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2007 Chevrolet Malibu steering NHTSA complaints: Steering:Electric Power Assist System

NHTSA — Steering: Electric Power Assist System Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,483 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 012014

Malibu

  • 61,000 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 wheel became extremely rough and difficult to steer. The contact stated while traveling on a major highway or roadway, there was a loud noise heard as the power steering sensor illuminated and the steering wheel seized. The contact had to turn the vehicle off and on before the steering wheel would unlock. The contact was able to unlock the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed and repaired the power steering module. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #9

Jul 032014

Malibu

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the steering wheel seized while making a loud noise without warning. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the electronic control unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #8

Feb 242014

Malibu

  • 106,888 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering failed. The contact mentioned that the steering wheel was very hard to turn. The failure occurred on two occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who replaced the electronic steering column and air bag module. The contact stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V252000(electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The approximate failure mileage was 106,888.

- Urbana, IL, USA

problem #7

Dec 272013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 200,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 55 mph, the power steering failed and the warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and deactivated the engine. Once restarted, the vehicle operated normally. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that a part associated with the power steering needed to be replaced. The ignition switch was also defective. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000. Updated 09/02/14 the consumer stated while attempting to avoid a pothole the steering became difficult to maneuver. The tire hit the pothole and broke the hub cap. The consumer pulled a muscle in the right arm. The consumer did seek care with a physician. The vehicle's ignition began to fail making it difficult to start up. The vehicle may or may not have been included in a recall. Updated 09/16/2014

- Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #6

Apr 052014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
Letter from constituents regarding their 2007 Malibu electronic power steering (eps) problems and failure; requesting that the appropriate state of Ohio and federal agencies investigate this eps failure in the 2007 Malibu model. The consumer stated last week, the steering wheel began exhibiting a pulsating/jerking movement, while stopped at a red light. Then on April 5, 2014 the power steering failed. The dealer informed the consumer, it would cost anywhere from $00-700 to fix the steering issue. Updated 05/06/14

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 012011

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer states problems with electric power steering

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 132010

Malibu

  • 68,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While traveling 5 mph and attempting to make a right turn, the steering wheel suddenly locked and then independently released. The dealer advised that the electronic power steering module would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 69,000.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 022010

Malibu

  • 77,800 miles
2005-2007 Chevy Malibu steering issue. NHTSA recall #10V073000 pertains to cobalt, this is also a Malibu issue and should also be included in the recall as this is the same problem we all are experiencing.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 132008

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,144 miles
While driving and turning, the power steering failed on my 2007 Chevy Malibu making turning virtually impossible manually. Once I was able to stop the vehicle, I put it in park and tried the steering - no change. I shut off the vehicle and turned it back on and the power steering reset. This has occurred 5 times in the past two weeks. If I am setting still, I can turn the steering wheel completely to the left and the power steering will fail. Also I have noticed during driving and still (waiting at a light) the steering wheel tends to pulsate back and forth. I reported this to dealership a month ago when vehicle was oil serviced. They said they found nothing at that time. I see from research there were a lot of complaints with the 2004 model, but cannot find any remedy. After reading other complaints, I am very concerned about the safety of this vehicle. I have read where other vehicles have crashed due to this and I prefer to not be involved in an accident thus killing someone in my car or another.

- Bellevue, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 252007

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Steering cuts in and out in an unpredictable way.

- St.Louis, MO, USA

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