2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

2001 Chevrolet Malibu manual table of contents:

  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Every 2001 Malibu under warranty is backed with the following services: 1-800-CHEV-USA ® ( For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-6800) that provides in an emergency: Courtesy Transportation Free lockout assistance Free dead-battery assistance Free out-of-fuel assistance Free...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 22628170 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 2000 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Safety Belts Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Restraint Systems for Children Features and Controls Section 2 Windows Keys and Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System Remote Trunk Release Automatic Transaxle Parking Brake Tilt Wheel Turn ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    Table of Contents (cont'd) Comfort Controls and Audio Systems Section 3 Heating and Air Conditioning Setting the Radio...Radio/Cassette Player/CD Player Radio Theft-Deterrent Feature Your Driving and the Road Section 4 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Driving ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Brakes Bulb Replacement Windshield ... Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Maintenance Schedule Section 7 Scheduled Maintenance Owner Checks and Services Periodic Maintenance Inspections Recommended Fluids and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Assistance and Courtesy Transportation Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual) Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10 Service Publications Index Section 9 In ... find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name MALIBU are registered trademarks of General... can use it. For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual: Aux propriétaires canadiens: Vous pouvez ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find ...you or others could be hurt. Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety ...find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "Don't," "Don't do this"...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... COOLANT TEMP WINDSHIELD WASHER BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM FUSE TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER DOOR LOCK UNLOCK PARKING LAMPS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE FASTEN SEAT BELTS HAZARD...DEFOGGER COOLANT FUEL ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN AIR BAG FOG LAMPS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ix
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Service Station Guide Fuel Cooling System For a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6 See Section 5 Tire Pressure See Section 6 Use unleaded only. See Section 6 for octane ratings. Spare Tire Pressure See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6 Battery See Section 6 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... 1-53 1-53 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Center Passenger Position Children Restraint Systems for Children Older Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash 1- 1-1
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... Manual Front Seats CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving....s seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Your vehicle has one of the following manual front seat controls. Lift the lever located under the front seat to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... front seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Then try to move the seat with your body to make sure the seat is locked into place. The power seat control is located on the outboard side of the driver's seat. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... by Reclining Front Seatbacks holding the front part of the control up or down. holding the rear part of the control up or down. Your vehicle has one of the following reclining front ... the lever. Check to see that the handle returns to the original position and that the seatback is securely locked....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...t do its job because it won’t be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go... over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious ... upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. But...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... is closest to the top of your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. To open the folding rear seat, open the trunk and pull one or both of the tethers located on the driver's side of the trunk. The left tether will open the larger side of the seatback. The right ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system. CAUTION: It... belts are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See “Safety Belt Reminder ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They ... don't know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even ... many of them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without belts they could ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-9
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-10
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...wear safety belts? Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder...-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If...If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle the belt. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or crash, or if...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... height that is right for you. To move it down, squeeze the release button and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the ... the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. 1-15
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... with this? A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way. CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. 1-16
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. 1-17
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    Q: What's wrong with this? A: The belt is twisted across the body. CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or air bag system. Your vehicle has air ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... the vehicle's safety CAUTION: (Continued) The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index for more information. 1-22
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    How the Air Bag System Works The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. Where are the air bags? The driver's air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-23
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force .... If your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, side impacts...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should ... help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    D Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...t want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual... They are probably part of the air bag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...t safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are ... Outside Passenger Positions 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don’t let it... to wear one properly. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it... latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" ... quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    .... The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just .... The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety ... comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 1-30
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-31
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take ... the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide onto the clip. Turn the ... inward and slide them in between the seatback and the interior body, leaving only the loop of the elastic cord ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance ...fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children ... by the appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. CAUTION: (Continued) 1-35
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... outstanding protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because ...s neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash... be distributed across the strongest part of an infant’s body, the back and shoulders. Infants always...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    Restraint Systems for Children An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to ... seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or... child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... of the infant's shoulders and buckle together at the crotch. The five-point harness system has... these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system..., or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...child riding in a forward-facing child seat and an older child riding in a booster seat....can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly ...restraints. Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available. CAUTION: A child in a rear-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United States, some child restraints also have a ... ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1-42
