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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,250 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 192011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 202,000 miles


While making final turn when arriving from a 30 mile commute a noise was heard when turning the steering wheel. I removed the tire on my lunch brake to realize the rack an pinion assembly was floating/hanging there. A closer look revealed the actual mounting bracket and part of the frame cross member were rusted and gone! with numerous issues to fix and 2 engine replacements later, this Malibu is being scrapped. Other rust areas caused or causing problems are around the gas fill opening, suspension coil, and rotors fused to hub.

- Blanchester, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 102010


  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that she was at a traffic light turning left and noticed something wrong with the steering as if something had slipped out of place. The following day she called a local mechanic who stated that the subframe had corroded and was covered with rust on the steering gear (rack and pinion). He told the contact that the vehicle was unsafe to drive and the repair cost would be over $1,000. General Motors was contacted and report number 71-858074874 was filed. The failure and current mileages were approximately 123,000.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 152009


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at various speeds there was a noise present in the front of the vehicle. A local mechanic determined that the frame and bolts had rust on them which caused the rack and pinion to fail. The contact was given a quote of $2,000 to repair the vehicle; however, he refused to make the repairs because the vehicle is not worth the repair cost. The manufacturer informed the contact that the vehicle was no longer under warranty and no compensation would be offered. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage 80,010.

- Rodchester, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 062002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 5 mph there was a noise from under the hood, once hood was raised consumer saw engine had fallen. Dealer determined that brackets had broken, causing motor mounts to fall and engine to disconnect on both sides. Consumer had an extended warranty, however dealer would not pay for the labor and broken bolts. Consumer states vehicle is also experiencing problems with the brakes.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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