10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
19 / 1
Average Mileage:
88,647 miles

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problem #426

Sep 072020

Malibu

  • 165,000 miles
TL ┐the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that she attempted to make a left hand turn but the steering wheel jerked in the opposite direction. The contact stopped the vehicle to straighten the steering wheel. The contact was unable to complet the lefthand turn and had to continue straight ahead. The contact thinks the issue had to do with the power steering but had not contacted the dealer or manufacturer yet. The failure mileage was 165,000.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #425

Sep 032020

Malibu

  • 157,203 miles
Steering shaft causing knocking noise when you turn steering wheel about 1 inch to the left or right when the car is stationary or in motion. Found this to be a common problem with other owners with over 150 complaints. So far no recall has been issued for to replace the the steering shaft.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #424

Sep 032020

Malibu

  • 105,000 miles
Steering shaft causing knocking noise when you turn steering wheel about 1 inch to the left or right when the car is stationary or in motion. Found this to be a common problem with other owners with over 150 complaints. So far no recall has been issued for to replace the the steering shaft.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #423

Jul 052020

Malibu

  • 225,000 miles
Steering is not working, making it too hard to turn the wheel. Vehicle was in motion when it happened, while in a highway; has some electrical issues like check engine light on and speed control is not working properly

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #422

Mar 012020

Malibu

  • miles
Steering wheel column makes clunking noise when turning. It has been repaired at least 3 times. The last 2 were 5/31/2013, which we paid for, & 10/1/2014, which was on a recall. Now it has been doing it again for several months.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #421

Jun 292020

Malibu

  • 210,000 miles
Wiring issues replaced everything new it the charging department 2 times and the problems kept arising thus the computer the PCM fired so idk what went wrong but it's something that needs to be discussed I will never own another Chevrolet car

- Trinity, NC, USA

problem #420

Jan 012020

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle loss power steering assist. An audible chime was heard during the failure. The vehicle was stopped, and the power steering assist returned independently. Additionally, the check fuel cap warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer nor independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14E044000 (steering) however, the repair failed to prevent the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #419

Feb 142020

Malibu

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the steering ceased. The contact pulled off of the roadway and had the vehicle towed to the residence. The contact stated that the failure started approximately two years ago, and worsened over time. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed nor repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #418

Nov 042019

Malibu

  • 100 miles
Traction control on and off. Feels hard and forced steering wheel assistance turns off, wheel too hard using too much gas.

- San Ysidro, CA, USA

problem #417

Feb 222020

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
Power steering goes out making it difficult to steer.

- Clintonville, WI, USA

problem #416

Feb 072020

Malibu

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while reversing out of a driveway, the steering wheel became very tight and difficult to maneuver the vehicle. The contact attempted to continue to drive the vehicle and the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed. The dealer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 136,000.

- Eatonton, GA, USA

problem #415

Feb 062020

Malibu

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevy Malibu maxx. The contact stated while his wife was stopped at a traffic light, the steering wheel unexpectedly started moving left to right without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the as loss of electric power steering. The contact referenced the failure to NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). However the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Ramsey, MN, USA

problem #414

Jan 102020

Malibu

  • miles
Steering electric power assist system fails intermittently while driving, resulting in loss of steering ability possibly causing a serious accident or death. Recall was dated 03/31/2014 but the problem still exists. Data base says no recalls are pending but obviously the problem does still exists. Vehicle is stationary, in motion, and on any street when the problem arises. Warning beep sounds and notice pops up in the warning section on the console.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #413

Jan 082020

Malibu

  • 116,247 miles
Power steering cut out with no warning while driving. Extremely difficult to steer, but was able to pull off to side of road. Shut vehicle off and restarted immediately. Power steering returned when car was restarted.

- Chardon, OH, USA

problem #412

Dec 282019

Malibu

  • miles
Was driving car and the electric power steering disabled and will not turn back on. Unable to drive car safely. This vehicle had a recall on it and was told it was fixed in 2014. Only 5 years later the recall defected and almost caused a major accident.

- Horseheads, NY, USA

problem #411

Dec 252019

Malibu

  • 158,000 miles
Power steering fails. Loss of power steering while driving. When I turn off the car and restart it power steering returns. Lost power steering six times in one week.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #410

Oct 312019

Malibu

  • 291,000 miles
One month ago we received notice that my son's 2005 Chevy Malibu had a recall that needed to be done. There were three that were in need of service when we made the appointment. Upon arriving for an 830am appointment my son was prepared to wait because they said it was a simple repair. Around 4pm he was given a rental and told they would call when the car was done. One week later he received a call to come in. He was told that the recall was done but now the car was undrivable. At this point someone thought it would be a good idea to sit him down with a sales associate. He's a nine-teen year old college student with a part time job. They proceeded to fill out the application and run his credit report before I received a phone call. The sales associate assured him that if I co-signed for his loan, they could get a better interest rate and cheaper monthly payments on the 72-month loan. This process was halted immediately once that call was made. When I arrived at the dealership, I explained to the sales associate that I was not willing to have a college student with a six-year loan for a twenty-thousand-dollar vehicle. She immediately went and got the service manager who explained to me that after performing the recall the car was now unable to steer. He said that they could invest additional money in trying to fix it but that he didn┐T think the car was safe and he wouldn┐T let his family member drive it. He went so far as saying even if he could find the part, he doubts it would work. They offered a five-hundred-dollar trade in value if we bought a car from them. I was told if we did not buy a car from them there was nothing else that could be done. We were also told they had done all that they could do, and we were lucky they gave the rental for a week and that a rental is not part of a recall service. My son was out of a car and that was that according to them.

- Tillman, SC, USA

problem #409

Aug 172019

Malibu

  • 99,000 miles
Steering wheel started shaking slightly in August. Now it shakes and then power steering goes out. This happens on the highway, city streets anywhere going any speed. As soon as the car starts the steering wheel shakes, of you turn the wheel in either direction it will clam it a little. Break lights randomly stop working. Replaced break lights 6 times in the past 2 years. Headlights melt the plastic has been going on since we purchased the vehicle in 2017. All of these issues have been recalled but not on my VIN.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #408

Nov 052019

Malibu

  • 200,000 miles
I was driving through my school campus parking lot. Nothing new. I made a sharp turn onto a different aisle. Mid turn, my steering wheel jerked out of my hands in the opposite direction. I slammed on my break to avoid crashing. After that, I had no power steering and the wheel continued to jerk. Luckily I wasn't far from my parking spot. The next day (today), I went to check it out. But after starting the car, all seemed fine. I drove it around the campus a bit without any noticeable issues. So then I decided to run some errands. Less than two miles away the lights on my dash started to go crazy. All the lights were taking turns flashing and beeping (check engine light, battery light, brake light, etc). Then the steering went out again while I was on the main road. I was able to manhandle the wheel enough to get it into a grocery store parking lot. I was able to get it back home, but I'm scared to drive anywhere. I found some people with the same exact issue. And all of them said it was resolved after filing at the NHTSA.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #407

Jun 221906

Malibu

  • miles
Intermediate steering shaft

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

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