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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,171 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Feb 082003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles


Car developed a coolant leak from the intake manifold. I've searched and found this to be a common problem with these vehicles. Some sort of fault in the intake manifold gaskets. GM informed me that because of the age and mileage on the vehicle they will not offer any assistance. Also the ac cycles off and on randomly, another problem common to these vehicles

- New Windsor, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 092003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On my 1998 mailbu (3100 engine) with only 50,000 miles had to replace the head gasket. No assistance from GM or the dealer.

- Harrisbrug, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 142003

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,241 miles
The vehicle has experienced the following problem: The front end/lower suspension arms need changing, the rack and pinion assembly is leaking constantly and has been changed twice, and the rear crankshaft seal is leaking oil.

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

problem #2

Feb 172000

(reported on)


  • miles
Transmision slips, temp/elec. Problems, major vibration when applying brakes-hi & lo speeds

- Lakehills, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 041997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After filling gas tank engine died 7-8 times.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

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