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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,426 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #7

May 072005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased my 2000 Chevy Malibu on February 13th of 2003. On February 27, 2003, the fuel sending unit was replaced. On July 18, 2003, the fuel pressure regulator was replaced. On February 18, 2004, oxygen sensor was replaced.on April 5, 2004, the gas tank was pulled down to check sending unit and adjust floater. I went to my mechanic today for an oil change and made another appointment on May 16th, to again have the same adjustments made that were made 1 year ago. In total, my out of pocket expences are $280. Some of the work done was under warranty. I did speak to someone at Chevrolet last year and she told me that the car was 5 years old with no recalls on it for this complaint specifically and that nothing could be done on her end.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #6

Oct 122004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,985 miles
Fuel gauge read 1/2 to 1/4 full and tank ran dry while driving 65 mph on freeway to work. Had to coast over 3 lanes to side of the freeway. Sender unit was replaced and was told this was a common problem with Malibu, Alero, and Grand Am. Have had friends with these cars and a sunfire that have all had the same problem. The defect investigation was dropped because of decrease in complaints, but my mechanic tells me he works on at least 5 of these models a month fixing this same problem on all of them. I think that if I personally know four people besides myself that have had this problem with the sender unit, GM should have recalled this component. Just because someone hasn't been injured yet, should not be a determining factor.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #5

Nov 062003


  • miles
I puchased this car with 20000 miles on it. I had it for a little over 5 months and I am replacing a fuel pump that will cost $650. The power steering has corrosion, so the power steering has to be flushed. Replacement of the fuel filter, a cracked fan belt, and throttle body service. I have the GM extended warranty, but it only covers the cost to replace the fuel pump. Everything else is out of pocket expenses because it is considered "regular maintenance". the brakes also grind and seem to take too long for the car to stop. So I think brakes aren't far behind to be replaced. I am hoping I will not need rotors too. I have read so many complaints about the brakes on the 2000 Chevy Malibu. I try to buy american because I am a proud one. But the quality seem to be substandard compared to Japanese cars. My next car will be foreign. Us car makers need to "step it up", as far as quality with these cars.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 092003


  • miles


Fuel gauge will not register a half tank or less. Vehicle has to have a full fuel tank. Also, without warning or cause vehicle will shut down, and will not restart. Dealership mechanic was baffled because he could not duplicate the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 132003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I too, have many of the problems that other Malibu owners have. My turn signals work intermittently, the brakes have been replaced 2X, in addition to rotors, etc. The battery blew up, but was replaced as was the ac turning off and on by itself. The one issue that is very concerning to me, is one familiar to you. My car cuts off at anytime while driving. It has done this to me on 2 separate occasions. Nashville has 3 interstates running through it and I was on them both times this happened. It was very scary and dangerous. It is out of warranty and the shops that I have taken it to cannot replicate the problem. The mechanics at then shops told me that Malibu's are by far some of the most troublesome cars on the road today. Someone is going to be killed. You lose control and have no steering ability, what does it take to fix the problem. I can see from others that their problems are being ignored as well. When will GM acknowledge the problem. Don't they watch the news and see what happened with the Firestone recall, or the tobacco companies that kept secrets? it is time for someone to be responsible for their product.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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problem #2

Apr 222003

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
The problems experienced are as followed: Defective/shorted turn signal(replaced, check engine warning lamp, 5 attempted repairs of noises/knocking in the front end/suspension/steering (which have tsb's), brakes/rotors, faulty ignition wires, poor performance/stalling, uneven tire wear, inaccurate fuel gauge readings, and no cruise control or horn. The dealer could never duplicate any of the problems. Refer to ODI#10013971 mr scc

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 262000


  • miles
Replaced rotors and pads10/26/2000 and02/09/2001.replaced fuel tank sending unit 03/02/2001 replacing pistons in engine 03/05/2001

- Bristol, PA, USA

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