2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 from North America
Buy American, just don't buy Malibu
The turn signals began to sporadically make a horrible buzzing noise and would often times not work at all starting at 28,000 miles.
At 48,000 miles, I started loosing coolant which was caused by a defective intake gasket.
At 60,000 miles, the fuel pump would work on and off until it didn't work at all.
At 74,000 miles, the head gaskets on both banks blew.
My Malibu began life with me as a great, reliable car. When the odometer began to reach my warranties limits, it's reliability went downhill.
I have been extremely disappointed in this car due to the serious problems I have had.
I blame poor engineering and a corporation that does not heed warning, listen to customer complaints or reactions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th April, 2003
12th Nov 2003, 14:24
I have the exact same problems with my malibu...buzzing sometimes when the turn signals are activated, and sometimes the damn things don't work at all...does anyone know the solution to fixing this problem? I have been avoiding taking it to a repair shop because I refuse to spend more money repairing this car. However if its just something minor ($200), then I will take it in.
12th Nov 2003, 19:56
This problem has been investigated, and it is under a recall.
11th Mar 2004, 14:40
At the current moment. The recall is in affect. I just had my Malibu taken in and fixed. The turn signals work fine now. When you go in give them your Vin. number. They well look it up in the computer and well find the recall and won't charge you for it.
23rd May 2004, 13:06
New engine at 100,000 - Radio, CD, Clock stopped working.
Odometer is not working nor is the Fuel gage. Nothing but problems. I will never buy a Chevy again. Malibu has been nothing, but one problem after another.
19th May 2006, 17:22
Check your relays in the fuse box. I had a problem with my fuel pump and it was my fuel pump relay that didn't work.