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2003 Chevrolet Malibu exhaust system problems

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

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Nov 272008


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2003 Chevy Malibu with 88K. During routine oil change was advised of oil in coolant. Upon taking to mechanic was told I had bad head/intake gasket and needed replaced, estimate cost $2400. Upon researching farther I found out that this is common on some GM vehicles with the same engine and that in fact a class action lawsuit had been settled in California earlier this year. In any case, I'm stuck with the bill on a repair that was caused by the coolant that the GM used and required as apart of the warranty.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

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