Brake Disc Caliper problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
Nine problems linked to brake disc caliper have been reported for the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #1
The car involved is a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The VIN of this vehicle is 1G1N052J31_. The calipers on the vehicle flexed, the casting bended when the brakes were applied which caused misalignment of the guide pins.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #2
The car is a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The brake caliper was designed, the caliper piston over heated, which caused the piston to expand. This problem occurred on Thu., Apr. 3, 2003.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #3
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G1NE52441_. Problems with 2001 Chevrolet Malibu's brake equipment. The brakes were not covered under warranty but were replaced twice by the dealership, once at 13500k miles along with resurfacing of the rotors and the replacing the r/f caliper, and again at 7855k miles later. The last incident occurred when the consumer exited the expressway when a loud metal to metal sound was heard. The brakes were down to the floor and in order to stop, the consumer had to continually pump the brake pedal. This issue happened on Friday, Apr. 25, 2003.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #4
The VIN of the problem Malibu is 1G1NE52J41_. Problems with brakes on 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Brakes were replaced twice along with resurfacing the rotors and replacing the right front caliper. The consumer stated there was a metal-to-metal sound and the brakes went to the floor when applied. In addition, consumer stated the brakes should not have to be replaced (7855 miles) after the initial replacement.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #5
The car is a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Malibu is 1G1ND52J81_. The front brake calipers on this vehicle flex when the brakes are applied. This has resulted in uneven and premature wear of the brake pads. The pads were replaced twice, once at 17,000 miles and once at 30,000. The rotors were remachined at 17,000 miles, replaced at 30,000 miles and resurfaced at 33,000. The flexing of the caliper causes misalignmet of the guide pins, causing the caliper to hang up. As a result only the inner brake pad is stopping the car. There is virtually no wear on the outer pad. The inner pads show signs of overheating, which can cause the rotors to warp (pulsating), and brake fade in a panic stop. The constant flexing could also comprimise the intgerity of the aluminum calipers over time. Gm claims this is normal. I have checked the nhtsb web site and found 28% of the complaints filed for this vehicle were brake related and almost all could be attributed to this condition. It was Mar. 15, 2003 when this brake disc caliper issue happened.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #6
The car was a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. VIN of the vehicle was 1G1ND52J41_. We had bought a 2001 chevy Malibu in Nov 2002 . And it is now April of 2004 . We have had the car 16 months and we have went through 5 whole brake jobs . We had recently had our brakes done in Feb of 2004 with 65,000 miles and it cost us $557. 00 and we had replaced the pads,shoes ,rotors and calipers . By the time we had 5,000 miles on the brakes they were gone so we had to do the whole process over again . Another $600. 00 brake job . We have had to replace the hubs twice and I feel we have bought a lemon and the dealer dose not want to talk to me . I feel that there are some major problem that need to be fixed dealing with the brakes and the front end on these cars . I feel the safety of my children riding in this car . I would like to know if there is anything that can be done . I would like the problem fixed or a replacement car . We can not put anymore time/$$$in this car when the brakes go every two months or 5,000 miles . Please help. This brake disc caliper problem happened on Sunday, February 9, 2003.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #7
The car is a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Multiple repairs on braking systems of 2001 chevy Malibus. This problem occurred on 11/16/2003.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #8
The vehicle was a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G1ND52J11_. Brakes have been replaced 4 times in last year. There have been continual failures with the rotors and calipers. When braking it appeared that the abs system that was designed to eliminate braking lock ups was engaging when it was not supposed to. Brakes were wearing at an extremely high rate , which was warping the rotors which have been installed brand new. Pulsating noise was common along with scraping and spongy brake pedal. In researching it appeared that the Malibu had an extensive history of brake failures in a short time. Several close calls due to brake failure. These cars need to be recalled and fixed before any further injuries or death occur. It was Tuesday, May 15, 2007 when this brake disc caliper issue occurred.
Brake Disc Caliper problem #9
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. In the past 3 years we have had two sets of front calipers locke don the 2001 chevy Malibu. Both of these have caused replacements of both the calipers and the brake pads and rotors. This brake disc caliper problem happened on Saturday, July 7, 2007.
Other Service Brakes related problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||11|
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||9|
|Brake Disc problems||8|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||8|
|Brake Foundation Components problems||7|
|Service Brakes problems||7|
|Brakes Failed problems||2|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||2|
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||2|
|Brake Grinding Noise problems||1|
|Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problems||1|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||1|
|Brake Popping Noise problems||1|