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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,428 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Feb 242004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


Anti theft activates alot, just wish I could start the car when I need it.heater control doesn't want to work right, it would also be nice to have heat in the winter, been to shop a number of times but GM can't seem to find the problem. Chevrolets are junk, I wont buy another one. I fixed my brake problem by using ceramic pads, cost a little but well wort it ( had the same brake problems that were reported here every 5000 or so mile in for repairs. ) when I put ceramic pads on they lasted 40,000 miles and still going strong.

- Erlanger, KY, USA

problem #4

Nov 032003


  • miles
Consumer stated that anti-theft system failed, preventing vehicle from starting. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer/mechanic approximately 15 times, and they could not find out why the anti-theft system failed.

- Mendenhall, MS, USA

problem #3

Oct 172003

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Pass lock system permits engine from starting for at least 10-20 minutes.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Theft prevention light comes on intermittently, unable to start vehicle at that time. Dealer replaced passenger's lock sensor/cylinder, and switch twice. At this time light comes on while driving. Dealer has also replaced the passlock system and oxygen sensor.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 011998


  • miles
Theft deterent system sensors have been replaced 7+ time since 11K causing the vehicle to run for 3-4 min, turn off and not restart, problem is still not fixed.

- Waco, TX, USA

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