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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,292 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 152000


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


This car has been one problem after another. The day after we leased the car it was in the shop for the brakes, the car has had 2 engines in it. The transmission has been rebuilt. The brakes are still not correct. Transmission is slipping again and the 3 year warranty is up. We complained to Chevrolet and the BBB. To no avail they seemed to be on Chevrolet's side in the case. We were to the point that we were just going to let the car go back but that would only hurt my husband's credit more then it was already. We had to keep the car through the lease. This left a really bad tast in my mouth for purchasing new vehicles because you are stuck with it for the duration of the lease or purchase.

- Valley, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 142002

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
Numerous problems: Brakes made noise when applied, vehicle jerked when at a complete stop, the vehicle shut down on the consumer three times, it started loud and hard, bounced while being driven and a bolt fell off from under the passenger seat, however the dealer stated the bolt did not belong to the vehicle. Also the rear passenger window was inoperative, and the battery was weak.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,876 miles
1. cold engine knock cylinder/piston defect:manufaturer has several bulletins on the problem yet has no permanant fix available. Could lead to premature scoring and or failure of engine components. 2.engine stall upon de-acceleration due to computer or component defect. Could lead to engine stall when leaving road intersections or rail crossing resulting in an accident as those found on the internet. 3. heater fan speed switch electrically fails. Many complaints found of owners who experience the same 3 problems with this vehcle. Should be recalled for repairs at dealers.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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