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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,667 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 122009


  • 75,000 miles


The ac control keeps on jumping front inside air to outside air, and these caused the compressor to cycle on and off, bought a new one from the dealer cost $150 no warranty still keeps on doing the same thing, got another one from the junk yard still does the same thing, spent $200 dollars on ac compressor but ac does not work because of these problem, do not know what to do, I need help!

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 212005

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
At the beginning of this year, I bought a 1998 Chevy Malibu, 2.4 L, 4 cyl, sedan. Shortly after purchasing the vehicle I began having a problem with the ABS light commming on and my brakes were grinding really bad. I took the vehicle back to the dealer that I bought it from the day my warrenty was to run out. They supposidly reset the ABS system because it did throw them a code. The following day the same problem occured. I have had nothing but problems with the ABS since I purchased the vehicle. I've also been having a problem with the air compressor. It makes an awful noise. The dealer I purchased the vehicle from also supposidly replaced the compressor with a used one. The compressor is still making the same noise as if they never replaced it. But these repairs were done on my last day of my warrenty so the dealer will not have anything to do with the problems anymore. I love my vehicle, it is perfect for the size family that I have and it is a very beautiful vehicle but the issues I am having with it are almost not worth dealing with. Something needs to be done.

- Laconia, NH, USA

problem #1

Aug 152001

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
When the gas tank was full the gas gauge read empty and when the gas tank was empty the gas gauge read full. The steering wheel made noises, the A/C light did not stay on and the A/C blew hot air when the button was not activated, the key would come out of the ignition and would not stay in and the vehicle would still drive without the key in the ignition. The brakes would have to be replaced at least twice a year, the antenna did not pick up an adequate number of stations, (case efficiency decreased from 350 to 250 to refill the can), when two batteries were replaced, the gas gauge did not work, and condensation would set in the rear lights and burned them out.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

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