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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,148 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

problem #4

May 112004

(reported on)

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,593 miles


The consumer experienced a power steering leak on a 2001 Chevy Malibu which is similar to recalls made on 1996 and 1997.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #3

Oct 102002


  • miles
Elbow right arm/elbow became sore after driving a Chevrolet Malibu for a week. The steering is stiff and hard to turn. Have a bad case of elbow now. Info supllied by mike tomich 989-665-2311.

- Gagetown, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 172002


  • miles
At 40mph and with no warning lost steering control, resulting in crash. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 132001

(reported on)


  • miles
When driving vehicle randomly cuts off, it loses steering power. Also, engine leaks oil. Consumer has contacted dealer.

- Gary, IN, USA

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