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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,657 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 262007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,971 miles


The front two (2) metal latches that secure the driver's seat to the sliding rail failed resulting in the seat rotating on the rear latches with the driver laying on their back partially in the back seat. Both front latches failed with the metal cracked and sheared. The entire front seat will have to be removed. *akfortunately, the vehicle was not inoperation at the time.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #2

May 022003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
I bought a 98 Chevy Malibu about 3 months onlyhad 69,000 miles on it at the time.since that time I have had to replace the brakesand buy a new ABS light pops on and off, my airconditioner cuts on and off by itself, and my car clucks all the time. My friend has the same car and we ride together we recognize the fact that both of our cars are giving us the same problems.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

Dec 301998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear seat back lower mount bolts failed during vehicle collision resulting in broken back of occupant.

- Plattsburg, NY, USA

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