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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,667 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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2001 Chevrolet Malibu body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 252015


  • 208,000 miles


A church van was pulling out of a driveway and failed to yield the right of way. We T-boned them going 35mph. We hit them incredibly hard and yet the air bags did not deploy! four of their passengers were sent to the hospital in the ambulance and the two of us in the Malibu went later. The car was totaled and the church van had significant damage as well.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 022012

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
My wife was driving through the college parking lot at approximately 15 mph. When she went to turn the car in a turn lane she had no control over the direction of the car. She ran over a curb with the car before coming to a stop. The local auto maintenance shop said the steering mechanism broke in the front causing loss of control. Because of this she ran the curb and broke off the left front wheel. After reading the almost 600 complaints on here my problem seems to be a very... very common one. I called the local Chevy dealer and Chevy. They both told me sorry, but sorry. They couldn't do anything for me. "I" broke the car. They are ignoring huge safety issues with the 2001 Malibu. My wife could have been on the interstate and this happened. She could have died, and I would have brought Chevy down in court. Basically, Chevy needs to grow a pair and man up by fixing these real issues that are putting peoples lives in danger. Chevy is a great example of what is wrong with America today..... corporate greed at any expense so people can make copious amounts of money without worrying about making a great product or keeping consumers safe. I will never... never buy another Chevy. They do not stand behind their products at all. What a shame for an "american" company. Oh wait, they are own by the U.S. government and Fiat. Aka not american anymore.

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 052002

(reported on)


  • miles
After rain consumer noticed a leak inside of vehicle on passenger's front door. Also, leaking on fuse box. Dealer has been contacted for repairs this was the third time.

- Galveston, TX, USA

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