2003 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

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

2003 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Hazard Flasher to Click

The turn signal switch may fail causing the hazard/turn signal flasher to continue to click even when the turn signal switch is off. Replacing the faulty turn signal switch will commonly correct this condition.

Ignition Module or Coil May Fail Causing Engine Misfire

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing.

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Battery drains overnight on BCM (1 answer)

I have found one factor that radio cause battery to drain. So I disconnected and removed the radio to continue the Parasitic test. The amps reads from 0.74 A down to 0.44 A. It's still a lot.

Now, amp reads at down to 0.013 A when I disconnected pink connector of BCM. I want to know the ...

This car is losing radiator fluid. Don't know the cause. Wondering if the fluid is low, if we can fill we H2O or should we use antifreeze? (2 answers)

We parked at an outdoor fair on Sunday, and could smell the water and then see a small puddle on the ground. After walking around the fair, went home w/ no problems. Today, as my wife was coming home from work, the same thing apparently happened again...

My car does not boost unless disconnect and connect the battery neg. (1 answer)

I tried to put key to 'on' position then go start boost, no engine cranked, sometimes all lights are off, sometimes lights are on but all meters went to crazy. Only way I can boost car is reconnect battery. By the way, the battery is clean and no post corrosion. What is weird is if I made...

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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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