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1998 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012000

(reported on)


  • miles


The car makes a horrible creeking noise in the suspension when going over speed bumps or turning into a driveway. This noise happened 4 days after we got car. Allegedly it occcurs because of dry and rusty stabilizer bars. The correction is to lubricatebushings. This stops problem about 8 -10 months at a time. The noise is so bad that I'm asshamed to bring people in the car when this happens. This happens in this make and model only. This is what customer service told me. They say it happens in this part of country more. The car was brought back at least 3times until problem was solved. Car has been brouht in for this problem 5 times so far. This is a design defect in car. What happens after warrenty runs out. How could Chevrolet say this happens here more, when it happened 4 days after car was delivered. Hl Chevrolet at 2519 hylan blvd staten island NY 10306 phone 718-351-4200 now services car and they knew problem right away. Thank you for any help in getting Chevrolet to admit design flaw and making sure I will be covered after warranty expires. Even if this does happen what a travesty that this car must go in every year and that it wastes alot of time.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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