10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,782 miles

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problem #153

Jul 032018

Malibu

  • 138,000 miles
The second day I had the vehicle power steering went out. I was driving in houston Texas in full traffic and my motor had engine power loss. They fixed my power steering. Now my car goes into engine power loss when driving. ESC, traction control and engine power loss come on the display. We┐ve changed the spark plugs and throttle body but still nothing. The car shakes at redlights and stop signs. The ac smells like fumes. When the car is stationary with the ac on the car goes into engine power loss. Left front headlight goes out and comes back on.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #152

May 152018

Malibu

  • 91,000 miles
My brake lights and fifth light in window come on without braking and go off when brake is pressed

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #151

Mar 012017

Malibu

  • 135,000 miles
While driving service ESC light would come on followed by power steering light. The steering wheel would become difficulty to turn. I would turn into a safe place turn the vehicle off for a minute and the vehicle would work fine. This will happen off and on at different times. The service ESC light come on followed by power steering and the steering wheel locking up making it difficult to turn all this will happen while I'm driving scared the day lights out of me every time it would happen. Being looking around to see if there are any recalls on the vehicle as far as this goes. Will happen every time I'm in motion on city street or interstate very scary as I'm a female driving this car 2009 Chevy mailbu ltz 4cyl this has being going on for months now still making payments on the vehicle started purchasing it in 2017 not sure of the exact time it started

- Tuskegee, AL, USA

problem #150

Dec 132017

Malibu

  • 95,000 miles
The caliper arms on both of my passenger side tires have gotten stuck, wore down the new brake pads completely and destroyed the rotors of my car in the past. The dealership's warranty had covered the replacement of the pads, correction of arms and rotors previously but the second occurrence happened after my warranty had expired and was extremely expensive. When the rear passenger side got stuck the sensor for my tire pressure was showing but there was no hesitation or issue with breaking. A soft dragging sound lead me to believe the sensor itself had disconnected from the vehicle and was dragging on the ground and making a soft but strange noise. Its going to take me 2 weeks to get into the dealership for an appointment ┐ since then, my rear rotor has become effected and will need replacing. This morning the tire pressure monitor sensor remained on the screen but when I first started driving and attempted to use my breaks, I did not stop and my foot touched the ground as I pressed the pedal. As I pulled into the parking lot of my office (about 45 minutes of morning commute), more lights lit up the back panel including the emergency break light, the ┐brake fluid, ┐ warning, 'service ESC, ┐ followed by ┐ESC off┐ scrolled across the dash and my breaks did not work at all when I attempted to slowly stop. I complained about the ESC warning light coming on previously and stopping my power steering from working but the dealership said they couldn┐T recreate the warning so they couldn┐T help me.

- Warminster, PA, USA

problem #149

Dec 272017

Malibu

  • 110,000 miles
Sudden loss of electric power steering when I drive in cold weather, am accelerating and turning to the left at any variation of degree. Frightening that it happens while I┐M driving and have no upper body strength. The sensor flashed and then disappeared. Once the car was shut off and turned on again there were no more issues. Took it to the dealer and they said they could not recreate the issue so I┐D have to bring it back to them while the problem was happening.

- Warminster, PA, USA

problem #148

Jan 182017

Malibu

  • 70,000 miles
Every time car is driven power steering and ESC errors show on display and traction control is turned off. Errors show up while driving and also while stationary. There was a recall for this year and model but does not show for my VIN.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #147

Mar 232018

Malibu

  • miles
The car keeps dying and shutting off. I have replaced 2 new batteries and an alternator. When I am driving the car will either just die or start to die and all of the lights come on, power steering, ESC emergency brake all of them and then the car eventually dies.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #146

Mar 162018

Malibu

  • 65,000 miles
Just bought the car a few weeks ago and out of nowhere the power steering ESC light pops on. I didn't ever hit pot holes or anything just a basic home to work car.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #145

Mar 122018

Malibu

  • 165,000 miles
The vehicle was driving great then one day while driving the ESC light and power steering light came on and the power steering had gone out.

