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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,782 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 10 of 23)

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problem #273

Dec 062014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

The power steering comes & goes. At this point I have no power steering!

- Portage, WI, USA

problem #272

Nov 182014

Malibu

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the power steering warning light suddenly displayed. The power steering malfunctioned and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. After turning off the engine and restarting the vehicle, the power steering would operate as normal before eventually malfunctioning again. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #271

Nov 142014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 126,858 miles
While drive the power steering went out while turning and almost crashed. Thankfully I was able to stop in time.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #270

Sep 272014

Malibu

  • 105,000 miles

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

I got a recall for my 2007 Chevy Malibu to fix a safety problem with brake lights. My vehicle was experiencing no problems when I took it to the dealer to have the recall work done, but I just wanted to keep it safe. However, about a mile after leaving the dealer, and on my way home, I went to make a left hand turn and the power steering failed. The car became very hard to steer and it was all I could do to keep it on the road. The problem persisted the next couple days but then seemed to go away. Since that time it is an intermittent problem that I can't predict. If I pull off to the side of the road and turn the car off and restart it, the steering seems to "reset" and it is ok until I make the next turn. The dealer said the problem was "unrelated to the recall" so I called GM on the phone and they gave me a case number but in the end they did not want to cover me even for just the expense of diagnosing the problem. I think this problem is a lot more dangerous than the other issues for which they have had recalls. I hope and pray that no one is going onto an on-ramp or similar situation and veers into another car because of this problem.

- Catawissa, PA, USA

problem #269

Nov 072014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 95,500 miles
Power steering failed without notice.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #268

Nov 012014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 100,700 miles
I have had my car for about 4 months. Two weeks ago I was driving up hill and trying to go around a corner. In putting on the brake to accelerate my car started beeping, my steering wheel locked and wouldn't let me turn, and power steering flashed across my radio. I let off the gas and my steering wheel unlocked but as soon as I touched the gas pedal again same thing happened. I missed going off the road by inches. I had the car in the garage and apparently this car model intermittently sends more voltage than needed so the car doesn't know what to do and locks the steering. Garage thought they fixed the problem and a week later same thing happened and yet again I almost went off the road. Needless to say now I'm petrified to drive my own car!!

- Tunkhannock, PA, USA

problem #267

Feb 202014

Malibu

  • 189,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph attempting to make a right turn, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle the was towed to an independent mechanic. The power steering pump was replaced but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed back to the independent mechanic where the power steering pump, rack and pinion, and two pressure lines were replaced. The failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 189,000.

- Hilliard , OH, USA

problem #266

Oct 012013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the steering wheel was extremely difficult to turn and the steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was restarted and operated normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 12/01/14

- Piedmont, OH, USA

problem #265

Mar 152014

Malibu

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Bloomer, WI, USA

problem #264

Sep 222014

Malibu

  • 120,000 miles
My car has been flashing the power steering icon intermittently, the alarm will cease if you turn the car off and back on. Just a few days ago I noticed the power steering going out. The steering wheel will jerk to the left if you go faster than 55 mph. It will also shake to the right and left while in park. It becomes difficult to keep my car in its lane, and is quite terrifying. I went to the dealership to find out there is a recall on the years before and after the 2007 Malibu but not the 2007. I am submitting this complaint in the hopes that more research will be done to include the year 2007 as my mother also owns the same model (we bought them when my father passed away so we could be safe) and is having the exact same problem. I don't' feel that this can be a coincidence. Please help us in any way that you possibly can.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #263

Mar 312014

Malibu

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle veered to the left and the steering wheel became difficult to control. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #262

Mar 132014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
I was driving on the highway then all of a sudden the car beeps and the power steering stops in the steering column and power steering flashes on the stereo screen. When I stop the car and start it back the power steering works fine. Sometimes it works as it should and sometimes it stops working mostly at higher speeds. I'll cut the car off at different times then restart it and the power steering works fine. It goes in and out often.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #261

Jul 012014

Malibu

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel would independently veer to the left or right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the steering module had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #260

