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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,373 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Apr 232013

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 54,449 miles


Intake manifold gasket at less then 55,000 miles due to plastic gaskets.. after numerous mechanics say a cheap unreliable part that will cost anyone from 600$ or more depending on how server it could be. I am surprise there are no recalls on this... this should be looked into plus reimbursement to those whom have receipts for this particular procedure.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052012


  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that in early May 2012 she was unable to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who reprogrammed the key. The failure continued. The vehicle was then taken to a private mechanic, who diagnosed no failure. The manufacturer was notified and provided a case number which was not available. The manufacturer advised to take the vehicle back to the dealer. The dealer again diagnosed that there was no failure. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was 88,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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