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions... restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicleମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to ...child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Make the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    .... See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, always move ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-48
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to ...child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should ...if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a ... the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a .... Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...on the air bag system earlier in this section. Checking Your Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts... or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...your vehicle, and information on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you if...2-17 2-18 2-18 2-19 2-20 2-21 2-22 2-26 2-27 2-29 2-29 Windows Keys Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped) Trunk Theft PasslockR New Vehicle ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-2
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...To raise the window, push and hold the switch forward. Lock Out Button The driver's power window controls also include a lock out... button to stop the front and rear passengers from using their window switches. The driver can still control all the windows with the lock on. Press the LOCK OUT button ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-4
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    One key is used for the ignition and all other locks. NOTICE: Your vehicle has a number of new features that can help prevent theft, therefore you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. You may even have to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...especially children -- can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle won't open it. You increase the chance of ... use your key or remote keyless entry system. From the inside, to lock the door, move the lock lever forward. To unlock ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... your vehicle using either the driver's or front passenger's door lock switch. Programmable Automatic ... person use either the lock lever or the power door lock switch. When the door is closed again, ... key is turned to OFF. Customizing the Automatic Door Locks Pull up on the switch to unlock all ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    .... See "Anti-Lockout Protection" later in this section. When LOCK on the driver's power door lock switch is ... If the power door lock switch is pressed to unlock, the doors will unlock immediately and not lock... change the mode by pressing and holding LOCK on the power door lock switch (two chimes ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... let adults and older children know how these security locks work, and how to cancel the locks. To cancel the rear door lock, do the following: 1. Unlock the door from the inside and open it from the outside. 2. Move the switch down. 3. Do the same for the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ..., when the key is in the ignition and any door is open, hold down the power door lock switch for three seconds. This feature cannot guarantee that you ...t leave the keys in the ignition, or if you use the manual door lock or the remote keyless entry transmitter, you could still...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... the left or right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again. resynchronization is necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. LOCK: All doors will automatically lock when the LOCK button on the transmitter...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... by enabling the horn chirp feature. The programmable horn chirp can be disabled by pressing and holding either of the door lock switches in the unlock position for 10 seconds, with the ignition ON and all of the doors closed. When you hear the horn chirp, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... only four transmitters matched to it. NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... entry system is equipped with a security system that prevents anyone from recording and playing back your signal. The ...3. Hold the buttons for five seconds. In this time, the doors should lock and unlock once. This confirms the resynchronization. If the doors do not lock and unlock, see your dealer ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...trunk lid open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body and the trunk lid: D... when either the ignition is off, or with the ignition ON while either the parking brake is engaged or the vehicle speed is less than 2 mph (3 km...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    .... When the lockout is on, the remote trunk release switch on the instrument panel will not release the trunk lid.... can still be opened with the key, but not with the remote keyless entry transmitter. Trunk ... latch. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Pull the release handle up to open...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...this. Your ignition and transaxle will be locked. And remember to lock the doors. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. ... in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent features, we know that nothing we put on ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ..., the THEFT SYSTEM light will come on for approximately five seconds when the key is turned to ON and the engine is started. If the THEFT SYSTEM light flashes with the key in ON, wait 10 minutes until the light goes off. Then turn the ignition key to OFF...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...This position unlocks the ignition. It is also the position to where the key returns after you start the engine and release the switch. The switch will stay in this position when the ...to operate your electrical power accessories, and to display some instrument panel warning lights. 2-19
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... (D): This position starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return to ON for normal..., turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle... minutes or until the driver's door is opened. Starting Your Engine Move your shift...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in START for not more than 15 seconds at a time. This clears the extra gasoline from the engine. Engine Coolant .... You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... the engine air cleaner/filter. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt AC outlet. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. How ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to apply your regular brake before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. ...or if it seems not to shift gears as you go faster, something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower ... there with only the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a hill....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... down on the parking brake pedal with your left foot. If the parking brake is not released when you begin to drive, the brake system warning light will come on and a chime will sound warning you that the parking brake is still on. NOTICE:...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll....re pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could ... to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to apply your regular brake before you can shift from PARK (P) when ... out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key to ACC. 2. Apply and hold the regular brake until the end of Step 5. 3. Shift to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    .... It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: D Your exhaust system sounds strange or different.... to, here are some things to know. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier Caution...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when...you're on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... and Lane Change Indicator D Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer D Parking Lamps and Headlamp Control To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your lane change. The lever will ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... you signal a turn, check for burned-out bulbs and then check the fuse. See "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index. Turn the headlamp control to this symbol to turn on...Panel Lights Turning the headlamp control to AUTO will provide for automatic operation of the headlamps, taillamps and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...multifunction lever away from you. When the high beams are on, a light on the instrument panel cluster also will be on if ... On Reminder If you open the driver's door and turn off the ignition while ... chime. You control the windshield wipers by moving the stalk with the wiper symbol on it up or down....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Move the stalk to INT, ... safely. To avoid damage, be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them...., but the wipers will continue to wipe for about three cycles and will either stop or will resume the speed you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on slippery roads.... accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 25 mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brake, the cruise control shuts off. 2-36
