The Worst 1997-2003 Malibu Problems

  1. Passlock Security

    One of Chevrolet’s solutions for stopping thieves from driving away with a car is, coincidently, doing the same thing to the actual owner.

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  2. What Are We Missing?

    We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

5th Generation Malibu Key Numbers

  1. 7 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 2,036 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 68th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.