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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When the brakes were applied, the brake pedal pulsated, which caused the consumer to experience extended stopping distance. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic determined that the brake caliper failed. The radio was inoperative.

- Union Grove, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 032003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 15,000 miles I had a piston knock develop. Pistons were replaced and was told this was a common problem with this engine. Gas cap seal bad at same time. Deck lid not properly adjusted at time of purchase. At 25,000 the rear left speaker was replaced due not working and the torque clutch converter was coming apart and stuck in the off position. First problem was noted in 2002.

- Tennyson, IN, USA

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