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't need to reset it. Once you're going about 25 mph (...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much... until you reach the lower speed you want, then release it. D Step lightly on the brake pedal; D Press the cruise control OFF/ON button. Erasing the Cruise Speed ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... Index. When the DRL system is on, the taillamps, sidemarker lamps, parking lamps and instrument panel lights will not be illuminated unless you ... turned on your parking lamps, D the light sensor detects daytime light, D the parking brake is released, and D the shift lever is not in PARK (P). 2-39
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... so that driving under bridges or bright overhead street lights does not affect the system. The DRL and ALC systems will only be ... delay. To idle your vehicle with the ALC system off, set the park brake while the ignition is off. Then start the vehicle. The ALC system will stay off until you release ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Push the button to turn the fog lamps on. An indicator light on the button will glow when the fog lamps are on. Push the... again. Illuminated Entry/Exit System When you open any door, the lamps inside your ...Panel Intensity Control You can brighten or dim the instrument panel cluster lights by turning ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... remote keyless entry transmitter button, D press the remote trunk release button, or D press the power door lock switch. The battery saver feature will also be activated when ... the night position. D Turn on the ignition, D turn the lamp switch off and then on, D open a door, 2-42
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Manual Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted so you can see a little ...seat and have the passenger adjust the mirror for you. The controls for the power mirror are located on the driver's door armrest. Move the switch above the control pad to choose the right or left ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...shift lever. Storage Compartments Glove Box To open, pull the handle to the left and pull the glove box door down until it stops and is fully open. Rear Seat Cupholders Pull down the door on the rear of the center console to use the rear seat cupholders. 2-44
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. The net isn't for larger, ... the heating element. Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter The ashtray is located at the lower part of the center ...) This mirror is located on the passenger's side visor. When you lift the cover, the light will turn on. 2-45
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...a maximum current level. Certain power accessory plugs may not be compatible to the accessory power outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem see your dealer for additional information on the power accessory plugs....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...vent position, you must first open the sunshade by hand. Then push the switch back and release it. NOTICE: Do not attempt to force the sunshade forward of the sliding glass panel. Damage will occur and the sunroof may not open or close properly. 2-47
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-48
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...Fuse Blocks L. Instrument Panel Cupholder M. Remote Trunk Release Button N. Hood Release O. Tilt Wheel Lever P. Parking Brake Q. Horn R. Audio System S. Cigarette Lighter T. Ashtray U. Accessory Power Outlet V. Climate Control System 2-49
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you will need to drive safely and economically. Your vehicle is equipped with this instrument panel cluster, which includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on the following pages. United States ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... if it can't, then it's set at zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. Trip ... trip odometer. To reset the trip odometer to zero, press and hold the reset button for one to two seconds. Also, by ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Tachometer Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that... you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's...few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...panel, which shows the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... Light The charging system indicator light will come on when you turn on the ignition, but the engine is not ... driving and you hear a chime, you may have a problem with the electrical charging system....belt or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this light is on could ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    .... For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. If the light and chime come on while you are driving, pull off the road ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light With the anti-lock brake system, the light will come on when your engine is started and may stay on for three seconds. That’s normal. If the light stays on, turn the ignition to OFF. Or, if the light comes on and the chime sounds when youମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... ignition on. Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light) If this light comes on and stays on, the vehicle should promptly be ... the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... of the same Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) can affect your vehicle's emission controls and may cause the CHECK ENGINE light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... to your vehicle: If the Light Is On Steady You may be able to correct the emission system malfunction by ... be corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off. D..., wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...These conditions may go away once the engine is warmed up.) This will be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on. If you experience one or more ... vehicle will not pass this inspection if the CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...Light If you have a low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start your engine, or come on and you will hear a chime when you ... and have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. 2-62
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... to ON. The light will stay on until the engine starts. If the light flashes, the Passlock system has entered a tamper mode. If... comes on continuously while driving and stays on, there may be a problem with the Passlock system. Your vehicle will not be protected by Passlock, and you should see your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    Cruise Light (If Equipped) The CRUISE light comes on whenever you set your cruise control. Low Washer Light The LOW WASH light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition. It will also stay on or come on and chime, if the fluid reservoir is less than one-third full. 2-64
