27th Jun 2003, 09:01
I also have problems with my turn signals working intermittently. I did some research and found this to be a common problem in the 00 & 01 Malibu. I filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; their web site is www.nhtsa.gov. If enough people complain, they might recall the cars. I also contacted Chevrolet at 1 800 222 1020; they said they would call back Monday with an answer.
I also have the same problem with the A/C not working on 1 or 2. This could be considered a safety problem, and maybe get recalled, because it also works the defogger.
5th Jul 2003, 09:17
I purchased a used Chevy Malibu 2001 8 months ago. I am now having a similar problem with the turn signal. It is intermittent and I cannot find a way to 'make' them work. The A/c also will not work on 2. Just thought I would make you aware that you are not alone in this problem.
23rd Aug 2003, 10:02
I have the same problem with my 2000 chevy malibu, with the turn signals, and the ac not working with 1 and 2...
14th Sep 2003, 18:18
I have the same problem with the turn signal, it works when it wants to and pushing in the emergency flasher seems to do the trick sometimes.btw my flasher button is now cracked. The question is How do I get to the flasher?? Can I reach it ftom below or can I snap off some of the dash components..
15th Sep 2003, 06:58
I have the same problem. Signal lights will not work sometimes and the air does not work on 1 & 2.
7th Oct 2003, 19:18
The turn signal switch is a fairly common problem that can be rectified by replacing the turn signal switch on the dash. The trim panel just pops out after undoing the screws above the odometer. You can usually get one for 10.00 at a junker or 50.00 new at a dealer.
If you are experiencing road noise and high vibration at highway speeds recommend you have the wheel bearings and CV joints checked. This car is famous for this failure that I can see.
The ticking noise being referred to in other reviews is an inherent problem with the rear bank of #1 to 3 pistons.
Has any one tried to get GM to do anything?
5th Dec 2003, 12:23
I also had the same problems with the turn signals. It was a faulty hazard light switch. An electronic machinist replaced the unit for about $70. I have not had any problems with the signals since.
I have had plenty of other problems though:
1. three sets of front rotors and brakes pads (I was told to start using the emergency brake to take some pressure off of the front braking system. The back brakes looked brand new at 40k miles - probably causing the problem with front brakes.
2. loud creaking noise when back left door is opened or closed - WD40
3. loud creaking noise coming from back of car - no solution
4. air conditioner quits working on 1 and 2 and trips out the highest setting - replaced twice, still doesn't work.
Finally, I put it in the shop yesterday because the engine coolant light randomly appears. The mechanic first thought the problem resulted from a leaking intake, but now blames it on a leaking water pump.
My parents also owned a Malibu (98). They had the same problems plus a few others I have been fortunate enough not to experience.
I will never by another Malibu even though it is otherwise enjoyable.
3rd Aug 2004, 20:16
I just got a 2000 Malibu today, when I test drove it I noticed that the 1 and 2 on the a/c did not work too, I though it was just the way the car was. Other than that I like it so far.
15th Nov 2004, 17:07
It should be noted that only SOME 2000 Malibu vehicles fall under that particular recall. Check at http://www.nhtsa.gov/ and/or call your local dealer to find out if yours falls under that recall. Mine didn't!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign ID Number is 03V327000.
22nd Nov 2004, 07:30
I have a 2000 Malibu. Recently, the emergency brake has given me trouble. It pops right back up every time I push it down. Has anyone else experienced this?
15th Aug 2005, 23:11
I've had same problems with a/c doesn't work on 1,2.Signals work, but will make ticking sound. I had recall part put in. Still get the blinking sound off&on.Coolant light comes on leaking somewhere, just keep adding coolant. Very noisy in front end,brake calibers pins broke, replaced everything. still makes noise. I have 120,000 miles runs good. Any help with A/c controls would be helpful.
6th Dec 2006, 07:17
Problems with the a/c or heater not blowing on settings 1 and 2 most likely be fixed by replacing blower motor resistor or control unit. I think the part is like 20-30 dollars and can be acquired at most autozone's or auto stores that sell parts. Mine was located under glove box. Had to pull out blower motor. I'm a novice, but not afraid to try new things. I did it, you can too.
20th Dec 2006, 13:45
I am also having problems with the turn signals and the AC working on 1 and 2. I took the car into Mexico and the technician over there told me that the AC switch had come out bad in those models and it just need to be changed.
4th Aug 2008, 19:19
I have a 2000 Malibu Ls, and have had the normal brake issues with it. I'm not fixing the ABS light, but now the A/C button issue is starting. I have had the car about 2 years. Nothing up till just recently.
I love it and is my favorite college car. Think its like playing a game when you buy these cars. If you get one that has been taken care of you win, if not you lose unfortuneately.