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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,717 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


There is a clunking noise in the front suspension. It has been to 2 different dealers on three occasions. The noise still exists.

- Kingston, OK, USA

problem #1

Apr 272004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,434 miles
When driving on the expressway, when ever I brake the front end shook really hard, took the car in, rotors where warped, so the dealership replaced them. Back on the road the car shook even hard in the front end took to dealership and they fixed the problem and replaced the pads and now I have really loud sound when I stop and when I am on the express way there is a vibration when I go over 70mph. I have had this car a year and it has been in the shop more than 7 times for front end work from the lower control arms being replaced to the struts being defective and the GM rep I consault with tries to be helpful but the car is unsafe.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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