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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,272 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 102007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The hazard lights failed. They began working intermittently, but were blinking very fast. Currently, the hazard lights do not work at all. The dealer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 02V107000 (exterior lighting:headlights) and investigation number PE05055 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch exterior lighting: Turn signal:switch). The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 133,000 and failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 03/26/08. The consumer has replaced bulbs and fuses in an attempt to correct the problem

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #8

Apr 132006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,207 miles
: the contact stated the turn signals and hazard flashing light work intermittently. There is an NHTSA recall, #03V327000, regarding the exterior lighting: Hazard flashing warning lights: Switch. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #7

Jan 222006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,241 miles
Intermittent turn signal failure. After briefly turning on the hazard lights, the turn signals will sometimes work for a short period of time, but inevitably they fail again soon afterward.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #6

Jan 242006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


: the contact states the turn signal lights and warning lights work intermittently. This occurs while the vehicle is in use, and it has been going on for over a year. The vehicle was never taken to a mechanic. There is a recall, #03V327000 concerning the hazard flashing warning light switch. The vehicle is experiencing the same problems as the recall, however it is not included in the recall due to the year of the vehicle.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 012005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The vehicle is a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, the turn signals and the hazard lights only work about 25 percent of the time. This problem started after 32,000 miles and on around the first of April of 2005. Sometimes when flipping on the lights they will work, then go off without warning. At times after flipping the lights on they will not come on and then after driving further they will all of a sudden turn on. The lights would have to be in the on position before it will come on. The problem occurs in any type of weather and under any driving conditions. The consumer contacted GM and they told her to get a diagnostic test ran on the vehicle, and afterwards that they would get in contact with the dealer and get some kind of payment figured out. The consumer has not contacted the dealership as of now. The consumer states that she knows that it is the same problem they are having with the 2000 & 2001, and those models were recalled.

- Carnegie, PA, USA

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problem #4

Jul 112005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of turn signals on 2002 Chevy Malibu probably due to faulty hazard switch

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 202005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


I bought my Chevrolet 2002 Malibu brand new and have owned it for three years, just two months ago it started having intermittent turn signal problems. I have tried little things like manually using turn signals and turning them off prior to turn completion, restarting the car, and using my hazzard lights to trigger the turn signals to work. Sometimes these things will work momentarily, other times they have no effect. Also I am noticing my hazard lights do not always work, and sometimes they will interrupt my turn signal from working and other times my turn signal will cause the hazard lights to turn off! this has almost caused several accidents for me, is a very dangerous situation. The dealership will not help me, my car is just past the warranty period and they want to test it for a rather large fee. Although my research on this problem has told me that GM has not fixed the problem in 2002, but possibly in 2001, and 2000 models. I am very disappointed, and will not own a Chevy again.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The turn signals and the hazard lights worked intermittently. Dealer stated it was not covered under warranty.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn light does not function sometimes. There is a recall for vehicles make year 2000 and 2001. I have 2002 make car.

- North Bergen, NJ, USA

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