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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
93,935 miles
Total Complaints:
23 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (18 reports)
  2. put in park and restart the vehicle. (3 reports)
  3. replace fuel pump (2 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jan 272007

(reported on)

Malibu LS 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


My 2001 Chevy Malibu died on me 4x while driving. Sometimes dash warning lights don't come on unless you turn the ignition on and off. Otherwise it won't start. The dealer couldn't find anything wrong with it. They said it could be a bad ground, worn ignition switch or something causing a drop in amps to the BCM which could make it wig out. Big help they were.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 232006

(reported on)

Malibu LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

This car was bought from a Pontiac Dealer used car lot in July 2005. By mid December I had to replace the transmission which cost $1800.00. By summer time the car would shut off while driving down the road. Sometimes would re-start, other times would start after sitting parked for several days. I have put an additional $1600.00 into this piece of junk and still it is not starting/running very well.

- , Navarre, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 122005

(reported on)


  • 54,000 miles

Three times while driving, it just shut down on me. This is very dangerous. After the 2nd time I had it fixed by the used car dealer I purchased it from and he said it was a safety switch or something to let you know about oil, now it just happened again 4 mos. later, on a ramp onto the highway... luckily I didn't get rear ended

- , Philadelphia, PA, USA

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