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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 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

problem #2

Aug 192008


  • 29,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact was driving approximately between 25-35 mph; proceeding to make a turn. There was a loud popping noise coming from the steering wheel. The power steering warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. Also, the engine warning indicator illuminated at a different time. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and an independent mechanic for service repairs. The components were replaced on separate occasions which consists of the steering column, gas cap, fuel module, and tie-rod. The PCM was also reprogrammed. The service repairs were performed at the dealer on three separate occasions. The failure mileage was 29,000.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #1

Apr 282006

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the vehicle was difficult to steer and the brakes vibrated. The dealership determined the tie rod had broken and repaired the vehicle.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

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