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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,475 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 102008


  • miles


I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu and after taking the car in to get the switch for the blinkers fixed on their recall, two weeks later it started acting up again. I have had two dealerships tell me since they already replaced the faulty part that I would be charged. However, I believe that this is still an issue an the aftermarket parts may also be faulty.

- Parkville, MO, USA

problem #7

Apr 012006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
While driving any speed turn signal worked intermittently. Hazard switch recall. Not taken.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #6

Jul 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hazard lights and turn signals will not work due to defective switches.

- Madras, OR, USA

problem #5

Aug 252004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,800 miles


Exterior hazard warning light faield to illuminate intermittently. Dealership was notified with GM manifactor but did not resolve the problem.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #4

May 282004

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
We are paying on a 2001 Malibu. The fuel sensor went out showing gasoline when there wasn't. the car stalled in rush hour traffic. The sensor was replaced but I had to pay for the fuel filter plus a deductible on my extended warranty. Next the blinkers decided to only work occassionally same week the starter started dragging then the car started to run hot. Took it to the dealer, replaced blinker switch (no mention made of the recall) replaced the starter and replaced the gasket that was leaking. When I had added coolant to get myself home the coolant that was N the car was green, the coolant I put in the car green..was supposed to be orange when I told the dealer there was green coolant in the car he said oh someones booboo unfortunately you have to pay for it...almost $300. Yesterday, long memorial day weekend left work again rush hour, car begins to make a horrible noise I pull off notice the alternator belt is coming apart but the noise that I heard had nothing to do with the alternator belt sounds like metal on metal. $1400 worth of work done in April, $800 a few months before that and now this...the car is well maintained by my husband. Now I read what I have to look forward to, the car was bought Chevy certified from a Chevy dealer.

- Fountain, CO, USA

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problem #3

Oct 222003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu which is currently experiencing intermittent turn signal operation. This vehicle was taken to the dealership twice in 2001 for this same problem. GM annouced a recall in August 2003 for this very problem. NHTSA id number 03V327000. I have contacted GM repeatedly about this recall and keep getting told that my vehicle is not covered under the recall. They refuse to tell me why it is not covered and how they determined which vehicles are covered. They keep referring me to the dealership and the dealership says they can't do anything for me if it is not on the recall list. I feel that GM either did not correctly identify the problem or they have not included all the vehicles with a high probability of this failure. I have done everything I can do to try to resolve this in a reasonable manner. At this point I feel the only thing that will get their attention is correspondence from either the NHTSA or a lawyer.

- Rosenberg, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 212004


  • miles
Turn signals malfunctioned. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for analysis, and mechanic determined that the turn signal switch needed to be replaced due to worn out parts.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #1

Aug 012002


  • miles
Turn signals work intermittently. Vehicle checked by dealer, who could not find the cause.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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