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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 182007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. As the contact approached the vehicle, he noticed that the windows appeared to be black due to smoke inside the passenger compartment. He opened the door and noticed that the dashboard and instrument panel were melted and burned. The failure extended to the drive shaft area. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN and engine size were unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 50,000.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 132006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car act as if its going to start but cuts off. I have had to sit for 15 to 20 minutes for the car to start. The theft lock system light flashes on and off during this time once it stop the car seems to start after the flashing stops. This causes me to be late to places also to block gas pumps and things.

- Chase City , VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152001


  • miles
While driving, vehicle was hesitant after stopping, transmission would begin to shift every 4 seconds, dealer stated that a piece of metal from the front pump of the transmission had come off and sent pieces of metal circulating through the entire transmission, consumer was told that since the transmission was sealed that it was not anticipated that the metal pieces would affect the other systems of the vehicle, dealer made repairs and one mile down the road transmission began acting poorly again, consumer took back to dealer who stated that transmission was stuck in second gear, dealer replaced transmission. Oxygen sensor failed. Rotors warped and were causing vibration, dealer replaced pads and rotors. Battery leaked acid into engine compartment. Coolant cap was defective and replaced.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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