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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,820 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 6 of 22)

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problem #339

Feb 142015

Malibu

  • 165,000 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 the steering randomly failed on several occasions. The contact stated that the failure occurred for about a month and the vehicle restarted and ran fine until 2/14/15. The power steering light illuminated on the instrument panel when the failure occurred. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer. However, he was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000(steering) and was told by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not been repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 165,000. Updated 4/21/15

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #338

Mar 072015

Malibu

  • 167,880 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 38 mph, the steering wheel was difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 167,880.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #337

Mar 092015

Malibu

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when the engine was started, the power steering ESC warning indicator illuminated and the steering wheel seized. The failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The failure mileage was approximately 105,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #336

Feb 242015

Malibu

  • 104,000 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 at approximately 70 mph, the power steering seized and the warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering) however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Olatha, KS, USA

problem #335

Nov 152012

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The failure recurred two times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000. Updated 04/06/15 updated 06/25/2015

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #334

Mar 022015

Malibu

  • 110,630 miles
I was driving down the road and the power steering went out. I could hardly turn the wheel. Now it happens every time I drive. I'm afraid to drive it now. They did a recall for my car but apparently the VIN on my car is exempt for some unknown reason.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #333

Feb 042015

Malibu

  • 164,000 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 when the vehicle was started, the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to determine the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 164,000.

- Maquoketa, IA, USA

problem #332

Dec 012014

Malibu

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was parked and the steering wheel was turned, the contact heard a loud abnormal noise without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred when driving. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Wakima, WA, USA

problem #331

Jan 142015

Malibu

  • 60,181 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while reversing at approximately 10 mph, the steering wheel seized as the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (power steering). The failure mileage was 60,181.

- Lumbard , IL, USA

problem #330

Sep 052014

Malibu

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the steering wheel was extremely loose and upon approaching a stop, the steering wheel began to vibrate back and forth independently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician replaced the torque sensor assembly. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 15V064000 (steering). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #329

Feb 282015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles

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

Electric steering assist failure only manual steering worked. Happened several times, also steering shakes when car is stopped.

- Langhorne , PA, USA

problem #328

Feb 232015

Malibu

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized and excessive force was required on the steering wheel. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electric power steering failed and unknown parts needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #327

Feb 262015

Malibu

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 55 mph, the steering wheel moved to the left and right independently. The power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed by the contact who was a certified technician. The contact stated that the steering torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 155,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Springville, NY, USA

problem #326

Feb 092015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and the power steering warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road due to the failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the torque sensor and reset the power steering code. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000. Updated 7/21/15

- Muscoda, WI, USA

problem #325

Feb 232015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
My 2007 Malibu is apparently not part of the current recall for power steering assist problems. I put in the VIN number and this recall did not come up. You should expand the recall to include vehicles manufactured during the time frame that mine was. In the past week the power steering assist has "gone out" several times in my vehicle. This is the vehicle that my 17 year old daughter primarily drives and I feel that it very unsafe for her to continue to drive it. According to the dealer since the VIN for my car is not listed as part of the recall, even though it is the same issue, I will need to pay for the replacement myself. If this is a known issue and the problem seems to be expanding why is not being resolved for all cars involved?

- Hedgesville, WV, USA

problem #324

Feb 252015

Malibu

  • 37,625 miles
Vehicle began exhibiting steering shimmy even while idling. I stopped for pizza...coming back out to the vehicle, power steering was gone. The next morning it was back (with shimmy). After another short stop, power steering was gone. After longer stop at school power steering came back. What happens if it cuts out while I am driving. Going to dealer sat. For diagnosis. With only 38,000 miles on the car, this shouldn't be happening.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #323

Jan 262015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 63,502 miles
In for last recall. Went to leave rosedale chev parking lot and had no power steering.

- Little Canada, MN, USA

problem #322

Mar 282014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
While in my driveway, I turned on my ignition to travel to a local store and at first assumed the steering wheel was locked up some how. As I tried to turn the steering wheel, I was able to turn the tires using brute force. Tried it again a few minutes after exiting and then re-entering the vehicle, it suddenly worked fine so I assumed it was a fluke. Tried it later that day and the same thing happened where the power steering simply did not exist. Had my father-in-law test it and he came to the same conclusion that it was a problem with the power steering. Drove it to balise Chevrolet in warwick, ri while still experiencing the lack of power steering for repair. Recall for power steering for 2007 Chevy Malibu came out a couple of days later. Currently my VIN does not qualify but I clearly had the issue as noted in the recall.

- Smithfield, RI, USA

problem #321

Jan 162015

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 193,003 miles
While driving the vehicle about to make a turn the vehicle's power steering stopped working. Almost causing and accident with on coming traffic. Have taken vehicle to Chevy dealership service and diagnosed as a torque sensor problem. Then reading on the NHTSA that there is a recall on this particular issue only to be told by dealership that the VIN is not included in recall.

- Johns Creek, GA, USA

problem #320

Feb 102015

Malibu

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply excessive force to the steering wheel in order to turn the vehicle. The power steering and air bag warning illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering) but the VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Camden, DE, USA

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