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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,529 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.

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #1

Jul 052012


  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that in early May 2012 she was unable to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who reprogrammed the key. The failure continued. The vehicle was then taken to a private mechanic, who diagnosed no failure. The manufacturer was notified and provided a case number which was not available. The manufacturer advised to take the vehicle back to the dealer. The dealer again diagnosed that there was no failure. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was 88,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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