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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,234 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.

2003 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 132009

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the electronic fuel pump had to be replaced in his vehicle. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle shut off in the middle of the road. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel other than the battery indicator, which remained illuminated. He stated that this failure has been occurring for quite some time. The vehicle was towed by a mechanic and then repaired. The dealer stated that there were no recalls for his vehicle. The failure mileage was 94,000. Updated 6/8/09 updated 06/11/09.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 182008


  • 117,000 miles
The contact's spouse owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle shut off without warning, failed to restart, and had to be towed to the contact's residence. The contact suspected that the fuel pump failed. There is an open investigation (PE07033) regarding the fuel pump. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 117,000.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #4

May 122007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
Fuel pump failure on highway.

- London On, 00, USA

problem #3

Jun 172005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 66,405 miles


06/17/05 car stopped with no warning on a hot day with 4 kids not good! cylinder 2.188/ BCM 2.560 08/01/05 car stopped with no warning hot day 3 kids heading out of town! module3.107/fuel filter 3.890 just purchased the vehicle 01/28/05.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 232004

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
Defect with electronic fuel pump system on 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle would stall unless the gas pedal was continuously pump down. When this was necessary the driver had to keep one foot on the gas and the other foot on the brake to keep the vehicle from stalling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on two separate occasions. The first time they could find the cause of the problem. The second time they replaced the fuel pump. After the pump was replaced the problem recurred. Since the stalling is intermittent the manufacturer refuses to address and permanently rectify the problem.

- Westbury, NY, USA

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problem #1

May 182004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The driver tried to restart the vehicle and was able to start it. The driver drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the fuel pump needed to be replaced and replaced it, but the problem still continued.

- Calverton, NY, USA

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