2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS from North America - Comments

25th Jul 2002, 17:40

I also agree that there needs to be a recall. I own a 1998 Malibu and I've only had problems. I'm not going to get into the details, but this car has cost me more money than it should have. I'm looking at a new Mitsubishi...

31st Jul 2002, 17:28

I own a 2000 Chevy Malibu LS - I've already replaced a front tie rod, brakes and rotors and the air conditioning blower will not work on 1 or 2. This is my first American car, I hate to say it, but I am looking at purchasing Foreign next time. I can't afford a car payment and repair bills.

2nd Sep 2002, 12:37

I bought a 1998 malibu ls used it had 78000 kms. althought I have not had problems with the brakes as many have after 12000 kms. I feel they will need to be done very soon. the blower motor does not work on 1@2 like most. there should be a recall on this. in short piece of junk.never again.

4th Sep 2002, 10:10

I've have a 1999 Malibu and am already on my 4th set of rotors for the front. The suspension on the car creaks and moans constantly an I've just had to replace a fuel injector. I would not recommend for anyone to purchase a Chevy Malibu. In my opinion, they are pieces of junk.

6th Sep 2002, 15:45

I've had only horrible experiences with my 1999 Malibu. Brake problems are constant and extremely unsafe. My car starts to shake when speeds exceed 50 mph. The entire electric system is haywire (lights flicker when parked at a red light, etc.) This is by far the worst car I've purchased, and now that I'm trying to trade it in for a SAFE car no dealership will give me even half of what I paid for it (less than a year ago!).

16th Sep 2002, 14:20

I own a 2001 Malibu. After 57,000 miles, I've had to replace the front pads three times. Also the check engine light has been on for about a year now. I've always been a chevy man, but I think I'm gonna buy a Dodge.

5th Oct 2002, 11:48

I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu and at 6,000 miles I had to replace the rotors and brakes. I have also had to replace the starter twice, the fuel pump, the water pump. I'm on my third intake gasket. The body module also went bad. My keyless entry stopped working. Also the passenger side window motor went bad, the stereo shorted out and stopped working. In my opinion if anyone is thinking about buying a Malibu please don't. Mine personally has been nothing but a headache. It is a cute looking car that why I like it in the first place, but I would never buy another one.

26th Oct 2002, 00:17

I just bought a 2002 Malibu and after owning it for a month it's been to the shop twice. The first time the temperature ran a little warm (they told me those cars do that). The second time the car leaked when it was raining. They had to replace all the interior (carpet, seats, etc.). I'm now worried what is going to happen next?? (my driver window is already making a noise) I think I made a $20,000 mistake = (

3rd Dec 2002, 01:55

I have a 2001 model and have never had a problem with it.

3rd Dec 2002, 17:14

Add me to the list to never buy from GM--they've given me nothing but a run around. And I have the extended warranty! My Malibu LS is a 2001 and we have replaced the pads and rotors, it shakes on the highway and has the cold engine tick. These are items that have been placed on the Service Bulletin page for GM and nothing will be done about these problems. I'm still in the process of fighting for my right to get my car fixed under the warranty. The shops say that the Malibu is known for the above problems, just to name a few. I will not take this lying down because my next step is 1-800-LEMONS---then if I get no where AGAIN--it's time to trade it in and count my losses...

6th Dec 2002, 23:17

I also own a 1998 Malibu, and I have had nothing but trouble since the first month. The taillights were the first to go. They let in water during a storm and burned out all of the bulbs. So that was replaced and a month later it did the same thing only this time it melted the bulb housings. The brakes went out only a few weeks after I purchased it. They have since been replaced at least 7 times. I have replaced the rotors 3 times, and its not just the brakes, I have also replaced both of my front wheel bearings and they are starting to sound bad again. Another problem that I have had is also with the tie rods. I had to replace them because the end actually bent. My coolant leaks and I also have problems with the temperature gauge getting hot. I replaced the thermostat and that did nothing for the problem. I've had to replace the motor mounts because the car would shake whenever I braked or when I shifted in to gear, not only that also when I turned. The struts have also been replaced on the car that I thought was a good buy. But now I have so much money into the thing that it might as well have been a Cadillac. I would not recommend a GM product to anyone that I know.

6th Dec 2002, 23:54

Hello fellow Malibu owners! My husband owns a 1998 Malibu, and I say "he" because I'll have nothing to do with it. Let me put it this way, I see the Napa specialist more than I see my husband. If he's not under the car, we're talking with the Napa guys to see whatever we can possibly do to prevent the Malibu from malfunctioning all the time. Whether it's from brake pads, motor mounts, rotors, wheel bearings, to super-dooper-engine-juicer...nothing seems to be fixing thee inevitable. LAY THE MALIBU TO REST!

15th Dec 2002, 21:10

I have a 2002 Malibu. When I brake on a bumpy road the brakes seem to slip and an indicator light comes on. Also, there is a loud whining noise from the windshield when I hit 75 mph. (I had the same problem with a '95 Geo Prizm.) The dealer recently had the windshield removed and resealed, but it didn't help. (Anyone have any idea what the whining might be?)

Patrick

15th Dec 2002, 21:30

I own a 98 Malibu and I also have had many problems with mine. I've changed my front brakes so many times I havelost count. Right now my car doesn't even start half the time and I have alreay bought a new alternator and computer module and it still won't start sometimes. I would never purchase a Malibu again or recommend anyone to buy it. You're better off getting a different car.

22nd Dec 2002, 04:51

I bought my 2000 Malibu @ 32,000 miles. At 36,500 miles I realized my spare tire wheel well had filled with rain water and had overflowed into the back seat and flooded the floor of the back passenger side. Since I work primarily out of my car you can only imagine the nightmare I've experienced. Never again. Before this I owned 2 Mazda Protege's. One went for 180,000 miles before any major repairs were necessary, and the other was still going strong when I traded her for this lovely piece of automobile. Ask me how I feel about that decision. GM should be ashamed.