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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,667 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

lights problem

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 222004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My first issue is with the lights on the Malibu. My light developed condensation in them which in the rear caused the light to glow dim, and caused E to get pulled over on a number of times. In the front it has caused the glass shield to fog causing me to fail vehicle inspection. There have are many other electrical malfunctions on my car such as the theft lock system, the power moon roof, the manufacturer's cd player, the headlight control switch. Then it has a problem with emissions. The headliner is falling off the ceiling.

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 102003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
Poor manufacturing and quality of vehicle components.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states intermittently the vehicle anti-theft light would come on while driving, within a few seconds it would start to flicker on/off, when this occurs the vehicle would cut off, dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. Also, consumer states dealer replaced fuse, multifunction switch, dome lamp wiring, ignition lock cylinder, power steering hose, fuel pump, engine mount, heater, left door window switch, right front seat belt, left front door handle cover, and left front door lock switch.

- Wallins Creek, KY, USA

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