1998 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu ProblemsFailure of Instrument Panel Lighting Due to Faulty Panel Dimmer Module
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.
1998 Chevrolet Malibu Questionsignition not turning (1 answer)
I put anti-freeze in and it seems to just disappear. I looked under the car for leaks and it's bone dry....
.... was driving on the interstate tried to pick up speed and it wouldn't. pulled over and it would not turn nor crank. While waiting for AAA I tried to start it again. it would turn but not start. When I got it home that's when we charged the battery, checked the starter and it was fine,...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu RecallsIgnition Lock Cylinder Concern
Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.
GM recalls 1997-1998 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass vehicles in cold weather states because the wiper system may fail due to ice and snow buildup. If the wipers fail, visibility in inclement weather will be poor, which may result in a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger side windshield wiper pivot housing.