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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

problem #2

Apr 032004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My 2001 Chevrolet Malibu steering cylinder fell apart while I was driving it. My steering wheel did not lock and my key would not turn after I parked it. I have only had this car for a year and a half.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 012004


  • miles
Consumer stated while turning left steering wheel got stiff. Then, after the turn was completed he had to force the steering wheel back. Consumer will take vehicle to the mechanic, but someone told him that there may be a recall on this vehicle. Consumer received a recall notice on his other Chevrolet vehicle.

- Bristol, CT, USA

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