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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,086 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #61

Nov 012000

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

Car shakes and brakes pulsate and make a loud thumping noise when depressed from a high speed.

- Boonville, NC, USA

problem #60

Oct 012002

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
Vehicle has had numerous problems with defective rotors. At 3000 miles rotors warped and needed to be serviced. Rotors have been serviced or replaced 5 times since vehicle purchase. Problem was occurring every 3000-6000 miles.. also, has had two accidents.

- Southwick, MA, USA

problem #59

Dec 182002

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
Brake pads and rotors replaced in Sept, 2002 and again in Dec, 2002. Brakes still scrub and squeal when braking. This is a problem that General Motors I have been told knows about. Why hasn't there been a recall. This makes for a bad reputation. I will never buy another Malibu and maybe not even a Chevrolet product.

- Dillon, SC, USA

problem #58

Dec 172002

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

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

Vehicle has had the brake rotors turned twice and replaced once due to excessive vibration while braking. Consider the brakes system unsafe. The ac control head has been replaced. The upper strut mounts have been replaced to try and cure front end noise. Front wheel hub and bearing have been replaced due to noise. Engine is excessively noisy on startup with clicking and tapping that the dealer calls normal. Turn signals failed. Power window is intermittent. Three spark plug wires have failed. Radiator cap has failed. Intake manifold gasket failed. Car ruins tires. Car is in for a check engine light right now (12-17-02) Chevrolet will not do anything (ie:take the car back, replace it, etc.) how many problems do you have to have.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #57

Sep 012002

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the brakes were squeaking and vibrating excessively. The vehicle was checked by the dealer who advised the consumer that the Chevrolet Malibu brake components have to be replaced every 15000-20000 miles. The consumer stated that another repair facility repaired the brakes. The consumer didn't want parts that would fail every 15 to 25K miles.

- Stoughton, MA, USA

problem #56

May 012001

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front disc brake rotors are warping again after being replaced at 12000 miles. When brakes are applied steering wheel vibrates excessively. Dealership is denying any responsibility of repair. The fuel pump failed and was fixed at the consumer?S expense. The tires became worn out and were replaced. The front rotors were turned.

- Wewoka, OK, USA

problem #55

Jun 212002

Malibu

  • miles

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

While driving down a hill there was extened stopping distance. Also, rotors burned out aleast 5 times. Dealer was notifed, repair ed and replaced.

- Hookerton, NC, USA

problem #54

Jun 102002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed and applying brakes, the front end will vibrate violently. Dealer has been notified. Mechanic stated rotors needed to be replaced, it will be covered at consumers expense because there was 36000 miles on vehicle, and consumer bought vehicle brand new. Consumer states that the vehicle had been taken in early 2001 with the same problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #53

May 282002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates when applinhg brakes. Dealer contacted. Rotors and brakes keep wearing permaturely.

- Appalachia, VA, USA

problem #52

May 282002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates when appling brakes and making noise. Brakes and rotors keep prematurely wearing out. Had repaired 7 times. Dealer contacted.

- Egan, MI, USA

problem #51

Aug 152000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When braking steering wheel shakes, there is vibration and brakes squeak. Dealer has replaced front rotors 8 times due to warping.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #50

Mar 142002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Front brake rotors get warped after approximately 4000 miles, consumer has had them replaced once and fixed twice, the calipers have also been replaced.

- Sagel, ID, USA

problem #49

Mar 142002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Front brake rotors get warped after approximately 4000 miles, consumer has had them replaced once and fixed twice, the calipers have also been replaced.

- Sagel, ID, USA

problem #48

Feb 252000

Malibu

  • miles
The brakes don't stop properly. The brakes have been changed 3 times. The rotors have been turned once and changed once. The blinkers don't work 95% of the time and the emergency flashers never work properly. The ac settings change on their own as you are driving the car. This causes the compressor to turn on and off, eventually causing premature compressor failure. The vehicle has died 4 times as we were driving down the road, once almost getting us killed as we were turning in front of a truck. Also, the brakes have almost caused us to be in a wreck. We have almost been rear ended because of the turn signal failure. The manufacturer and the dealership has had many times to fix this vehicle with no success. To this point, we have not been involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, is it going to take me or my family being killed to get something done with this vehicle?

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #47

Feb 212002

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front end is making a loud ticking noise. When vehicle makes a right turn only there is a grinding sound. Dealer has diagnosed vehicle for several problems that have not been fixed. All together vehicle has been in 4 times, once for wheel bearings, and three times for rotors. Dealer was contacted. Please add more information.

- Clinton, MA, USA

problem #46

Mar 062002

Malibu

  • miles
Consumer had received a recall notice on vehicle for ABS brake failure. Had to replace brake rotors for second time, but dealer could not honor the recall due to this vehicle not being included in recall due to VIN. Also, warranty had expired.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #45

Mar 012002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
The rotors on this car have been replaced 4 times and are ready to be replaced again and it has been less than 4K miles this time. The dealer has admitted to me that there is a problem with the rotors for the Malibu' but they don't know how to fix them. I have been to several web sites that detail complaints about Malibu rotors and everyone is reporting rotor failure and replacement before they reach 15000 miles. This is the second Malibu I have owned that had this problem. Please investigate, the time, money and hassle that GM is causing over this is ruining an otherwise nice car.

- Franklin, IN, USA

problem #44

Mar 052002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Brakes will pulsate when applying them. Dealer says that rotors are warped. This has happened twice.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #43

Jul 142000

Malibu

  • miles
I purchased my Malibu new in March 2000, by July 14 with 7078 the rotors were machined, on 10/18/00 with 12,339 miles the rotors and pads were replaced. On 3/23/01 the same were replaced with 20,311 miles and again rotors and pads replaced on 2/8/02 with 36,639 miles. The dealer advised service bulletins were issued on 10/18/00 and 3/23/01 for rotors and pads. I contacted Chevy in detroit O 2/8/02 and spoke to alicia. I advised for her to do research because something is wrong.

- Taberg, NY, USA

problem #42

Jan 182002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Barkes worked on due to vibration, pads and rotors replaced. Second time failed to stop at an intersection, replaced rotors and pads again. Third time car started vibrating in the front end, replaced pad and rotors again.

- Berwick, ME, USA

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