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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 292006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


Seat belt buckle on driver's side does not latch. No matter how often the belt tab is inserted into the buckle it will not latch. The release button is not stuck in. Attempted to lubricate buckle with wd-40, but no luck.

- Somerdale, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 202001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When installing car seat and putting seat around vehicle buckles would lock into seat belt. Contacted dealer and the dealer was not willing to do anything. Consumer stated that the child car seat does not fit with the vehicle's new latch system and the rear seat belt does not lock properly.

- Hollywood, AL, USA

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