2003 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chevrolet Malibu
2003 Chevrolet Malibu Problems
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.
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.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
2003 Chevrolet Malibu Questions
I noticed heavy oil in coolant res. when I purchased for 30$. Vehicle runs fine...I added Bars stop leak hoping it will help buy some time till I can get gasket done...While idling for an hour I noticed it never got hot and fans never cycled on...Why ??
Popping happens every time I brake.
Just got this malibu and the dash lights such as the headlight indacator, ABS, oil, open door indacator and the gear shift lights do not work...signal lights radio, all work. But i do not know wat fuse to check.
2003 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls
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 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.
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.
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
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.