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...Door Ajar Light When the ignition is on, this light will stay on until all doors are closed and completely... it detects a problem on the vehicle, such as a Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) or an Automatic Light Control... a chime if a door is unlatched after the engine is started and the vehicle is not in PARK...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: D At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before ...much fuel you have left, when the ignition is on. When the indicator nears empty, the light, located near the empty symbol, will come on and you will hear a chime. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped) Theft-Deterrent Feature Understanding Radio Reception Tips About Your Audio System Care of Your Cassette Tape Player Care of Your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...system work for you. With this system, you can control the ventilation and heating in your vehicle....fan off (which will also turn the climate control system off), turn the knob all ...Temperature Knob The center knob controls the temperature of the air coming through the system. Turn it counterclockwise...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... the air conditioner compressor. The indicator light will glow when the button is pressed to indicate that the air conditioning system has been requested. ... is automatically activated in DEFOG and DEFROST or when turning the climate control system on or turning the ignition switch from OFF to ON. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... with the temperature knob in the blue area and the A/C button pushed in. The system will bring in outside air...-LEVEL with the temperature knob in the middle and the A/C button pushed in. The system will bring in outside air... heater warms the coolant your engine and heating system uses to provide heat...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...and Defrosting Windows Your system has two settings for clearing the front and side windows. For... red area. Use FLOOR and adjust the fan to the highest speed. To control fogging of the windows, ... DEFROST. This is done to prevent recirculation of humid inside air and allow the system to work properly. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Ventilation System For mild ... also has the flow-through ventilation system. Your vehicle's flow-through ventilation ... is running. Press the defogger button. The indicator light will glow. The rear window defogger will turn ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... will get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System (RDS) Press and hold the HR or MN ...for two seconds until UPDATED and the clock symbol appear on the display. If the time is not available from the ... the Radio PWR VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your ... The radio will go to a station, stop for a few seconds and flash the station frequency, then go on ...to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...or treble to the middle position, select the desired tone control. Then press and hold AUDIO for more than two seconds until you hear ...T and a zero will appear on the display. To set all of the tone controls and speaker controls to the middle position, end out of audio mode. Then press and hold AUDIO...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... to the middle position, select the desired speaker control. Then press and hold AUDIO for more than two seconds until ...Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) Playing the Radio PWR: Press this button to turn the system on and off. VOL: ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    AUTO VOL: Your system has a feature called Speed-Compensated Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Press AUTO VOL to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...To set the tone and speaker controls to the middle position, press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is active. The ...the control to the middle position, select the control and press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO button. The radio will ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... display will show the speaker balance. Using RDS Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS is a system that sends data along with the audio of the FM station you are currently tuned ... can use RDS to display program information and to control your radio. With RDS, the radio ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...an RDS station that supports the traffic interrupt feature if the current tuned station does not. The traf icon will flash on the display when seeking for a station that supports traffic ... message. If the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every three...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...finished. This function will only work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This RDS feature allows the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    .... Hold the tape with the open end down and try to turn the right hub counterclockwise .... Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new... stations during REV operation by using TUNE, SEEK and P SCAN controls. 3-17...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... FWD operation by using TUNE, SEEK and P SCAN controls. SIDE (5): Press this button to play the ... Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing ... tape is playing. Press TAPE AUX to switch between the tape and compact disc if both...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... the ignition to ACC or ON. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE AUX button for five seconds. ...for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCKR system has locked up. You must return to the dealership for service. 3-19
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) AUTO VOL: Your system has a feature called Speed-Compensated Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... will show the bass level. When you use this control, the radio's auto tone setting will switch to manual and the auto tone display will go .... To set the tone and speaker controls to the middle position, press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is active. The radio ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... level. When you use this control, the radio's auto tone setting will switch to manual and the auto tone ...the middle position, select the control and press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob. ... display will show the speaker balance. Using RDS Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... interrupt feature. Press the TRAF button once to seek to an RDS station that supports the traffic interrupt feature if the current tuned station does not. The traf icon will flash on the display when seeking for a station that supports traffic interrupt. When the traffic ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... message. If the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every ... selected PTY. TYPE and the last selected PTY will appear on the display, if it is not already ... with the selected PTY is not found, the radio will return to the original station and display NONE. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    This function will only work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This RDS feature allows the radio ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...RDM ON will appear on the display. RDM T and the track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press RDM again to turn off random play..... SEEK: Press the SEEK (left arrow) button to go to the start of the current or previous track. Press the SEEK (right arrow)...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCKR system has locked up.... Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) Playing the Radio PWR: Press this button to turn the system on and off. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    AUTO VOL: Your system has a feature called Speed-Compensated Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Press AUTO VOL to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob when no ...to the middle position, select the control and press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob. The ... tone and speaker controls to the middle position, press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob when no ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob when no ...to the middle position, select the control and press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob. The ... tone and speaker controls to the middle position, press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob when no ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... interrupt feature. Press the TRAF button once to seek to an RDS station that supports the traffic interrupt feature if the current tuned station does not. The traf icon will flash on the display when seeking for a station that supports traffic interrupt. When the traffic ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... message. If the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every ... selected PTY. TYPE and the last selected PTY will appear on the display, if it is not already ... with the selected PTY is not found, the radio will return to the original station and display NONE. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    This function will only work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This RDS feature allows the radio ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... moving forward through the tape. SEEK and a positive number will appear on the display. Your ..., SEEK and the P SCAN controls. FWD (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part... Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... a tape is playing. Press TAPE CD to switch between the tape and compact disc if both ... you clean the player, press and hold the cassette eject button for five seconds to reset the CLEAN indicator. ...to show the indicator was reset. Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat With the radio off and the ignition on,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...in. The disc should begin playing. The display will show the CD symbol. If you want to insert a compact disc with the ... driving on a very rough road or if it's very hot, the disc may not play and CHECK CD may appear on the display. When the road becomes smooth or the temperature returns to normal, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... radio when a CD is playing. Press TAPE CD to switch between the tape and compact disc if both are loaded. ... for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCKR system has locked up. You must return to the dealership for service. 3-37
