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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 242010


  • 33,900 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated she heard a loud noise in the steering for a while. On July 24, 2010 while reversing into a parking space, and then moving forward to put the vehicle in a straight line the power steering failed. She lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a curve. The vehicle was taken to the garage, diagnostic testing located the failure at the steering shaft and gear box. The steering shaft and gear box was replaced. The manufacturer did not assist with the repair, because the parts that were replaced were not covered by the extended warranty. The failure mileage was 33,849 and the current mileage was 34,300.

- Harrisburg , PA, USA

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