the car turned the key it would not start. So first I had to wake someone up with a phone call because this is our only car. Got a ride to work late and called the place where I am buying this car for them to tow it two miles to there shop and charge me seventy eight dollars. I get the call from them saying its the fuel pump(another common unnecessary fix that you here repeat over and over. He also said the antitheft light was on and that I somehow demagnitized the key(wasn't possible because I was given a all silver key no chip in it) so that cost almost a extra hundred for the after im riding almost fine torque could be more V6ish but I digress Tuesday Sep 4 2012 not a month later it doesn't start again, and again on my way to work. This time I had it towed and by the time it made it to the mechanic its was starting fine. I don't make enough money to continuously worry about this obvious widespread problem with GM vehicles made from 99-05. If whoever reads this types in my car wont start 2002 Chevy Malibu, and just read the different peoples story's and see videos. In conclusion GM must recall these vehicles and fix these problems. Im a long time GM supporter of there american made cars and trucks. I've owned a 1989 Cadillac biaritz, 1999 Chevy surburban, and now this 2002 chevey Malibu.ive been lucky I read about a guy whose antitheft acted up while he was driving with his child. Recall and save lives and headaches.

- Vero Beach, GA, USA

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