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... feature can be disabled by your dealer if desired. Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios THEFTLOCKR ... With THEFTLOCK activated, your radio will not operate if stolen. Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios THEFTLOCKR is designed to discourage theft of your radio. The feature works automatically by ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your ...to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable until it is ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ..., direct sunlight and extreme heat. If they aren't, they may not operate properly ... unit is equipped with a cut tape detection feature and a cleaning cassette may appear as a broken tape....to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will not eject on its own. A non-scrubbing action cleaner...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...tape player serviced. Fixed Mast Antenna The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes ...the driver's side front door speakers. To change the volume level, press and hold pushbutton six... only available on RDS radios. Removing the radio and not replacing it with a factory radio or chime module...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-11 4-13 4-14 4-15 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads 4-18 4-19 4-20 4-21 4-22 4-24 4-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver...advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if ...think. Although it depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of ... a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, the limit is 0.08 percent. In ...gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. 4-4...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number...t know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person’s system can make crash injuries worse, especially ...higher than if the person had not been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. If there’s a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See “Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light” in the Index. Here’s how anti-lock works. Letମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. ...the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and let anti-lock work for you. You may feel a slight brake pedal ..., but this is normal. Braking in Emergencies With anti-lock, you can steer and brake at the same time....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will .... Suppose you're steering through a sharp curve. Then you suddenly accelerate. Both control systems -- steering and acceleration -- have to do their work where the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a truck stopped in your lane, or a...a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. But sometimes you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane ... should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, ... steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. and to crossroads for situations that might affect your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...vehicle. D Don't overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. D If you're being passed, make it easy for the Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... on the road to make a "mirrored surface" -- and slow down when you have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the braking skid. Skidding In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive drivers...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...keep more space between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so ...old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass ...your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are ... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Driving in...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you .... After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. 4-16
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... reflections from trees, telephone poles or other vehicles, and raindrops "dimple" the water's surface, there could ... higher speeds. There just isn't a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The best advice is ... your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...carry away a smaller vehicle. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Don't ignore police warning signs, and otherwise be very cautious about trying to drive through... down, allow some extra following distance. And be especially careful when you pass another vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...most large cities. You'll save time and energy. See the next part, "Freeway Driving." D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...in advance. If you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to the... service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Chevrolet dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels... a short time to avoid a major storm system? D Make sure your vehicle is well... eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your rearview mirrors... off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. D Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. D Know how to go down hills. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down.... well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You... something in your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. special problems. Examples are long grades, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ..., the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when ...hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement. See "...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    .... If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats ... vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... get inside. CO could overcome you and kill you. You can't see it or smell it, so you might not know... especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to time to... almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in ... for towing. 5. Release the parking brake. 1. Position the vehicle to tow and then secure it. 2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 3. Set the parking brake. 4-28
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... J) Body Function Control Module/Cluster. See “Instrument Panel Fuse Block-Driverମ. the ignition switch to ACC. 6. Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 7. Release the parking brake. Remember... a fuse: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Reinstall the fuse. Towing...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...found on the rear edge of the driver's side rear passenger door tells you the proper size, speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for ...is the Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver's side door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...: Things you put inside your vehicle can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a ...front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control and crash. Also, overloading can shorten the life ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even at all. You and your passengers could be seriously injured. You may also ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 ...don't drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle.... loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if... on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver's door or see "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... so you'll be able to install, adjust and maintain them properly. And because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle's brake system. If you do, both systems won't work well, or at all. 4-35
