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1998 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 252001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Passenger stop light goes out intermittently, consumer believes it to be stop lamp assembly overheating.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

May 312000


  • miles
Alternator went out while I was driving down a busy highway in rush hour traffic. Car completely died. Could not jump start. Had to have it towed to a mechanic who stated this was the fourth alternator he had replaced on this year of Chevy Malibu in the last month and for me to inquire as to a possible recall on these parts. Also have had to change the light bulbs in the brake lights and back up lights at least once every other month since purchase. Brakes were serviced with new pads and everything from the dealer 4 months ago and now the ABS light is comming on and going off and intervals. Air conditioner shuts itself off frequently. The little green light goes out and the system blows hot air. I have to turn the power down on it to get the little green light to come back on again and for the air to cool off again. I have noticed air drafts comming from the door handles on the inside of the vehicle while driving on the highway.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 102000


  • miles
Stop light kept burning out without prior warning, and dealer did not know what could be causing it.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 162000

(reported on)


  • miles
Due to the design of the lugs: Nuts, the only way to remove the lugs:nuts is by breaking them off with a hammer consumer contacted dealer. Dealer stated normal removal standard. Also, consumer was having problems with the mounted stop lamp assembly working intermittently, PE99071.

- Gonzales, LA, USA

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