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #144

Mar 022018

Malibu

  • 3 miles
While driving down the interstate, the power steering went out without any control of the vehicle. I was able to slow my speed and come to a complete stop to turn the power off and back on which seemed to reset the ESC. A few days later, it occured a second time on a road at slower speeds but required a similar reaction to correct the issue. The power steering has also went out during ignition which required me to turn the vehicle off and back on before driving the vehicle.

- Kannapolis, NC, USA

problem #143

Mar 062018

Malibu

  • miles
I have had the car serviced 3 times for the headlights going out on me. I was driving home from work at 930pm and noticed my lights were not on. It was pitch black because I have to go through the park to get home. I almost hit the curb because I could not see. I panicked but I tried the brights and they worked so I used them to get home. The greenwood Chevrolet replaced the head light bulbs 3 times but it has to be electrical being that it went out 3 times in 2 months I haven't even had the car a year! on my way home from the grocery store on 3/6/2018 I almost wrecked because the power steering went out on the vehicle. I attempted to turn and almost ran into the back of the vehicle in front of me. The suspension doesn't work either. As of today I cannot drive at night because I do not have any head lights (that's been for 3 months) I cannot drive the car now because I do not have power steering to drive the car. I'm making payments on a death trap because I almost wrecked twice thank goodness god was with me.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #142

Feb 262018

Malibu

  • 168,000 miles
Lost steering while driving down the highway at 70 mph. Service ESC and power steering message came on.

- Caledonia, MI, USA

problem #141

Feb 012018

Malibu

  • 84,000 miles
My car was working perfectly fine until the power steering just completely stopped working. The ESC comes up and stops working as does the power steering message. This makes it near impossible to turn the wheel and it is the same problem as other recalled vehicles but for some reason my vehicle isn┐T part of the recall. I can┐T pay for the problem right now and I shouldn┐T have to because this is clearly a problem on many other vehicles and something GM needs to take care of. Also my vehicle was stationary thank god. Thank you

- Ridley Park, PA, USA

problem #140

Jan 192018

Malibu

  • 154,000 miles
I lost power steering while driving. My ESC light came on at the same time as a warning about my power steering. This has happened intermittently since 1/19/18. It is very hard to control the car at this point, of course and is a safety issue. My car is also very well-maintained.

- Charleston, ME, USA

problem #139

Jan 082018

Malibu

  • 135,000 miles
While driving my steering wheel locked up making it impossible for me to turn and the ESC off displayed also with power steering alert

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #138

Jan 042018

Malibu

  • 159,000 miles
01/04/2018 while driving on the freeway the power steering went out and service ESC light came on. Continued to drive it all the way into work and had no power steering.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #137

Dec 012017

Malibu

  • 48,000 miles
Engine light constantly on. Dealership does not know what is wrong. Showing code P1174 & no one knows what this is. Power steering quit working while driving on city street.ESC light will turn on. Dashboard lights will go on and off. Doors will lock them selves locking me inside.this is happening since August 2017-present (12-29-17).multiple trips to dealership where vehicle was purchased and all they do is reset sensor and tell me to wait until it breaks. I'd say it is already broken.

- Philipsburg, PA, USA

problem #136

Dec 242017

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
Service ESC will come on and power steering will lock

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #135

Nov 062017

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the ESC warning indicator illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to turn left or right. The vehicle was pulled over, restarted, and the warning indicator dimmed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Jersey Shore, PA, USA

problem #134

Dec 132017

Malibu

  • 164,000 miles
The servie ESC power steering notification is on my dash and the power steering went out while I was driving and almost caused me to wreck. I cannot drive without the power steering and there was a recall #14116 but it doesn┐T cover the 2.4 4 cylinder models and my car also has 164,000 miles so GM stated that it is not covered.

- West Blocton, AL, USA

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