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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,886 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.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

May 142004


  • 5,800 miles


While driving at any speed steering whee shook violently four times in four weeks. Dealer has examined the vehicle and will replace the steering column. Pe04031_cat

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 122003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 2,767 miles
While driving power steering failed. Dealer was contacted, and replaced steering column twice. Pe04031_cat

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 062004


  • miles
While driving at 75 mph the steering wheel lost power. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull over. The driver drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the steering column modular needed to be replaced. Pe04031_cat

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

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