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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,774 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 172007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,197 miles


Wheel hub bearings - since I bought the 2003 Malibu new in January 203 I had to replace the wheel hub bearing 4 times, once under warranty with GM parts at 27,918 on 4/20/04 right side), again right side with after market parts at 47,876, left side with after market parts at 48,769 on 5/3/05, and right side with after market parts at 83,197 on 4/17/07. With so many failures I believed therewas either an inherit design flaw or possible latent defect of the front end.

- North Chatham, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 182005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,900 miles
Vehicle made metal against metal rubbing noise. Called for appointment before 45,000 miles. Appointment occurred at 45,100 miles. Was advised that hub assembly and wheel bearings need replaced on both left and right front. Car is primarily driven on highway/expressway 52 miles per day.

- Curtice, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 262004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
I have put 3 sets of brake pads and rotors on my Malibu. I had the right front hub assembly changed twice. My cars brakes throw off alot of brake dust and must be pushed way down before stopping.

- Brownstown, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 282003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Manufacturing safety issue - Chevrolet Malibu 2003 front wheel assembly hubs rotors, and brakes. Continuous problems. Dealer and General Motors refuses to correct. Rotors warped, causing brake pads to wear out. Turned twice already. Left hub replaced. Now experiencing same problems again with braking. Dealer refuses to repair during November 28, 2003 visit.

- Nitro, WV, USA

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