1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 from North America
Shame on Chevrolet!
A/C recirculate button cuts off and on-has been replaced and still does it.
Driver side window stopped working and control had to be replaced, but dealer did not put door back together right. Window works now tho.
Gas gage is broken. I have to reset my tripometer every time I fill up with gas and have to refill when the trip says 230 miles or I will be walking.
Low coolant light always comes on. Leak in coolant, but we don't know from where.
Paint is coming off the hood and bumper and hood is now rusting. Hoping for rust-through so Chevrolet will have to fix the hood for free.
Trunk leaks water.
Black smoke comes out of the tailpipe when the car is cranked up.
Had to replace radio because the original one was not installed right. The wire that plugged in to the back of the radio just touched the radio and got mostly static.
Ticking sound comes from underneath hood.
Transmission slips. It makes a noise like it is going to fall out of the car when I shift from reverse to drive or park to reverse or drive.
Speedometer is off by 5MPH.
Squeaking brake pedal.
Rear suspension squeaks.
Fog lamp lenses hold water.
Both sun visors should have a lighted mirror.
Never have had to replace any bulbs. The originals from the factory still work-all of them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd January, 2004
12th Jan 2004, 11:44
I find it hard to believe this reviewer and that he is the original owner/purchaser of this car. Also, don't include complaints about "what your dealer hasn't done" in a review that should address universal issues specifically involving the car manufacturer and you, the owner.
I am a second owner of a 1999 Malibu (45,000 miles when purchased) and while it may not be as "tight" or well built as a Nissan, I'm at 85,000 miles and I haven't had to do anything aside from regular maintenance except for getting a valve replaced in the infamous Dex-Cool coolant system... all it takes is a little TLC and regular maintenance.