ANNOUNCEMENT: The Car Book 2018 is now online!

Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here.

Print this page

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

May 161999

Malibu

  • miles

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

At 60 mph the cruise control was on at the steering wheel, but not set. It set itself as indicated by the "cruise" light on the dash and would not turn off, but kept accelerating as indicated by the gas pedal being depressed. I applied brakes and it still would not turn off. After reaching 80 mph, I was able to start slowing down, even though I could feel the car continue to try to accelerate and the cruise control indicator on the dash was still on. After traveling 1/4 mile, I finally got the car stopped on the side of the road, I put the car in park. The RPM's were pulsing between 2500-3500 and continuing to climb. I turned off the key. Smoke was boiling from the front brakes. It took a full 15 seconds for the accelerator pedal to release from its engaged position. I could hear a "pop" and feel the accelerator pedal spring back to its normal position. The dealership is blaming my floor mat.

- Worthington Springs, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?