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#700 of 4972 Malibu safety recall, anyone?
Aug 28, 2001 (5:06 pm)
I received a safety recall notice for my 1998 Malibu in mid August. According to the letter:
Reason For This Recall: GM has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 1997 and 1998 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass model vehicles. If a buildup of snow or ice restricts the movement of the passenger side wiper arm, the pivot housing can crack and the wipers will not operate. Reduced visibility in inclement weather could lead to a vehicle crash.
#701 of 4972 Safety Recall, etc.
Aug 28, 2001 (5:18 pm)
I took my 98 Malibu LS in for the recall last week, and 45 minutes later, it was done. I never heard of any incidents but it must have happened to someone.
As for the coin holder, I'd be surprised if they took it out of the LS. It's just a rubber insert that fits in the space in front of the console.
The A/C problem requires the climate control panel to be replaced. I don't know how much it costs, since mine was replaced last year under warranty.
Aug 28, 2001 (7:13 pm)
Drove to my dealer. They already had the new wiper part and installed it in about 1/2 hour.
#703 of 4972 no air on "1" and "2" setting
Aug 28, 2001 (8:03 pm)
I have a '99 Malibu with 26k miles. Recently, the fan stopped working on the 1 and 2 positions. It will only turn on when it is set to 3, 4, or 5. When it is on 1 or 2, it's the same as if it's on 0. Has anyone else had this problem? I plan on taking it to the dealer under warranty in a few days.
#704 of 4972 Leak at Intake Manifold
Aug 28, 2001 (8:06 pm)
Taking my 99 cutlass to the dealer i don't trust since it turned out they were right to get the Intake leak fixed, plus the A/C head unit, i'll let you guys know how it goes and what they say about the warranty this time.
#705 of 4972 crazymaler
Aug 29, 2001 (11:47 am)
Had the problem with air not working on low speed (1 and 2) 1.5 years ago. As well as I remember, not only A/C, but fan also did not work on low speed.
A resistor was replaced at dealership. It took at most 1/2 hours. If I remember right, the repair had to cost $24 - it was replaced under warranty.
A lot of people reported the same defect on this board, so Chevy dealers must know it very well. Not a big deal.
#706 of 4972 Coin Holder for LS
Aug 29, 2001 (11:47 am)
It looked like a coin holder should fit pretty easy in that opening. I already checked with the dealer. Maybe I can get theme to make one "disappear" off one of the base models on the lot.
Aug 29, 2001 (12:09 pm)
Wait. You mean to say that the LS doesn't have the coin holder but the base does????? What were they thinking!!!!
#708 of 4972 malibu99
Aug 29, 2001 (12:38 pm)
Did not hear you for long time. How are you?
Aug 30, 2001 (5:26 am)
Doing good. My cars is still great although I think I am starting to notice the infamous flickering AC light issue but that's minor to me. I tend to read this board more than write to it, seems like most Malibu owners are relatively happy with their cars and the board has colled down.