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2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the operation of the switch.

2001 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, February 5, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

GM has recalled 2000-2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the turn signals and hazard lights may fail. This may increase the risk of a collision. Dealers will replace the hazard warning switch.

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Questions and Answers

julieratliff, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, San Antonio, TX

When replacing the themastat...we took off the hoses from the water holding tank (reserve, I know it is misspelled but it the water plastic holding tank) but not sure if the hoses were placed on co...

chevym, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Las Cruces, NM

I have had the battery replaced & the altenator replaced but the battery light comes on whenever I slowdown or stop. The battery is completely dead after 1 day of driving in town

JPleau, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Waterville, ME

Frequently (3-4 times per day) the anti-theft system activates because the car does not start immediately. I have to wait 10 mins to try again. Is there any way to turn this off?

chevy87, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Los Angeles, CA

can u take your car to a different smog check center after it has failed

jess1901, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Phoenix, AZ

THERE IS A SQUEALING NOISE COMING FROM THE DRIVING BELT. WHAT COULD THAT BE?

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

A little over 2 years ago I bought a 2001 Chevy Malibu from a franchised Chevy dealer. It had 98,000 miles on it, and I thought I got a good deal, especially with it being a dealer. I was wrong. I now have 125,000 miles on it, and have had the following issues. Replaced radiator due to broken drain. Replaced intake manifold gaskets due to coolant leak. Was told it was because of DexCool. Replaced serpentine belt tensioner due to bearing failure, left me stranded. Engine has an intermittent knocking noise. Replaced all 4 struts, suspension was out of alignment, not adjustable. A/C works when it wants to. Both rear door power window regulators failed. I bolted the windows in the closed position. Starter jammed up flywheel, broke starter housing. Windshield washer quit working. I would buy another car, but I have so much money tied up in this one I will just have to keep my fingers crossed and keep it a couple more years.

I have experienced problems with this car since purchasing it used. It does not even have 80,000 miles on it yet. I am 62 years old, retired female and seldom drives it now, but when I do, there is something wrong with it. I have repaired the lights, where it rained around the parking lights. Ignition sticks and I have to jiggle it to make it turn. The horn, locks, lights all were blinking at once; had this repaired. Now, it needs a fuel pump (01-24-13). When I put it in drive after taking my foot off the break, it makes a very loud scary thumping sound. However, whenever I had everything repaired, it ran for a few months. Since I am now retired and live on a fixed income, I can't afford to get it repaired all the time, or trade it off for a new car. Honestly, I like the car, but it has given me so much heartache. Oh yes, the heating and air does not work either.

good car all around it can take a beating and yet runs good,picks up speed really good, all and love this car.

gm should be ashamed to sell junk like this to the public... PERIOD!

Replaced brakes twice and I am an easy driver.
Multiple electrical and control problems..they just keep coming. ABS light, Anti theft problems-car won't start, horn honking, blinkers blink constantly.Also door locks don't respond, window motors going out. And fuses go out often, air flow control malfunctions.
Engine has been good for me.
Exhaust replaced at 85,000 miles.
Heating and air not very strong.
Steering has been good for me, suspension ok.

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