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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 5 of 23)

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problem #373

Apr 062015

Malibu

  • 14,357 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 the power steering seized and the warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician determined that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering); however, the contact had experienced the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 14,357.

- Fleetwood, PA, USA

problem #372

Apr 072015

Malibu

  • 102,531 miles
I got in my car and when I started it the steering wheel started vibrating and jumping. It then became very loose while driving and the all of a sudden while turning the corner the steering wheel locked up. It was very hard to turn the wheel which caused my car to hit the curb and side swipe a parked car. This problem is going to get someone hurt really bad if not fixed.

- Euclid , OH, USA

problem #371

Sep 302014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
It is extremely hard to turn my steering wheel. I was told by a Chevy dealer mechanic that my electric assist steering is not working. For some reason, my 2007 Malibu is not covered by the recall even though it is having the same issues as the other 2007 Malibu included in the recall.

- Bolingbrook , IL, USA

problem #370

Mar 102015

Malibu

  • 145,000 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 driving 50 mph, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the park assist module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

- Otisco, IN, USA

problem #369

Apr 112015

Malibu

  • 300,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the power steering warning light illuminated and there was a complete loss of power. The contact stated that the failure occurred at slow speeds. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 300,000.

- Montezuma Creek, UT, USA

problem #368

Apr 092015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
The electric power steering completely failed as I was driving up interstate 95 at approximately 65 miles per hour. Luckily I was able to pull safely to the side of the road. I shut the vehicle off and restarted it, which reset the power steering. I drove approximately another mile when the power steering failed again. I again attempted to pull to the side of the highway and restart the car to reset it. This time the power steering did not reset. There is a recall for this exact problem on most other vehicles this year, except for a few months which my vehicle falls into. There are still issues with the vehicles beyond what vehicles are included in recall 14772.

- Fairfield, ME, USA

problem #367

Dec 112014

Malibu

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 25 mph, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #366

Mar 012015

Malibu

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel started to shake. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the contact had to apply force to the wheel in order to turn the vehicle. Additionally, the power steering was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the steering wheel torque input sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering) but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Stevensville, MD, USA

problem #365

Mar 262015

Malibu

  • 103,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn after the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was powered off and on several times until the power steering warning indicator went off and the steering wheel began to operate normally. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel torque sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 103,700.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #364

Apr 062015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
Loss power steering on the highway and show power steering on the radio...makes if very hard to handle the car and could cause accident should be a recall on this. Did a check and not included in current recall.

- Nashua , NH, USA

problem #363

Mar 222015

Malibu

  • 76,923 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 steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to turn the vehicle and a chime sounded. In addition, the power steering warning message displayed on the message board. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 76,923.

- Mount Union, PA, USA

problem #362

Mar 032015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
While driving the car, the power steering in the car stopped working suddenly we had no control over the car. Luckily we avoided crashing the car. Appears that the electronic power steering torque sensor has failed.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #361

Nov 152014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 117,264 miles
Driving down hwy going about 70mil pre hour and my power steering went out and I lost total control of my car. Was able to pull over without hurting myself or anyone else. Check recall and found out my car wasn't a recall but all other Malibu was this is a big problem and really need to be address on 2007 Malibu before someone get killed and I pray its not me. Thanks

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #360

Mar 212015

Malibu

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and jerked to the left lane without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the intermediate steering shaft and the power steering module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Richford, NY, USA

problem #359

Feb 262014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 202,383 miles
I have a 2007 Malibu which I drive back and forth to work everyday on the highway. On wed. 2/26/14 I felt a pulsing vibration while driving on the highway. A short while later I lost the power steering completely which needless to say was very dangerous trying to get to the side of the highway in heavy traffic with no power steering. I had to have my car towed to my local mechanic who told me that the problem was in the electronic power steering system. The parts were ordered at a cost of $856.54 and the total cost with labor was $1272.07. I have since been on-line and read page after page of problems with the electronic power steering for this year Malibu. I see that they have now added the 2007 Malibu to the recall list but my VIN does not show up. Please advise.

- North Attleboro, Ma., MA, USA

problem #358

Feb 092015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Sudden loss of power steering. A recall has been issued but apparently does not include all models of the recall period with the same electric steering.

- Northampton, PA, USA

problem #357

Mar 282015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the steering failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the torque assembly and power steering assist needed to be replaced. The dealer informed the contact of NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering); however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Bear Lake, MI, USA

problem #356

Mar 042015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Power steering quit while driving - same symptoms as current recall for power steering - however our VIN number is not included in this recall this has happened twice in the last 30 days - 1st occurrence March 4, 2015, 2nd occurrence March 28, 2015 contacted Chevrolet but no action on their part.

- Hilton, NY, USA

problem #355

Mar 162015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 102,453 miles
Have had many instances in the last couple of weeks where when the car was turned on a message appeared about the power steering. When you shut the car off, the message would go away. Finally the message wouldn't go off with a restart and the power steering went out. We drove it slowly to a shop where the steering sensor was replaced.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #354

Feb 202015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 97,180 miles
Was driving down the interstate at 70 mph and lost complete power steering in the vehicle, making steering really tough, almost causing an accident. No warning just went out, "power steering" appeared on the information screen with one ding from the vehicle. I researched it and my vehicle is not involved in any of the power steering recalls, but had similar experience to the ones that have been recalled. Maybe they need to expand this recall before someone gets hurt or even killed.

- Rogers, MN, USA

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