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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Problems and Repair Histories

24 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. 4 of these members (16.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 8 repairs to 2002 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Chevrolet Malibu problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 Chevrolet Malibu problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

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63% of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu repairs were to the engine, 13% to the suspension, and 25% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 8 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2002 Chevrolet Malibu problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 3.1L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Malibu in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
178 Replaced water pump 
90 Check engine light on, replaced fuel cap, tested vapor recovery system  
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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
400 Front Struts Replacement 
800 Lower Intake Gasket replacement 
Chevrolet Malibu in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
301 Replaced ignition switch due to random inability to start. 
Chevrolet Malibu in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 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 
0 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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