pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
52,450 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace ball joint (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #4

May 012015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

Making a loud noise when you turn the wheel either way it pops and cracks. I had other recalls done on it and now this is making noise what else are these cars just made to be junk or is this just a way to get you to spend money in a shop all the time. I am not a doctor I am not made of money to keep fixing repairs on this car. Can't you make a good dependable car without problems. I would like to get this fix. Is this covered on some kind of recall or what?

- dariean1, Geneva, IN, US

problem #3

Nov 072008

Malibu LS 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

Get my front end aligned 2 times a year. This time the ball Joint on the Lower A-Arm was really loose. I was quoted $2100 a side. The Part was $350 a side. That was a fun repair.

- Aaron E., Lafayette, IN, US

problem #2

Sep 192007

(reported on)

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,700 miles

With less than 50k miles (purchased used), needs new ball joints. Poor workmanship and design. You get what you pay for.

- Ian M., Saint Paul, MN, US

problem #1

Apr 242007

(reported on)

Malibu LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Well, when they were in there replacing the tye rod that broke, they found that the ball joint also needed to be replaced. This car is not recommended to ANYONE!!!

- Brandy K., Houston, TX, US