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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 312014


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the frame separated from the vehicle causing it to flip and crash into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained head and neck injuries which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Carthage, MS, USA

problem #1

Mar 231999


  • miles
I went to the dealershop for complaints of squeaking in "tires" and T2222he undercarriage felt lose over small bumps. I got the steering gear assembly replaced for $1,200 and declined the other repairs at this time. With the car only being 3 years old, I shouldn't have any major repairs! I have already contacted customer service. With the new steering assembly, the undercarriage still feels loose. I can feel it under my feet. To add to the problem, the 1 and 2 blowers don't work! they worked fine when I first took the car in! when it came out of the shop, they didn't work. I will continue to get these problems solved.2

- Durham, NC, USA

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