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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,751 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 172005

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,751 miles


Dt contact stated the steering wheel would move by itself. The contact would try to turn the steering wheel and the steering wheel would turn in the opposite direction this happened on May 15, 2004, and the dealer replaced the steering column. On October 17, 2005.,the same thing happened again and the vehicle was going into the local dealer today. There was no prior warning. This happened on dry road conditions. Also on September 1, 2005 the gas light kept coming on., took the vehicle to the dealer, and they said there was a crack in the exhaust system. The dealer replaced the exhaust system. Now, the light is back on, and the dealer is going to check that too. Updated 11/16/2005 -

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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