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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 082010


  • 109,000 miles


I had driven the car a mile from home, and while sitting at a stop light the car alert sound happened, I looked down at the radio, and the display read "power steering". I turned into the next business parking lot, and had a great deal of difficulty cranking the wheel to turn the car. I decided to return home with great difficulty. I turned the car off, enlisted some help to take the car to the dealership, and when I started the car, the power steering worked properly again. The dealership ran a diagnostic and determined that the steering column needs replacing. Car will be repaired when part comes into dealership - on backorder.

- Clawson, MI, USA

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