About Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size car manufactured by General Motors from 1964 to 1983 and since 1997. The first Chevrolet Malibu was a trim level of Chevrolet Chevelle and debuted in 1964 as 4-door sedan, 2-door hardtop, 2-door convertible and station wagon. In its half-century history, it received lots of awards and recognition such as it has been awarded as the "North American Car of the Year" at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. It now has been produced through nine generations.
In the eighth generation of Chevrolet Malibu (2011-2016), it was unveiled at Auto Shanghai in China, on Facebook and at the New York International Auto Show successively. There are six trim levels available: the LS 1LS (not available for fleet-ordered models), the LT 1LT (base model for fleet-order models), the LT 2LT, the ECO 1SB, the ECO 2SA and the LTZ 1LZ. They are powered by engines ranging from 2.0 L LTG inline 4-cylinder turbo gasoline engine to 3 L LPW V6 engine with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission. The ninth generation Chevrolet Malibu (2016-present) was unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show and is available only four trim levels: L, LS, LT and Premier. Engine options include 1.5 L LPV, 2.0 L LTG inline 4-cylinder turbo gasoline engine and 1.8 L LKN inline 4-cylinder hybrid gasoline engine with 6-speed and 8-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Malibu Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
There are some common problems about Chevrolet Malibu having been complained by Chevrolet Malibu vehicle owners, among those problems, here are two most complained:
First, power steering going out intermittently. Chevrolet Malibu vehicle owners have met the signs like clunking noises and excessive vibration from the front, clicking or grinding sounds while turning, steering tilt not locking, hard to control steering wheel. Those signs are indicating that they may have a failing steering knuckle or the steering column cover is not good enough to protect the steering column.
Second, fuel pump issues. Chevrolet Malibu vehicle owners thought their fuel pumps were failing as they can hear a whining noise and had a difficulty in starting the car and performance of engine decreased. If you have the same problems, then you may also need to replace your fuel pump.
Routine maintenance is always the right thing to do when it comes to lengthen the lifespan of your Chevrolet Malibu. You should check your auto parts on Chevrolet Malibu periodically before it goes wrong. For example, seat belts are for securing against harmful movement needs to be replaced before they are out of work and windshield wiper or wiper blade is for clearing obstacles on windscreen to secure your clear visions also needs to be changed in time for your safety while driving.
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