really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,391 miles

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problem #471

Jul 012016


  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Upon purchasing the vehicle, the contact noticed that the steering wheel rattled whenever the vehicle was in motion. On other occasions, while attempting to turn the steering wheel, the wheels on the vehicle failed to turn and perform as desired. The contact drove to baldwin Chevrolet Cadillac (621 S westwood blvd, poplar bluff, mo 63901, 573-840-0228) and was informed that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14E044000 (steering) prior to her purchasing the vehicle. The dealer stated that the recall was repaired; therefore, any remaining issues would have to be paid out of pocket. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Newport, AR, USA

problem #470

May 202019


  • 146,000 miles
Issue started with gear shift not going into park and then power steering started having issues and quit working while driving with wheel shaking back and forth. Next transmission began slipping and now barely shifts. Wheel jerks so hard when I turn now that it kicks my hand off wheel. Coughlin automotive in london, Ohio told us that recall had been fixed but refuses to give us proof. Power steering has gone out in the middle of turning.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #469

Jul 242019


  • 70,520 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the power steering was faulty and the steering wheel seized while making a turn. The contact was unable to turn the steering wheel at all. When the contact turned off and restarted the vehicle, the steering wheel returned to normal; however, the traction control and ESC indicators illuminated. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic, but could not be serviced because the failure was electric and the mechanic did not have the proper tools. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,520.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #468

Jun 222019


  • 155,000 miles
I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu.recall webisite reflects numerous recalls regarding my auto, make and model. While driving on a 6 lane hwy, , I have lost power steering twice. Which is almost impossable to control. Also, the automatic locks have stopped operating even when pressing the door auto lock/ unlock button.you can hear then trying to function however does not. Also, while sitting in park, I crank my car and shift to reverse, my car does not go into reverse. Sometime it will hit very hard and sometime not go into gear at all. I place my car in drive and move forward then to reverse, the car goes into reverse. On other occasions, I turn the car off, re-crank it and its fine. These problems are listed as recalls for the make and model of my auto however, doesn't apoear under my VIN when I search. What can I do I am affraid for my safety while driving my car and also reluctant to drive it. These issues need to be resolved as they appear as recalls. When you loose control while driving and your safety is in jeopardy, its time to expect results.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #467

Jan 142019


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds or while stopped, the steering wheel shook. Also, the power steering failed when the vehicle was started. The contact shook the steering wheel a couple of times to get it to operate. The failures recurred several times. The dealer and the manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #466

Jun 022019


  • 209,000 miles
While driving down the highway there was a sudden loss of electric power steering. Just as described in bulletin 114116, making it hard for me to turn the steering wheel which caused the car to shake terribly.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #465

May 182019


  • 172,000 miles
Randomly without warning the ESC light will come on and the cars electric steering goes out and makes it nearly impossible to steer. As of now you can shut the car down and wait a few minutes and start the vehicle and it will work but then shut down within 10 miles. This makes the car extremely dangerous to drive.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #464

May 172019


  • 148,000 miles
Takata recall. ESC triggers with turns, power steering shuts down making it difficult to turn. On multiple occasions steering has failed causing me to stop in the middle of traffic, luckily able to avoid accidents. 09' Malibu @ 148K

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #463

May 132019


  • 3 miles
I recently bought this car for my son. The seller told me that the steering was not right. So while driving it home it became very hard to steer. The dash flashed "power steering". so I searched recalls and found the attached print out. But when I search though your website it says no open recalls. Seems to be harder to steer while turning and at all different speeds.

- Wheeling, IL, USA

problem #462

May 012019


  • 88,000 miles
Power steering light is on. Before the light came on the wheel randomly became hard to turn and a danger to drive

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #461

Apr 022019


  • miles
While driving each light comes on follow by power steering the wheel automatically started clicking while turning the wheel in the mist the wheel jerks the opposite direction make it hard to turn and can cause an accident. The power steering then goes completely out

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #460

Nov 152018


  • 57,183 miles
While driving and making turn steering wheel get stiff

- Seaford, NY, USA

problem #459

Apr 272019


  • 104,478 miles
Replaced battery, starter, and alternator driving down highway esu warning and traction service light come on power steering light came on. Car loss power and cut off

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #458

Apr 092019


  • 154,700 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the power steering was faulty and excessive force had to be used to turn the steering wheel. In addition, the electronic stability control indicator (ESC) illuminated and the contact's spouse changed the brake hubs more than twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ESC sensor needed to be serviced and a new power steering system needed to be installed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 154,700.

- Kannapolis, NC, USA

problem #457

Apr 252019


  • 94,000 miles
Driving the car down the road and the power steering suddenly quits working making it extremely difficult to steer the car and increasing the chance of an accident. Recalls have been issued for several Malibu's with the same exact problem but this car has been excluded from the recall. This is a serious safety issue.

- Avon Park, FL, USA

problem #456

Mar 102019


  • 117,000 miles
Randomly loses power steering, I was leaving a concert sitting still went to move the car and no power steering, turned the car off and restarted it and had power steering again, that was the 2nd time it had happened, the first time I was in a drive thru again sitting still went to move and no power steering turned car off then on and power steering came back

- Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #455

Jan 012019


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel suddenly became difficult to turn in either direction. In addition, the check power steering and service ESC messages displayed. The vehicle was taken to cambe Chevrolet (704 S. heaton St, knox, in), but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Knox, IN, USA

problem #454

Apr 152019


  • 146,714 miles
Steering wheel locks up in cold weather even after being warmed up for more than 5 minutes. Happened twice, second time I did a normal turn to the right it locked up and had to pull over right away. Always unlocks when restarting the car. Right headlight also doesn't properly work. Changed the light bulb two weeks ago and turned off just today. Checked the bulb and still works. I've researched the problems online and there's been recalls and complaints about both of my problems.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #453

Mar 262019


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving, the contact stated that the power steering was faulty. The contact turned off the engine and had to make multiple attempts to restart the vehicle. Once the vehicle was restarted, the steering returned to normal. On another occasion, the steering wheel moved on its while the vehicle was idling and the power steering and ESC warning indicators illuminated. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Onargi, IL, USA

problem #452

Apr 092019


  • 122,600 miles
My daughter was pulling out of our parking space and the power steering went out. Power steering message and service ESC popped up. She was unable to steer the car and came very close to hitting a parked car. She did not have enough strength to turn the steering wheel. It stayed parked blocking traffic until I could get home to move the car.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

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