3rd Oct 2005, 15:29
We have the intermittent turn indicator problem as well. What works for a temporary fix is to put on the emergency flashers for a few minutes. Turn the flasher off and the turn indicators again work for a short period. It is no way to drive safely, but short of a permanent fix what else is there. By the way all bulbs, fuses, and the flasher have already been replaced once. This has been the only problem we have had with the car to this point.
8th Nov 2005, 21:09
You probably have a short in your blinker switch. I have a Lumina that is similar to the Malibu in some aspects. I have had the same problem twice. Both times it was the blinker switch.
5th Jan 2006, 12:19
I too have a 2002 Malibu LS, my turn signals and brake light (only driver side) work when they want to pretty much.
I noticed that the trick with the hazard lights does work up until a point and then its just a pain in the rear.
I'm taking the Malibu in for a coolant leak I have suddenly.
I noted on GM's site that none of these have been recalled, yet in all previous years up until 2002 they had recalled the Malibus' for these issues. Mostly electrical issues.
GM how many irritated people do you need??
30th Mar 2006, 16:43
I am glad to have found this site. I have a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. In 2004 I began having the coolant leaking problem. It stopped on its own after 8 months.
I have been having the same problem with my blinkers also. The recalls for both these problems end at 2001.
This was my second and definitely my last Chevy.
11th Dec 2010, 21:48
I also have problems with this car. I have problems first with the blinkers, then I had to replace the starter, and now it's the transmission.
12th Dec 2010, 13:43
You should have bought an Impala or a Buick with the 3.8 engine. Chevy makes good cars, but the early 2000's Malibu was a lemon for sure. Too many electrical problems mostly .