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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.

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012001


  • miles


Driver heard knocking sound from engine. Took to weber cevrolet and problem was fixed. Piston and piston rings were bad. One week later driver hears popping noise from steeering column steering shaft was replaced. Gold package decals were fading off as well. Driver now hears knoking comming from engine again.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 062001

(reported on)


  • miles
After coming off freeway steering wheel suddenly became loose, causing driver to lose control of vehicle and wander across center lane. Driver applied brakes to in order to stop vehicle. Dealer has vehicle currently.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

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