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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 022004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles


There have been repeated failures with this automobile. The passlock anti-theft system often locks up the ignition, the headlamp and tail lamp assemblies have excessive moisture in them, causing the bulbs to burn out, the air conditioner fan motor shuts off, and the drivers seat is loose. These problems have repeatedly been reported to the dealers, and they have been unable or unwilling to repair them.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 262001


  • miles
No summary.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Mar 062000

(reported on)


  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 201999


  • miles
We have had numerous things repaired or replaced on this car. Everything from the carpet to the radio to warped rotors. We are currently trying to "get out of" our lease due to the number of problems that we are experiencing. It's become quite a nuisance to have and we are dissappointed and even angry at the fact that these many problems have gone uninvestigated by the dealer that we take it to for repairs. Fortunately, there have been no serious malfunctions with the car causing accidents. We have an extensive list of repairs done to the car starting less than six months from the date of purchase. To date, we have had this car serviced for repairs on average, once every six weeks.

- Norwood, OH, USA

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