23rd Jun 2001, 09:25
The front rotors on my Malibu have been replaced twice during the first 25,000 miles. GM admits there IS a problem with all Malibu rotors, and I was NOT CHARGED either time. Any dealer who charges or partially charges is being dishonest that this is normal wear and you should try to recoup your money. The engine tapping on start-up they told me is called "Piston Slap". Told me if it gets any worse that they would deal with it then.
19th Aug 2002, 22:52
I am currently "test driving" a 2000 Chev Malibu and am very hesitate right now about purchase. The ABS light has come on, the temp gauge high for idling. I have taken it to my mechanic and was given a laundry list of things to check out & repair. To insult to injury, I have been doing my own research on Carfax and found out this car has 6 vehicle records on file, none of which were mentioned by the dealer. My mechanic also says this car has had major front end work due to a accident. When I return this car, I will have lots of questions that need answers including requesting a "free" copy of this VIN (which will cost me 14.00 if I order from home. I will update you soon. I'm not feeling good about this Malibu anymore.
7th Oct 2002, 21:55
I thought I was having bad luck with my Malibu until I read a few comments on this web page. I have a 99 Malibu with 81,000 miles and have JUST had the rotors replaced. When I took the car in, the mechanic said the rotors were dangerously thin and should have been replaced miles ago. This made me very angry with the last mechanic who looked at my car about 3,000 miles ago and told me I was being to critical of noises I was hearing. Has anyone been successful with being reimbursed for their repairs??
12th Dec 2002, 18:41
I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu and I am having issues with my blinkers. They just don't work sometimes and other times they work fine. Nobody knows why this is happening. Has anyone else had this problem?
13th Dec 2002, 18:52
I also had a problem with my blinkers on my 2000 Chevy Malibu. When I hit my hazards they would begin to work again. When I brought it to the dealer they said it was a sensor and it fortunately was covered under my warranty. Currently I am experiencing an awful ticking noise coming from my engine. I had 4 pistons replaced about 30,000 miles ago and the noise has come back.
20th Dec 2002, 22:27
I own a 2000 Malibu, and have taken it in to get the brakes replaced. My wife actually took it in. After they had done the work, a and she was driving home, the brakes went out. She took the car back to the mechanic to find out what the problem was. They told my wife that the Master Cylinder would not seat right after the brakes were replaced, and that a new master cylinder had to be installed. When asked where they got this info, they said that they called a local dealership, and that was what was told to them. The next issue that I have not seem on this web page is that when you pump the brakes like it states in the owner's book, the engine shuts down. Am I the only one having this problem. I do not see how the engine and the brake system are connected.
29th Dec 2002, 22:55
29DEC.2002 Chev Malibu ABS system doesn't work.
This Christmas I total the car because ABS won't work in snow.
27th Feb 2003, 09:22
I have a 2000 Malibu with about 47,000 miles on it. I was at first pleased with the car, but last summer had to replace two parts with the AC after it would just cut off for no reason. Now my engine light is on for no apparent reason, my blinkers also stop working, and now my temp. control light is coming off and on. All these lights coming on is very unsettling.
21st Apr 2003, 11:27
I have a 2000 Malibu and have been having several problems with it. Currently my ABS Light and Coolant Light come on for no apparent reason. When I ask a mechanic if my radiator needs to be flushed or if I'm low on coolant, they tell me no that I just need to be topped off. This works for a few days, but then the light comes right back on. Is anyone else having these same problems?
30th Apr 2003, 22:59
To the person of April 21st,2003 in answer to your question have the idiot who told you that to check for an inner blown head gasket. A car 3 years old should not have one, but my daughter's 2000 Malibu has this problem. Your anti-freeze is going into your oil.
2nd May 2003, 17:33
I have a 2000 Malibu and have had signal problems. They stop working then start again. Several days ago on my way home from a 1200 mile trip they stopped working. I kept turning them on to check them and finally the last time I tried them my car died (on a busy highway of course). I was able to start the car again, drove a short distance and the car died again. I got towed by AAA to a auto service shop who looked at the car and could find nothing wrong with it. Has anyone else experienced this type of problem?
12th May 2003, 09:35
Blinker problems? I had it and fixed myself (my dealer said that it is not covered with extended warranty) There was just bad contact on hazard relay, I removed it from dashboard, turned on turn signal and start to press around of relay. I found that one solded contact is not reliable, solded it myself. It takes a few time to find problem and two minutes to fix it. But reliability of car isn't high. My opistons have been replaced at 60K km, heater fan resistors, rotors problems (as all others Malibu), speaker replacement, not properly sealed back light (fixed myself)
2nd Jun 2003, 10:49
I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu and have had the brakes replaced and rotors. Also both the tie rods have went out and the hazards button (sound) comes on when it feels like it. In addition, it's too small inside and I wouldn't recommend this car, especially if you have kids.
17th Jun 2003, 10:12
I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu that has had the Serpentine belt replaced 4 times now and it still after 2 months of install squeaks again. My Turn signals stopped working and they had to replace the switch. That fixed the problem, but also the radio quit working and we had to have that fixed. I would not recommend this car we have had it in the shop 10 + times in the 2 years that I have owned it.
29th Jul 2003, 21:38
Bought a 2000 Malibu LS with a 3.1 L V6 36 months and 3 weeks ago (does GM have a timer installed that KNOWS when the warranty runs out??). Thought it was a good car with a few minor quirks until yesterday. Till then, the only oddities I’d noticed were “Check Engine” light that would come on occasionally, then mysteriously go away. Was told by dealer that might be a problem with gasoline octane (in Colorado mid-grade is only 87 octane) or a fuel cap not being tight. Also had the “Check Oil” light come on when it was only down half a quart or so. Dealer said to add half a quart and problem went away. Then yesterday the car suddenly overheated while driving in the mountains and went from normal to red zone in less than a minute. Stopped the car on the side of I-70; saw that I had lost a good amount of coolant. Added drinking water that I happened to be carrying to the radiator when it had cooled off, then started the car and got about ¾ of a mile when it overheated again. Had it towed home (about 100 miles and $350) and the dealer said it had blown a head gasket, warped the heads, etc and needed a new engine at $5000+. Sorry about it being out of warranty. Had a similar issue with a used Cadillac 12 years ago, but had figured used vs new, newer engine, different model, maybe not a GM problem. Now I’m thinking I’ll have to think real hard about buying another GM product. By the way, found an engine exchange business in Denver that will replace the engine for $1500 less and give me a 5 year, 50,000 mile warranty.