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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 3 of 23)

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problem #413

Dec 082015

Malibu

  • 180,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 45 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel seized. The contact pulled over and restarted the vehicle without failure. The failure occurred recently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Pace, FL, USA

problem #412

Oct 112014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 169,000 miles
Chevy Malibu recall. My power steering goes out in the middle of me driving. It is a real safety hazzard when I never know when it will go out! my VIN # is not on the list to get fixed but fits the recall description! I even had this problem before the recall accrued and had the problem confirmed by a GM specialist. Please add my VIN to the list so my safety is not in danger when I drive!

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #411

Nov 102014

Malibu

  • 170,000 miles
Chevy Malibu recall. My power steering goes out in the middle of me driving. It is a real safety hazzard when I never know when it will go out! my VIN # is not on the list to get fixed but fits the recall description! I even had this problem before the recall accrued and had the problemost confirmed by a GM specialist. Please add my VIN to the list so my safety is not in danger when I drive!

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #410

Nov 132015

Malibu

  • miles

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

Takata recall I need to find out if the 2007 malbu is in the recall.they fix the tramission cable. It say the brake pedal sensor they fix the brake light light. Now I see power steering recall and intion switch recall. They charge me 1000. And it was not the problem now want to charge me for inition switch. That is the problem.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #409

Nov 302015

Malibu

  • miles
Power steering issue matching the recall of similar models while exiting interstate ramp.

- Gardner, KS, USA

problem #408

Nov 282015

Malibu

  • 162,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the steering column vibrated and the steering locked while driving 65 mph. The power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician diagnosed that the torque sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #407

Nov 252015

Malibu

  • 155,000 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 that while operating the vehicle, the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 155,000.

- Thornville, OH, USA

problem #406

Oct 292015

Malibu

  • 157,000 miles
Malibu 2007 steering wheel locks! when the car is running!!! also the stoping warning rear tail light are on all the time"?" need help !!

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #405

Jan 092015

Malibu

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at various speeds, the power steering seized and the power steering warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering pressure sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 175,000.

- St. George, UT, USA

problem #404

Jan 212015

Malibu

  • miles
I received a recall notice on the car that the eps motor controller may cause the vehicle to suddenly lose eps. My car is experiencing this. The recall is only good for cars less than 10 years old or less than 150,000 miles which ever comes first. My car is above the 150,000 miles because it was driven for several years long distances on the highway. So my steering is failing, but GM will not repair it under the recall and I can not afford this expensive repair. How is that fair?

- Dixmont, ME, USA

problem #403

Oct 052015

Malibu

  • 213,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 45 mph, the steering wheel required excessive force in order to steer the vehicle. The power steering warning indicator illuminated after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 213,000.

- Leesville, SC, USA

problem #402

Sep 202015

Malibu

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 70 mph and attempting to change into the right lane, the steering became loose and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle swerved to the left, struck another vehicle, and crashed into a guard rail. The driver side air bag deployed. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard where it was awaiting inspection by the insurance company. The failure mileage was approximately at 99,000.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #401

Jul 062015

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. Upon making a left or right turn, the steering wheel partially locked and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #400

Sep 142015

Malibu

  • 167,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 45 mph, the steering wheel became extremely difficult to maneuver. The power steering warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering assist motor and the torque sensors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 167,000.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #399

Jan 012009

Malibu

  • 157,000 miles
Randomly every now and then the steering wheel will move back and forth on it's on when sitting in park. While driving the steering wheel will start to move as well and start jerking to one side causing you to swerve back and forth a little while you fight it. I have done research, this is happening to others of this model as well if you search the internet. As well as a youtube video which the same thing can be seen on a 2008 Malibu at https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=px6uegwmvbi

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #398

Sep 142015

Malibu

  • 54,610 miles
I had just cranked, backed out of carport, still in my driveway. Steering wheel not turning smoothly. Was catching as when something moves from one notch to another. Drove slowly one street and aborted my planned drive down interstate, afraid of losing control of the steering. Drove slowly 3 miles to GM dealership service dept., noticing problem once en route. The shop did some test. Serv. Mgr. Said he believed what I said but their testing showed nothing at the time... that there is a bulletin on my car: Special policy 15356 good thru 4-3-2017 and 150,000 miles. He wrote that down for me in case I needed it later... said I did not have to worry about steering going out while driving on interstate, that some messages would appear if any problem. Searched online at home, as I had received nothing from GM on this problem and feel unsafe in my car. Saw other complaints and that GM and safety board is doing nothing. Today, 9-17-2015, I received notice from GM.on this problem. I know there is a problem, having experienced it 9-14-2015, but service dept. Did not say they would do anything since their test showed nothing. The letter says if the condition occurs, the condition will be repaired for me at no charge. Does some major incident have to occur before repairs can be done" or those messages have to appear while at the service department" it should be fixed now so that I can drive without being subjected to additional chance of accident due to the steering.

- Valley, AL, USA

problem #397

Sep 012015

Malibu

  • 139,000 miles
Electric power steering intermittently would stop while driving. While in park the steering wheel would oscillate approximely 30 degrees back and forth by itself. Serviced at dealership for steering recall twice. First trip replaced torque control sensor, didn't even make it off the lot before problem reoccurred. Second trip reprogrammed torque sensor and steering position sensor, problem reoccurred two days latter.

- Pryor, OK, USA

problem #396

Aug 172015

Malibu

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel seized intermittently and required excessive force. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electric motor module failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

problem #395

Jul 012015

Malibu

  • 48,000 miles
I noticed the power steering shake while driving low speeds and when a left turn it jerked to the right. I have talked to GM and they denied a recall for my VIN # but others of the same make, model, and year have been recalled. Chevy dealer wants $994 to replace the power steering motor, more than I can afford.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #394

Aug 202015

Malibu

  • 85,000 miles
When going up a hill, turning too the left, sometimes just trying to turn the wheel from a dead stop there is no power steering, etc the power assist for the steering cuts out and there are 3 chimes. When it happens pulling out from a parking space there are no chimes, just no power steering. These are the same symptoms as the GM recall but they say my VIN is not part of the recall. Maybe because my radio doesn't display steering. Or it's a bigger recall than they want to pay for, what do you think, should they get away with it? do I have to have GM spend money for me to get a lawyer to have this fixed, its the same problem as recalled vehicles.

- Lower Burrell, PA, USA

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