2002 Chevrolet Malibu Problems and Repair Histories

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Engine (60%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (20%)

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 3.1L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Malibu in Colorado, United States
- Dec 2014
Nov 2014

110000 mi

US $75
Water Pump leaking. Replaced water pump with new OEM level. Note that the fin design is different. 
Dec 2014

112000 mi

US $20
Seal in Rear Passenger brake cylinder failed, causing sticking brakes and brake noise / clunking. Replaced cylinder with OEM quality part by myself. STAR DRIVE SOCKET NEEDED 
Chevrolet Malibu in New York, United States
- Aug 2011
Apr 2011

36000 mi

US $178
Replaced water pump 
Jul 2011

39000 mi

US $90
Check engine light on, replaced fuel cap, tested vapor recovery system  
Aug 2011

39700 mi

US $302
Rear window fell down. Needed new power window regulator. Part only available from GM so cost was very high.  
Chevrolet Malibu in Pennsylvania, United States
- Oct 2008
Jan 2007

75000 mi

US $400
Front Struts Replacement 
Oct 2008

85000 mi

US $800
Lower Intake Gasket replacement 
Chevrolet Malibu in Texas, United States
- Oct 2008
Oct 2008

91476 mi

US $301
Replaced ignition switch due to random inability to start. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Minnesota, United States
- Mar 2007
Oct 2005

34000 mi
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 
Mar 2007

92000 mi
Right rear taillight assembly became full of water. The tail lamp broke because of the contact with the water and had to be replaced. I emptied the water out of the lens assembly. 

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Repair Histories

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