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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 162006


  • miles


I have a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The turn signals/emergency flashers have been working intermittently. Your web site carries a NHTSA action number PE05055 related to 2002 Malibu's but when I called reliable Chevrolet in albuquerque nm to schedule to get my replacement switch, I was told it does not apply to my vehicle. I do not understand why.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #1

Apr 052005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The radio sometimes worked and sometimes didn't. after 7 trips, it was determined the problem was the amplifier. The radio worked for about a year and now is doing the same thing again. Also, the turn signals work when they feel like it. I had the dealer check and they said I needed a new switch. I did not get one as yet, but see where other owners are having the same issue. I have not received a recall, nor did the dealer inform me of the issue. I initially had trouble with the outside mirrors but they did remedy that. I get shocked (electrically) many times when I exit the car as do some of my passengers.

- Frostproof, FL, USA

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