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Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
39,474 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 282007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 166,000 miles


My boyfriend was killed in a car accident while driving my vehicle. The car flipped and hit a tree. No airbags deployed.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #4

Mar 252004


  • 31,370 miles
While driving 25 mph the vehicle was involved in a head on collision. The dual air bags did not deployed. No injuries reported. Please provide additional information.

- Snyder, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 032002


  • miles
The above information is for a second and more serious accident on the same type and model of vehicle in my fleet. I'm concerned that this vehicle's air bags did not deploy and my dealer didn't indicate any known problems with this model and year. This needs further attention by someone that knows more about this type of issue and that is honest about what is actually going on. I'm not sure what I can do to aid in this but my obligation is to my drivers and my company to provide safe transportation. Thanks in advance for any help you may give me in meeting this obligation.

- Standish, ME, USA

problem #2

Nov 142001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, at approximately 35 mph. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy and one person injured. Dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 132001


  • miles
The Malibu was struck in the rear at approximately 40mph causing a front collision as well. The air bags did not deploy.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

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