Aug 222014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 103,700 miles
My power steering went out, I was told no recall for 2007 model. I took it to the weisner GM dealership and paid $721.03 to have steering motor and module replaced on 08/21/14. I picked the car up at 5:30pm the same day, as soon as I started home I knew something was wrong. I immediately called but the service manager, [xxx], had left. I left him a voicemail. He called me the next morning and left me a voicemail explaining that GM was not responsible for everything that could be wrong with my car, rudely! I called him back and he again started a rant, I asked him to please listen to me, the customer. He said the earliest he could get my car in will be 08/25/14. On Friday I drove my car for work, I am a courier. In the afternoon around 3:30 while I was making a turn the chimes sounded and my power steering went out again! I called him, [xxx], back and told him that I was in a turn at the time and almost hit a barrier. He said he could not do anything until he gets the car back. I told him I tried to get the car back to him but he refused and said he didn't have any time until Monday, 08/25. I have explained to him, from the beginning, that I am a courier and am on the road at least 6 hours/day and that I really feel this is a safety issue and that I was afraid of having a wreck but I cannot afford not to work since my husband passed away 2 months ago. He said he had no loaner cars. I called the 866 number for customer care and spoke with kelsey who opened a ticket and escalated it. I should hear something on Monday, I hope. I do not think any repairs were done to steering...lack of communication" management" I just don't know. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #259

Jul 172012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
While driving on numerous occasions over the last two years under many different conditions on and off the freeway, my steering wheel has suddenly started to shimmy back and forth as the "power steering" warning appeared on the dash console and an alarm pings out three times in rapid succession. It is obvious that there is a loss of power steering during these occasions as I fight the steering wheel to ensure control of the car's direction. The condition persists still two years down the road. Too expensive to fix.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #258

May 152014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
I purchased my 07 Chevrolet Malibu in Feb 2007. The power steering problem started last summer! the steering wheel is extremely hard to turn and it doesn't matter if I'm parking or turning onto a street. I have to reset the steering by turning the car off/on. In may of this year, I went to the er with chest pain and was diagnosed with a pulled muscle in my chest. I took my car to a mechanic in June, and was quoted $600 to replace the power steering. It amazes me that 2004-2006, and 2008 were recalled but not 2007. This is not fair at all. Please recall this part because I can't afford to fix this car!

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #257

Jun 122012

Malibu

  • miles
A couple of issues with this car!!! first off, the latest recall done in 2014 with the brake lights not illuminating when pedal pressed but did when pedal wasn't depressed.after calling and going to multiple GM dealers, I had to research how to fix the problem and tell the GM dealer how! the issue is starting to act up again now. Starts off with the gear shift being nearly impossible to pull out of park and the cruise control acting up.wow, now a recall? second. The seering wheel has on 2 occasions jerked violently to one side then back and forth on it's own...while driving! almost as if the vehicle looses all power/dash lights come on it then jerks and makes a weird nose before it flips upside down and locks up! my 15 year old niece (who has had her permit 3 months) was driving one of the times! third - the airbag light randomly comes on / goes off when someone is sitting in the seat. I think I' should get all my $ back from the times I took my car in to find out "what the problem was" and had fixed (temporarily apparently) and now recalls are coming! honestly - there are enough things to worry about while driving (drunks, bad drivers, blow outs etc.) it's unsettling to have "known" issues with your vehicle but these companies will not fix!

- Urbana, MO, USA

problem #256

Jun 192014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I received a recall #13036 in the mail however my car has been unsafe to drive since June 2014 due to the steering wheel being uncontrollable it jerks to the right and to the left randomly it vibrates to the right and left when it is in park, I am not a mechanic but I don't think this has any thing to do with the brakes and I have observed many complaints such as mine from other people, call line people tell me to take it in and have a diagnostic run on it I have not been able to work for the last 2 months I just want my car fixed and this is some sort of faulty problem people are just more cautious due to all the recalls. Please follow up on mine and other steering problems. I have previously sent this problem to you 6/2014.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #255

Aug 022011

Malibu

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel would suddenly shake and vibrate. An independent mechanic stated that the power steering motor module assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #254

Jun 192014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My car started pulling to the left and I was unable to control the steering wheel I pulled over checked my tires and when I got back into the car the steering wheel was turning back and forth on it's own while in park, I drove it home the whole time it pulled to the left and I was unable to control the steering I have been unable to drive it since I have read many complaints about the same problems from other people I think it would be a good idea to recall these automobile before some else has an accident.

- Antioch, TN, USA

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