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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,880 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

problem #2

Oct 012003

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,017 miles

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

I lightly pressed the gas pedal, lifted my foot off, then pressed again - the pedal fell to the floor. After having the car towed, the mechanic said the throttle cable snapped and needed to be replaced - 2nd failure.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 202001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,742 miles
I lightly pressed the gas pedal, lifted my foot off, then pressed again - the pedal fell to the floor. After having the car towed, the mechanic said the throttle cable had snapped and needed to be replaced.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

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