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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,429 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu lights problems

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 052008


  • 80,145 miles


While driving in with cruise control on at 55 mph, the cruise quit with no warning and the turn signals stopped working. Although the cruise has had no problems to date, have to tap (sometimes beat) on the top of the dash to get the turn signals working again. Have had a couple of close calls where I had someone behind me - the signals would just stop. Saw NHTSA campaign id 03V327 but that recall was for 2000-2001 Malibu.

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 102007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. The hazard lights failed. They began working intermittently, but were blinking very fast. Currently, the hazard lights do not work at all. The dealer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 02V107000 (exterior lighting:headlights) and investigation number PE05055 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch exterior lighting: Turn signal:switch). The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 133,000 and failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 03/26/08. The consumer has replaced bulbs and fuses in an attempt to correct the problem

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 252007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Turn signals and headlights work intermittently. Has been an on-going problem for the last 6 months. Have had car the dealer - they say that there is nothing wrong. I find lots of information that this has been a problem in many of these cars.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 252005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In 2002, I bought a 2002 Chevy Malibu. Since then it's been giving me a lot of problems. The first problem was the water found in both tail lights; this was under warranty. Then there was water coming in the driver side window, the brakes, and the torque needing to be reprogrammed. Then it was the headlights going out and I got them replaced at a walmart; mind you, since the 1st problem, none of this has been under warranty. Now it's the airbag gone bad, cooling system gone bad, and the brakes again, along with a fuel pump. The calipers have to be replaced still, the airbag needs to be checked out, and the car is in the shop now to diagnose what is wrong within the fueling system that makes the car not start. Oh! I almost forgot, I purchased a battery 2 weeks ago because that went out. I always stay on top of my service for the car. This car is 3 years old and I bought it new off the lot. It sucks!

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 152002


  • 14,000 miles
Consumer stated there were black spots when using the headlights. As a result visibility was impaired. Recall#2V107000

- Burlington, WV, USA

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