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... is now a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform ...lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need additional wiring. Check with your dealer. The arrows on your instrument panel ... behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer ...trailer wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load. 4. Reapply the ... brakes. Then apply your parking brake and shift into PARK (P). 5. Release the regular brakes...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and ...all hitch nuts and bolts are tight. D Start your engine; D Shift into a gear; and D Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-11 5-17 5-18 5-27 5-28 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. To turn off the flashers... let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... has a built-in hydrometer. Do not charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling it ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... could damage the electrical systems. To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. 3. Turn off ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You don't .... Positive (+) will go to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part. Don't connect... damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has ... Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... the battery is much less. 11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 12. If the THEFT SYSTEM light flashes, wait until the light stops flashing. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...: 1. Disconnect the black negative (-) cable from the heavy, unpainted metal engine part on the vehicle that had the dead battery. 2. Disconnect the black negative (-) ... Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery Towing Your Vehicle Consult ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... will also find a low coolant level warning light on your vehicle's instrument panel. See "Low .... Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone ... others could be badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ..., here's what you'll see: CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...silicate-free) coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the ...be running. If they aren’t, your vehicle needs service. CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Donମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... Tank If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level isnମ. and DEX-COOLR coolant at the coolant surge tank, but be sure the cooling system,... liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly.... pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and coolant surge tank pressure...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could ...water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. So use .... Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no.... Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about two or two and one-half turns. If you hear a hiss, wait...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... tank with the proper mixture, to the FULL COLD mark or slightly higher. 4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout, particularly on a curve,...It may be very bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop -- well off the road if possible. If a...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the...vehicle won't move, you can put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...on the compact spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove it. Lift and remove the cover. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in...information about the compact spare tire. You will find the jacking instructions label on the underside of the tire cover. Turn the wing nut counterclockwise and remove it. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. On vehicles equipped with plastic wheel covers, completely loosen the wheel nut caps, but do not try to remove the caps from the cover. 2. Give the cover a sharp pull or gently pry on the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: 5. Position the jack and raise the jack head until it ... with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid personal injury...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: 6. Raise the vehicle by ... loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove ... paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 10. Install the compact spare tire. Put the wheel nuts back on with the cone end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand or with the wrench...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... sequence, as shown. NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. Don't try to put a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    Storing the Flat Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in ... compartment. Place the tire in the compartment, then secure the adapter and wing nut. Place the cover and ... nut on top of the flat tire. Store the jack and the wrench in the tool tray. A. B. C. D. Nut Wing Nut ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Storing the Spare Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of ... later in this section. Store the compact spare tire and tools as shown in the diagram. A. B. C. D. Nut Cover Wing Nut Adapter E. F. G. H. Wrench Jack Tool Tray Spare Tire 5-26
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... need it again. NOTICE: When the compact spare is installed, don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. .... Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in the forward and reverse directions, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it shows how to check important fluid...Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes Battery 6-30 6-36 6-37 6-46 ...VIN) Electrical System Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... for all your service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want to keep your GM ... proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to do...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... vehicle performance and engine protection. Gasolines meeting the AAMA specification could provide improved driveability and emission control system performance compared to other gasolines. In Canada, look for the "Auto Makers' Choice" label on the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... octane or higher and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. But ... fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected. The malfunction .... If this occurs, return to your authorized Chevrolet dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Chevrolet dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the ... deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system, allowing your emission control system to function properly. Therefore, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    .... Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. The cap is behind a hinged door on the passenger's side of your vehicle. To open the door, insert your finger into the finger depression next to the fuel door. While refueling, hang the tethered cap inside the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    CAUTION: If you get gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Gasoline can ... get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction Indicator ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... away from any underhood electric fan. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Hood Release 1. To open the hood, first pull the hood release handle located inside the vehicle to the left of the parking brake. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and lift the secondary hood release handle before lifting the hood. 6-9
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    3. Lift the hood, release the hood prop rod from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot marked PROP ROD. Before closing the hood, be... from about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) above the vehicle to latch fully. Check to make sure the hood is closed and repeat the procedure if necessary. 6-10
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... D. Engine Coolant Surge Tank Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick E. Brake Fluid Reservoir F. Underhood Fuse Block G. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter H. Battery I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6-11
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Engine Oil If the CHECK OIL light appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. For .... You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is an added reminder. Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. The engine oil fill cap is located in the front of the engine ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the starburst symbol. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified ...not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. If you change your ... sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. If you have ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... recommended oils with the starburst symbol are all you will need for good performance and engine protection. ... Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not ... Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... throw away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. See the manufacturer's warnings about the use and disposal of oil products. Used oil can be... to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... air cleaner/filter. 3. Be sure to install the engine air cleaner/filter and replace the cover tightly. Refer ... the engine backfires. If it isn't there, and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Don't drive ... is off, a backfire can cause a damaging engine fire. And, dirt can easily get into ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... a leak occurs, take the vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. You...your dealer or service center when you have your oil changed. Change both the fluid and filter ...vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing. 6-18
