2002 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

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.

Coolant Leak From Heater Core

The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us that removal of the dash board is necessary to replace the heater on these vehicles.

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

I have returning p0401 code i have cleaned passage and repla.ced the egr valve (1 answer)

not sure what to look at next

Why don't my turn signal hazard or windshield wipers turn on at all (1 answer)

2 days ago my turn signals went out i will flip the lever for the turn signal but nothing happens same thing with the windshield wipers ill flip the lever up and down but the windshield wipers wont move at all and the hazard button to turn the hazard lights on wont turn on and i checked the fuses...

P0442 (1 answer)

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

Ignition 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.

Chevrolet Recalls 2002 Malibus Due to Malfunctioning Left Headlamp

Chevrolet is recalling certain 2002 Malibu vehicles because the left front headlamp may not perform to minimum required lighting standards. Lighting that is too weak will not provide enough visibility; lighting that is too bright causes glare for oncoming traffic. Dealers will inspect the left low beam headlamp and replace it if necessary.

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

This is my first car and Iove it.
I bought my 02 malibu 2years ago from a used car dealership and it was fine at first but then the my air conditioning start to not want to come on then my brakes starts acting up now my back light don't work and my gas meter stop working also when i cut my car off and open the door the radio stays on and my car is making a funny noise and my it drives like it wants to shut down on me at anytime...
I know that alot of things have to do with the way people take care of their vehicles.. but I've also read that some of the problems i have are common issues with this car. Bought car Feb. 2011 for 3200 cash. Drove it on the highway seemed to be fine. Checked fluids. All good. 2 days later overheats. One week later engine locks. After a new engine, new belt, new intake manifold gasket, new ...

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