hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #1

Sep 082010


  • 109,000 miles
I had driven the car a mile from home, and while sitting at a stop light the car alert sound happened, I looked down at the radio, and the display read "power steering". I turned into the next business parking lot, and had a great deal of difficulty cranking the wheel to turn the car. I decided to return home with great difficulty. I turned the car off, enlisted some help to take the car to the dealership, and when I started the car, the power steering worked properly again. The dealership ran a diagnostic and determined that the steering column needs replacing. Car will be repaired when part comes into dealership - on backorder.

- Clawson, MI, USA