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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
69,914 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced struts/springs/mounts (2 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 032009

Malibu LS 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,154 miles


well first off i am tired of the dealerships making crap cars. even the american cars of the past were made better then the new cars. the cars of today are made very cheap. i have had this problem with my car for a long time now. my car has been at the mechcanic now for about 7 times for the same problem, and yet the problem is not fixed. i think the manufacture should fix the problems of all the cars for free... i have changed the struts twice, lubed everything, bushing are good, control arms are good, springs are good, mounts are good etc...

- , Sun Valley, CA, US

problem #3

Oct 092008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

Withing the past 8 months, I have had to replace 2 wheel bearings, 2 bushings, and 1 upper control arm. Today I take my car to the shop because a rubbing, metallic grinding sound in the front end, also the ABS kicked on randomly, so of course I know atleast 1 of my hub assembly's have crapped the bed again. I take my car to the shop, they tell me that I was correct, I have a hub assembly that is bad, but at least that's covered by my 12 month warranty. I also need new struts, springs and mounts because that's adding on to the problem, not to mention something in the rear is bent and needs to be replaced so we can align my vehicle. I'm going to pick up the car today, but it's looking like close to $1200 repair this time around.

- , Olean, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 182007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,500 miles

I have the exact same problem. I took my car in and they said its my sway bar bushing and they need to be lubricated. They told me it would cost about $225.00. So I took it to 2 other people in town; 1 said you aren't supposed to lubricate them and other would charge me $95.00 to do it. So I have decided to take it in to another mechanic and see what they think. A second opinion, if you will.

- , Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 292006

(reported on)

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

As long as we have had the car, there is subtle or low level jingle/rattle while driving. Sometimes when hitting a bump, sometimes on a flat road. Waiting till something major happens and check it out then.

- , Lees Summit, MO, USA

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