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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,250 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 192004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Since I purchased my lemon Malibu 2004, I have been experiencing problems with the steering column, the rack and pinion, the car suspension, the power window. The dealer replaced the rack and pinion twice. They removed three times the steering column to place some grease in the system. My husband had a bad experience while driving the car, the steering system got stuck.

- Guayama, PR, USA

problem #1

Aug 092004

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
While driving on highway at 50 mph steering jerked from side to side, nearly losing control. When on regular street problem was not so noticeable. Also, heard continuous knocking noises when making turns. Have taken vehicle to dealer, and mechanic replaced steering column. It worked for awhile but got worse in September. Took vehicle back to dealer, and mechanic replaced the rack and pinion. It partially resolved problem, but knocking continued. Took vehicle back, and mechanic replaced the steering shaft. Knocking noise was not resolved. Ea04018_cat

- Bushkill, PA, USA

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