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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012010


  • miles


Neither of the lap/shoulder belts hold tight. The plastic that surrounds the metal buckle has cracked and the belts will no longer keep a tight fit. Child safety seats cannot be installed because the belts will not hold them in place. I called the dealer and was told the seat belts are no longer under warranty.

- Fredericksburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 092010


  • 80,000 miles
The rear shoulder belts do not hold tight. A pastic piece broke of the buckel. It no longer hold tight causing child seats to move when buckled in.

- Springfield, OR, USA

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