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118,434 miles
Total Complaints:
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 032016

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 146,742 miles


I currently own a 2001 Chevy Malibu V6 3.1L.

The main problem that I have that really worries me is when I am driving whether i'm on the road or freeway, my car will just shut off on me all gauges in the dashboard just shut off like if I shut the key off. It's very dangerous not only for me but other drivers. When it happens, I do my best to safely coast to the side without getting into an accident! When i'm safely on the side of the road, I try starting the car and sometimes all the gauges will turn on or start working when I turn the ignition key to on and the car will start again, and I will be on my way again. Other times when i'm trying to restart the car, all gauges in the dashboard will not work at all and the car won't start! I dont know what it could be? It frustaits me all the time. Everytime I go to use my car, I dont know if it's going to even start or if it starts, I don't know if it's going to turn off on me while I'm driving. There's times where I'm holding up traffic at an intersection red light because my car decides to shut off while i'm waiting for the light to turn green.

I do have my check engine light on in my car, i've taken my car for a diagnostics test at Autozone and there's several OBDII Codes that have to do with the Emmisions, some are 02-Sensor and other sensors having to do with the ABS Brake System. As far as I understand none of those codes would cause my car to just shut off while I am driving. When I go to start my car in the mornings, sometimes it will start and sometimes it wont! Theres times when it starts it will then shut off several minutes later or at times it will run fine.

If anyone out there that has gone through anything similar to what I'm going through and was able to fix the problem, PLEASE Help me out? I would greatly appreciate it a lot.


Mike M.

- , Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Nov 192008

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Same as previous complaint...the car has a mind of its own! Cannot tell what the problem is and looking to get it fixed but everyone treats the problem doesnt cure it! Very Expensive!

- , Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012008

Malibu V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,560 miles

This Car has been a problem since I first purchased it. First the blower motor went. The signal Lights would not work unless the heat or air conditioner were on High Power. I would bring it to the dealership and they would tell me I was crazy and they had no idea what I was talking about. I brought it there 10 times for the same issue, than I went online and found the Recall Info and brought it to the dealership and shoved it in their faces. Than the blower motor went again because I was using it so often to turn on the damn blinkers.

The motor for the mirrors went so now I can not move them unless I get out of the car. My rear lights fill with water. The Theft system light will not go off and at the worst times ever the damn theft system engages and I can not start my car for 35 minutes. Now the check engine light has gone on along with the service vehicle soon light. Everytime I put the car in gear all the electrical goes off and I have no heat no radio no gages including a gas reading and than all the sudden it will all turn on while I am driving. This problem I am going to get fixed in 2 days. This car has been a nightmare.. and these are the few things I actually remember that happened. There has been more issues... I hate this car and I will never Buy a Chevy again so long as i Live no one in my family will either.

- , Waterbury, CT, USA

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