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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,100 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - exterior problems

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 262020


  • miles


I have had to change the passenger caliper and rotors twice because the bolts for the caliper keeps popping out and the bolts for the bracket keeps popping out.. my windshield wiper on the passenger side went out last month..last night the car wouldnżT start up anymore when I do turn the key the lights come on but when I try to start the car up I get a clicking noise, the radio kept going in and out also. Now my O2 sensors and tripping. Iżve had to change the egr valve because it kept getting stuck in open position and I also changed the belt

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Dec 262012


  • 142,200 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving in rainy weather, the windshield wipers failed. The contact stated that the wipers crossed over each other and stopped working. The contact then moved off the roadway and manually dislodged the wipers however, they would not move. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the linkages needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in any recall. The failure mileage was 142,200.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

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