Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 22 problems related to windshield wiper/washer (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Malibu based on all problems reported for the Malibu.
Windshield wipers stop part way through the cycle when set on intermittent setting. They do not move again unless I set them for (slow or fast) continuous operation. This problem is consistent when the wipers are first turned on. This malfunction occurs on a daily basis.
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Recall 01v068000 concerning windshield wiper arm. Front windshield wipers stopped operating during inclement conditions. Dealer was notified, but dealer informed the consumer that this vehicle was not covered under the recall due to VIN.
See all problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu.
1997 Chevrolet Malibu wipers the part broke from the arm called Chevrolet place in boaz alabama to check if they had a recall he checked and said no.
While driving in inclement weather, the windshield wipers stopped working on their own. The consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection,and the mechanic informed the driver that this vehicle was not covered under the recall. The wipers are inoperative.
Problems with vehicle's windshield wipers. The windshield wipers stopped working in a snow storm and the consumer was unable to see.
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The vehicle experienced the same problem as stated in recall#0 1 v 068 000, however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.
Intermittent windshield wiper failure.
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The VIN number of car fell into recall but since car is in missouri gm says it doesnt qualify for recall. The car was from st. Louis missouri which borders illinois . Illinois by the way is in recall. We feel gm knows about defect and is avoiding fixing it. No safety defect listed.
Windshield wipers are not clearing the window. Blades are not touching the window properly. Consumer has been to dealer, and had windshield wipers replaced 3 times. But, problem is still present. Please provide any further information.
Vehicle experienced same defect as listed in recall 01v068000 concerning windshield wiper linkage: pivot: drive assembly cracking due to snow and ice. Windshield wiper stopped operating. Dealer repaired defect at consumer's expense, and did not recognize recall.
While driving about 45 mph windshield wipers stopped working without prior notice. Dealer said there was no recall, recall announced in March 2001, no notification schedule yet. Consumer stated an accident was almost caused due to the faulty wipers.
I'm waiting for papers to be sent to me for this complaint. Windshield wipers broke from the snow, and my wife had to slam on the brakes while pulling over cause she couldn't see.
I filed a complaint with NHTSA and gm case # c04015874 in April 01. Gm told me to send in copies of my sales contract and other purchase info to prove I purchased it in NY I did that immediately. They also told me to take the car to a dealer and have it inspected and give them the broken pivot part. I then was told at the end of the year after all this misinformation given to me that they weren't going to reinburse me for the part I had to buy to repair the car. The recall said the snow fall causes the part to break and that's what happened-but they won't honor it. Can you do something for me, the part cost $100. Dollars.
Windshield wiper arm broke. There is a recall, but only for vehicles in salt belt states. This vehicle was not included.
The dealer won't pay for the parts because my VIN# don't come up. The car was purchased and is registered in new york one of the snow belt states affected. Originally, the car was sold and delivered in florida, and that's why my VIN# isn't coming up. Someone has to tell them this car was bought in NY and isn't being used in florida. My wife almost lost control while driving because the defective parts broke while the wet snow came down. I've just found out that a person at my insurance CO, just got there recall and theirs didn't break yet, while mine did. Please help. Sincerely, steve dardzinski.
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Date of incident- heavy rains, driving on 1-95 north in stratford, CT- the passenger side wiper system fail- breaks off its mounting bracket- leads to failure of drivers side wiper in a pouring rain on highway- visibilty becomes zero- was lucky to get off the road from middle lane without incident. Found a garage who had never seen anything like this before- put rin-x on my windshield was able to get home. Showed dealer- next day they had never seen anything like this. Made arrangements to have repaired, done and contacted Chevrolet and described this as amanufacturer defect. Car out of warrantee and they would not cover. How many demolished vehicles and fatalities have happened on a rainslick road and the culprit has been the weather when actually the windshield wiper system was at fault, but the dead person was unable to explain what happened just prior to the collision. The car would have severe damage and this defect would have been overlooked. I thoroughly believe by my experience, and lucky to be alive, that this is a manufacturering defect and cause for several deaths. I have the defective parts, or those that where given me by the dealer after the repair. I would like a thorough investigation into this defect as I believe I am one onf the lucky few who survived.
While driving on the highway at 50 mph, the windshield wipers arm broke. Dealer contacted and the windshield wipers were replaced at owner's expense. Provide further information.
The metal on the windshield wipers sheared off, and causing windshield wipers to be inoperative in rainy weather. Dealer has not seen vehicle.
Wiper arm assembly failed during a downpour--arms crossed and wouldn't work. Exact same failure just happened to my sister-in-law who has a new Oldsmobile cutlass, which is basically the same car. I then realized this is a recurring problem which is a significant safety issue.
The vehicle was experiencing a problem with the housing of the windshield wipers and as a result the wipers did not move at all. Although this defect was on recall the consumer's vehicle was not included due to VIN. Please provide any additional information.
Windshield wipers became inoperable in a rain storm, cause unknown. Please give any further details.
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