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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Driver side door clicks loudly while opening/closing, is it a bad hinge? one other person has complained about this. Does not feel like a lube problem. Afraid bad hinge may break/move causing door to shift. Turn indicator works intermittently-saw on your site that there is a recall for the hazard light switch causing this.

- Hinsdale, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 122003

(reported on)


  • miles
Problems with vehicle's turn signals, door locks and brakes. The check engine light illuminated for six months until the dealership was able to service the problem. The door locks would freeze in the winter time and would open spontaneously while driving. The dealership responded by stating they didn't experience this while the vehicle was being checked. Thus, the problem wasn't handled by the company. Apparently, the door hinges were never properly greased until the consumer's father did it. This resolved that problem. Brakes were rough and unresponsive at times. The turn signal work when they wanted to or when the A/C was on maximum output. The vehicle started to use massive amounts of antifreeze.

- Willow Springs, IL, USA

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