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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112003

Malibu

  • 80,000 miles

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

When applying the brakes they failed to grab intermittently. Dealer stated that master cylinder malfunctioned, causing vehicle to collide into an embankment.

- Linden, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012003

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pulsation continues after several sets of rotors and pads. Also have replaced calipers, master cylinder and hoses. Rear brakes not functional.

- Denver, CO, USA

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