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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,184 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122010


  • 100,367 miles


2003 Chevy Malibu passlock passive security system failure. The passlock system engages on my car frequently. It costs over $245 to reset and $800 to fix. I did an internet search and thousands of other GM car owners with passlock systems are having the problem. My car will suddenly stop while driving and I've narrowly avoided serious accidents because of it. Other times it will simply not start.

- Burlingame, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 072007


  • 46,000 miles
I own a 2003 Chevy mailbu. I have had numerous problems with the anitfreeze draining out. I have had it in the shop a couple times and have had the manifold intake gasket replaced. This was very expensive for a single mom on a budget. The problem still persists. I have also started having problems with the theft system light coming on and preventing the car from starting. I can turn it to "on" and get it started after 10 minutes, but this is bothersome when I am in a hurry. I think that GM should have these problems under recall and pay to have them fixed.

- Linden, AL, USA

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