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "... against rust and corrosion. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you ... four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. CAUTION: Adding only plain ... coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Checking Coolant CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding ... be at the FULL COLD mark or slightly higher. If the low coolant light comes on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. The engine coolant surge tank is ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly ... a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. 6-22
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle... protection against freezing. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. D D Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver's side of the engine compartment. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index. It ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...goes back up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have your brake system fixed, since a leak means that sooner or later your brakes won't ... a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... entering the reservoir. NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the... linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." CAUTION...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well ... you replace parts of your braking system -- for example, when your brake linings wear down and you have...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... battery. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for battery location. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories ...your dealer to learn how to prepare your vehicle for longer storage periods. Also, for your audio system, see "Theft-Deterrent Feature" in the Index. 6-29
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... sizes, see "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index. For any bulbs not listed in this section, contact your dealer's service department..... You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. A. Front Turn Signal B. High-Beam Headlamp C. Low-Beam Headlamp ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... it forward. Use care not to scratch the vehicle with the lamp or the lamp with the fender. 3. Unclip the wiring harness and twist the socket less than a one-quarter ... the socket. Replace the old bulb with a new bulb. 5. Turn the socket back into place and reconnect the wiring ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... bulb replacement procedure. 2. Remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. 3. Turn the socket ...Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Interior Mounted) 1. Open the trunk and locate the CHMSL housing on the underside of the rear ... it. 3. Gently remove burned out bulb and replace with a new one. 4. Turn the socket ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    Tail/Stop/Turn Signal/Back-Up Lamps 1. Unscrew the fastener located on the inside of the trunk at the rear of the vehicle. 2. Gently pull back the trunk trim. A. Rear Turn Signal Lamp B. Taillamp/Stoplamp C. Back-Up Lamp 6-33
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    3. Remove the three plastic wing nuts. 4. Pull out the taillamp assembly to expose the backplate. 6-34
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    7. Reverse the steps to reassemble the backplate and attach the taillamp assembly to the vehicle. Make sure that... doesn't contact it. Dome Lamp 1. Grasp the center front and center rear portion of the housing and... backplate by gently pulling up on the two upper and two lower tabs. 6. Gently wiggle ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...should be inspected at least twice a year for wear and cracking. See “Wiper Blade Checkମ. information. For the proper type and length, see “Capacities and Specifications” in the Index. To replace ... it from the “U” hooked end of the wiper arm and slide the assembly away from the arm. 4. Slide...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Chevrolet Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ..., which is located on the driver's side rear passenger door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires ... help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. NOTICE: Don't let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel ...a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    When It's Time for New Tires One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if any of the following statements are true: D You can see the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle....MS" (for mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not ...Mixing tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix ...-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades, they ...: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal... for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation... performance. Scheduled wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not needed. However, if...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose ... wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for replacement. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... them as tightly as possible with the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your vehicle, stop and retighten them. If the contact continues, slow down ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... you use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle: Don't use ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... stain. D Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), egg,..., clean with cool water and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... or waxes may cause annoying reflections in the windshield and even make it difficult to see through the windshield .... Do not use heat to dry. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. D ... may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... should not be attached across the defogger grid. Grime from the windshield will stick to the wiper blades and affect ... make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone ... Index. Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... acid or abrasives. All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain. Dry the ... Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... into the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this ... be loosened before being flushed. Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do this for you. 6-52
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... and vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on and ..., fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish Removes contaminants, blemishes and swirl marks * For exterior use only. ** Not recommended for use on instrument...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll ...you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem and not snow, etc., be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit...is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed or goes away. 6-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers and fusible thermal links in the wiring itself. Look at the silver-colored ... and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    Instrument Panel Fuse Block-Driver's Side Fuse F G H J Usage Body Function Control Module Powertrain Control Module Door Locks Fuse A B C D E Usage Wipers Trunk Release and Remote Lock Control Turn Signals Power Mirrors Air Bag Body Function Control...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...s Side Fuse A B C D E F G H Usage Instrument Panel Lights, Dimmer Cruise Control Switches Climate Control System Cruise Control Fog Lamps Interior Lamps, Body Function Control Module Radio Sunroof CIRCUIT BRKR Power Windows PWR WNDWS ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... Lamps, Radio, Body Function Control Module, Interior Lamps Left Electrical Center-Stoplamps, Hazard Lamps, Body Function Control Module, Cluster, Climate Control System Anti-Lock Brakes 3 4 6-59
