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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
49,870 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. new pads, rotors and wheel bearings (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 092007

(reported on)

Malibu 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,603 miles


New pads, rotors and wheel bearings how 'bout that for cheap!

I've already replaced the passenger wheel bearing in 06, this past spring/summer I've replaced the driver side bearing (ABS light stays on) plus both rotors and pads. Since I've purchased this car used (38,500km Aug 05) from Don Howson in Toronto, I've given my mechanic over $900. Soon I'll have to shell out for my intake gasket and repair the hole in my muffler plus replace all 4 tires.

- , Vaughan, ON, Canada

problem #2

Apr 172007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,007 miles

Brakes again - according to tech the rear links, sway bar bushing, rear drums, front & back brakes & rotors are no good. The rotors are undersized, over-heating and getting glazed over. I just had the brakes done on Feb. 6, 2007 was told all was okay. And now they are telling me that I have to get all the work done again and more. Nothing is covered under extended warranty and that supposedly the over-heating and glazing of the rotors is caused because the car was driven wrong. How do you drive a car wrong? Same problem and now it is worse because the inept technician did not catch these problems in Feb.

- , Ontario, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 172007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

Brakes were groaning real bad took in for service at dealership and supposedly they replaced front brakes and adjusted back brakes. They took for test drive said problem was fixed. Nothing was under extended warranty so I had to pay for all the work.

- , Ontario, CA, USA

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