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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,600 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 222005

Malibu 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Steering wheel made an irritating sound when turned. The dealership was notified. Upon inspection they indicated that the steering gear had an internal fault, and replaced it. Cause of the internal fault was not disclosed to the consumer. Recall campaign# 03V527000. The steering was repaired. A year later the entire steering assembly had to be replaced again. The check emissions light would come on intermittently. There were noises when the vehicle was turned left due to the steering gears internal fault and the gear was replaced, the left front tire had a steel belt showing on the inside.

- Lincolnville, ME, USA

problem #4

Feb 112002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt not working, all four tires are cracking all around the tread and sidewall. Lower control arm replaced and hood cable defective.

- Wheeling, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 112001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Tirs have cracks in between treads.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

May 082000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone affinity tires (P215 60 R15) experienced a blowout of the sidewalls and tread separation.

- Denver, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 191998

Malibu

  • miles
These were orig. 80,000mi. Tires that needed to be replaced at 35,560mi due to early tread wear.( dot number: )

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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