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

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 112013


  • 70,000 miles


While traveling on interstate, relatively new Firestone affinity tire on the driver side rear developed a large bump and begin fraying. Recognized problem quickly and pulled over but could have caused a serious accident. Passenger side rear tire shows very little wear and no such issues, indicating that it was not worn out, just a bad quality tire.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #2

Sep 072011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact started the ignition and the low tire pressure warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel continuously until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who advised that the failure was contributed to a faulty tire pressure monitoring system, in which the technician reset. The failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired for most recent malfunction. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000... updated 02-07-13 updated 2/13/13 updated 02/14/2013

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 232004


  • miles
I had to replace the brakes on this car at 6,000 miles. Since then, I have had to replace them on a yearly occurrence, as well as rotors and wheel bearings. The breaks always sound like they are grinding and vibrating. I have had issues with the ABS light coming on. It has been 7 months since I had the rotors replaced, and I need new breaks again.

- Perkasie, PA, USA

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