27 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. 5 of these members (18.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 6 engine repairs to 2002 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.
See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2002 Chevrolet Malibu problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
170-horsepower 3.1L V6 4-speed automatic FWD
|110000 mi||US $75||Water Pump leaking. Replaced water pump with new OEM level. Note that the fin design is different.|
|36000||US $178||Replaced water pump|
|39000||Check engine light on, replaced fuel cap, tested vapor recovery system|
|85000||US $800||Lower Intake Gasket replacement|
|91476||US $301||Replaced ignition switch due to random inability to start.|
|34000||Piston Slap, Two pistons worn due to so-called "piston slap." Dealer in St. Clould, MN, said noise would not hinder performance.Ha! I complained twice and just before warranty expired, I asked agained about the engine noise. The mechanic rep said it cou|