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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,333 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 112013


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. Approximately two years ago, the contact noticed that the headlight lenses were fogged. The fixtures were replaced and the contact noticed that the lenses and plugs were melted. The entire headlight assembly was replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- South Hampton, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 262003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Headlights, dashlights, go dim, flicker when step on brakes. Also heater fan slows down when step on brakes.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 222003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlights in my 2003 chev Malibu continualy stay fogged up with water inside the lens and Chevy is aware of the problem. I think it could cause potential problems with the lights working properly.

- Middletown, NY, USA

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