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... Left Electrical Center-Power Seats, Power Mirrors, Door Locks, Trunk Release and Remote Lock Control Cooling Fan #1 Usage Rear Defog...Body Function Control Module Automatic Transaxle Powertrain Control Module, Ignition Anti-Lock Brakes Ignition System 8 Mini Relay 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Mirco Relay 16 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... 42 43 44 45 46 47 Usage Back-Up Lamps, Brake Transaxle Shift Interlock Control Horn Powertrain Control Module Parking Lamps Climate Control System Canister Purge Valve, Powertrain ... Headlamp Left Headlamp Cooling Fan HVAC Blower (Climate Control) Not Used Cooling Fan #2 Ground Fuse Puller ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... Transaxle Complete Overhaul ...9.5 quarts (9.0L) Cooling System ...13.6 quarts (12.9 L) Engine Crankcase ...4.5 quarts (4.3 L) Fuel Tank ...14.3 U.S.... be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. Engine Specifications VIN Engine Code ...J Type ...V6 Displacement ...3.1L ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...A-1279C* Engine Oil Filter ...PF-47* PCV Valve ...CV892C* Spark Plugs ...41-940* ...) Front Tread ...59.0 inches (149.9 cm) Rear Tread ...59.3 inches (150.5 cm) S *ACDelcoR part number. 6-63
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-7 7-18 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Short Trip/... Maintenance 7-25 7-29 7-31 7-33 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Part E: ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    Introduction Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to ... your vehicle. To help protect our environment, and to keep your vehicle in good condition, ... Assistance booklet or your dealer for details. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... department or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks and Services" tells you what should be ... dealer's service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" lists some ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...them. If you go to your dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    .../City Intervals Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or 3 months, whichever occurs first). ... 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Spark Plug Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... Intervals Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, whichever occurs .... Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Spark Plug Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule. 7-7
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...3,000 Miles (5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months... whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in... (15 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in... (35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...Miles (45 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months...Miles (55 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ... whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... (65 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ... whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ...) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... Miles (95 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months,... air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in ... Miles (105 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in... (115 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in ... Miles (135 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months... (145 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in ... Miles (155 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months,...Miles (165 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    .... DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE 150,000 Miles (240 000 km) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first).... condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-17
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule. 7-18
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... do not require changing. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ... cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation"...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...000 Miles (240 000 km) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine ... hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-24
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, ...for further details. Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOLR coolant mixture if ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    At Least Twice a Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, ... key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all the body door hinges and latches, including those for the hood and the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Starter Switch Check Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check CAUTION: When ...the vehicle. 2. Firmly apply both the parking brake and the regular brake. See "Parking Brake" in...the key to the ON position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to ... only in OFF. Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check Park on a fairly steep ... set the parking brake. D To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a year (for instance, each spring and ... See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. Engine Cooling System Inspection Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    .... Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables. Brake System Inspection Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...DEX-COOLR or HavolineR DEX-COOLR Coolant. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index. USAGE Hydraulic Brake System Windshield Washer Solvent Power Steering System Automatic Transaxle Key Lock Cylinders FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ..., Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl FLUID/LUBRICANT LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or ... of NLGI # 2, Category LB or GC-LB. USAGE Hood and Door Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic Maintenance" can be added on the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-34
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-35
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-36
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and ... Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program Canadian Roadside Assistance ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ...can occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following ... has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-222-1020. ... have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your concern will likely ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Chevrolet by dialing: 1-800-833-CHEV (2438). (... toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to... Center. United States Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...you may require for your vehicle (hand controls, wheelchair/scooter lifts, etc.). Fax ...0022 Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 ...and U.S. Virgin Islands) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # 2740...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program If your problem cannot be resolved over the phone, our advisors have access to ... establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2001 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. Roadside Assistance is available 24 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... the coverage provided by the Bumper-to-Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2001 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (Please see ... to retail and retail lease customers operating 2001 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period of 3 years/36,000 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    Courtesy Transportation Chevrolet has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Chevrolet helps minimize your inconvenience by providing... driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete a rental agreement ...is available only at participating dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not... but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled "Warranty and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation ... 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box ...). Or, write: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    2001 CHEVROLET SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and ... below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2001 CHEVROLET SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis... information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2001 2001 2001 2001 QTY. PRICE EACH* $...O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's ... Helm, Inc. (USA funds only - do not send cash.) TOTAL MATERIAL Michigan Purchasers ...



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