2003 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu
$
1,306
to $
2,008
2003 Chevrolet Malibu
$
450
to $
687
2003 Chevrolet Malibu
$
199
to $
368
2003 Chevrolet Malibu
$
626
to $
1,002
2003 Chevrolet Malibu
$
307
to $
574

2003 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

"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.

Poor Terminal Contact at BCM Connectors May Cause Electrical Issues

Various electrical issues may be caused by poor terminal contact at the body control module (BCM) electrical connectors. Proper diagnoses will be required to confirm faults are related to poor BCM connections.

Loss of One or More HVAC Blower Motor Speeds

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.

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Sent 2 prev. questions re "oil" in overflow tank. Rec. 2 replies. (1 answer)

Driving as little as possible. Would there be any advantage to
flushing cooling system until we
actually get a solid answer and
make a decision as to repair or
replace?

Vehicle in for oil change; discovered oil in radiator overflow tank. (1 answer)

No lit icons, no error messages.

Engine running O.K.

Previous repair of leak at intake manifold done at approximately 60,000 miles (now 114,000) at
local GM dealer.

Why is my car not sending any info to the emissions machine? (2 answers)

I have taken my car to three different emissions places. They have all said that they can not get a reading. I have had the fuses checked and all are in good shape.

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2003 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.

GM Recalls 2003 Vehicles Due to Sticking Accelerator

GM has recalled certain 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the accelerator may stick in hot temperatures, which can increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the accelerator pedal arm and replace the accelerator and brake pedal assembly.

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

I bought my car new and have never had any problems with it. The AC switches from internal air to outside air on its own, but I think it's supposed to do that, according to temp inside and out. The struts wore out after 4 yrs , but have not had any major problems and would recommend it for an everyday car for small family or single person.
I owen this car since it had 4 miles on it, and it the best all over car I have owen. Love to drive in the city or open roads. I do not think I have one thing more could be added to the car.
This car is great for travel it does good on gas and is very comfortable on the inside the engine runs great and gets up when it needs to the tranny could be better but it's good for long distance driving at about 26MPG

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