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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,481 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

May 271998


  • miles


While applying brakes, the car pulsates and jumps when coming to a stop. The car was taken in several times to have the rotars turned, then later replaced, then replaced again with 99 model rotars, the brakes are still pulsating to current date. The alternator went out while driving, lost all power to brakes, ABS system, and air bags. The alternator was replaced. Later had to have battery replaced due to alternator killing it. The A/C light would blink on and off, the compressor would cut on and off. Had to eventually replace the panel on the inside of the car after having a new compressor put on. The A/C panel seemed to have done the trick, though is has some new problems from the beginning. The bushings squeak and sqwauk while driving over bumps, they have now started in the rear of the car.

- Chester, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 092000

(reported on)


  • miles
Rotors have been resurfaced twice, replaced once; now causing the car to shimmy again at speeds over 35 mph. This is a recurring problem that's not being fixed properly. I can't put up with the downtime caused by this inexcusable defect. I am very concerned about the safety of those that travel with me. Air conditioner switch has failed leading to a complete lack of air.

- Orefield, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 102000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on road over 45mph vehicle will sway/won't stay in its lane. Also, factory battery had started melting through the plate/ABS light came on when starting vehicle/ upon applying brakes they squeaked, and vehicle won't go in reverse. The transmission failed. The A/C is inoperable. Brakes failed four times.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner thermal switch failed.

- Huntington, CA, USA

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