2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L from North America
This is a mid price car that is a rip off
Bought the car new and with 34K miles, I have replaced the front pads every 12K-14K miles. Dealer says I ride my brake! I drive 80% freeway and do not ride my brakes.
I tell all my friends not to buy GM.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st February, 2003
3rd Jun 2003, 09:16
I have the same problem. My 2000 Malibu has been the shop 5 time for warped rotors. Now that the warranty is over, the dealer will have nothing to do with it. It also has a creeking noise in the front end that they never fixed. I can't understand why GM will not admit the problem and issue a better engineered rotor. I am sure they could save millions on dealer refunds.
8th Jun 2003, 12:56
I replace the under designed rotors on my '98 Malibu LS with drilled and slotted units from http://www.roto-tech.com/index.html
65,000 KM's and no pulsation... they are noisy though, but less aggravating than frequent repairs and a lot cheaper too. :)