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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,936 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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2001 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 062016


  • 143,872 miles


Though it catches and stays in place, the drivers seat moves without changing its actual location, if that makes sense. It doesn't slide around from where you position it (forward or backwards) so it catches and locks, but when you brake or accelerate the vehicle, the seat isn't firmly stationed on its frame and slightly moves (juggles around, I guess). This scares me because I worry if it will break loose from the frame during a wreck or such and cause the driver to be injured by the steering wheel or such. (and as stated before, I just bought the vehicle on 09/06/2016) without knowing about this problem. (didnt notice on half mile test drive.)

- Anarillo, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 152003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After researching the service bulletins section of this website, I have come to realize that I have complained/had serviced about 85% of the same problems that are listed on your database. I purchased this car new, from everett Chevrolet, wa in 2000. Since the purchase. Date, I had Chevy do the following: New brakes (all the way around - once, front rotors/pads - twice), all new pistons, transmission replaced, miss on #1 cylinder - replaced 1 failed spark plug, left rear door squeaks when open/shut - lubed (has happened 3 times now), front left noise from struts/brakes - not able to verify as of yet (possible strut problem/lube), fan in dashboard has a sound in the middle (just above the cd player/radio) like there is a piece of paper caught in the housing (confirmed after 4 complaints, faulty fan motor), passenger front seat squeaks when occupied (dealerships have not been able to duplicate./fix), rearview mirror rattles while driving at highway speeds (tightened, still does it in hot weather). Bottom line, this is my first new car purchase and I am having serious doubts about keeping the car - as it only has 21,405 miles on it. With the 3/30 warranty. Coming up in Oct. 2003, I am very much afraid that I have purchased a lemon and not looking forward to spending anymore time/$$$ on this vehicle. Any suggestions?

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

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