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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,129 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Jul 292004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,500 miles


I was driving down a road with the speed limit being 55 mph which I was doing and hit the edge of the road on the right side and when I turned the wheel slightly to the left the entire car went to the left and the car hit a tree head on at 55 mph and the neither of the air bags deployed. The car totaled.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 052003


  • miles
When the consumer attempted to turn the vehicle, the steering wheel became hard to turn.

- Milford, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 152002


  • miles
The steering wheel was hard to turn, and it made a noise.

- Millersburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 022001


  • miles
When vehicle was leaving highway steering was lost. Consumer said that with a finger could turn steering wheel, but vehicle will not go anywhere.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

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