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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 1 of 23)

problem #453

Jan 132017

Malibu

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. On several occasions, the electronic power steering failed to operate as intended. In addition, the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The contact felt excessive movement in the steering wheel. It was diagnosed that the electronic power steering needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Wheatfield, IN, USA

problem #452

Dec 142016

Malibu

  • 220,000 miles
This car is losing electronic power steering while in motion. It will kick back in once car is turned off and turned on again but again will eventually lose it. Also, steering wheel vibrates when the vehicle is started and is stationary. I have video I can send as well

- Kingwod, TX, USA

problem #451

Dec 022016

Malibu

  • 130,000 miles
When accelerating out of a curve or turn, the steering wheel jerks in the opposite direction. Also experienced door locks unlocking and locking while driving down the road, and horn fuse keeps going out.

- Bridgeport, TX, USA

problem #450

Dec 162016

Malibu

  • 95,000 miles

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

Steering wheel jerks to the left when driving. Power steering goes out while driving. It does this while in park as well as when driving at any speed. When turning to the left it pulls it further causing me to overturn. When turning to the right it pulls back to the left.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #449

Dec 242016

Malibu

  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that after the vehicle was started, the power steering warning message displayed and the steering wheel became very difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 146,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #448

Dec 162016

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of power. After manually restarting the vehicle, it operated normally. The steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the cause of the failure could not be replicated. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not provided.

- Colchester, IL, USA

problem #447

Dec 192016

Malibu

  • 90,400 miles

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

Power steering fails intermittently while driving making the car hard to control. While this is happening lights begin to dim and brighten and the traction control light on the dash flashes on and off. This happens everytime I drive the car since I passed 80,000 miles. I am at 90,000 now and it is getting more common. I have seen online that this is a very common problem.

- Ceres, CA, USA

problem #446

Jun 032016

Malibu

  • 127,947 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 60 mph, the steering failed and the steering warning sensor illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The failure continued to recur. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for a second diagnostic testing where it was determined that there was a loss of the electric power steering assist. Also, the steering staff torque sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 127,947.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #445

Dec 192016

Malibu

  • 99,104 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was stopped at a light, the power steering malfunctioned and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. The power steering fault message displayed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the power steering was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,104.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #444

Dec 202016

Malibu

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 35 mph, the steering seized without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Firestone, CO, USA

problem #443

Dec 162016

Malibu

  • 150,000 miles

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

Chevrolet Malibu - power steering assist failure the problem started when we noticed the car's steering twitching and shaking without having any hands on the wheel and this would occur while the vehicle was in park or in gear (drive, reverse, etc.). later that night after starting the vehicle, the "power steering" warning light appeared on the information display panel (the screen located just above the radio). At this point it required tremendous effort/strength to turn the car even at low speeds. I think this is a serious safety hazard.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #442

Dec 132016

Malibu

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 70 mph, the power steering failed after the warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #441

Nov 212016

Malibu

  • 78,520 miles
The power steering went out suddenly while my son was driving the car on the freeway @ 60 mph, and the word power steering appeared on the radio display, the power steering has not worked since, I checked my VIN# to see if the car was included on the GM. Recall but it was not, the car has only 78000 miles, I think it should have been.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #440

Nov 272016

Malibu

  • 157,500 miles
The power steering stops working and the steering wheel become difficult to steer. Prior to this occurring, a beep and then a prompt on the dashboard show that an issue with the power steering is happening. I did some research and came across recall #14772, which is exactly the issue I'm dealing with. However, my vehicle does not display recall #14772 when I conduct a search.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #439

Sep 242016

Malibu

  • 89,000 miles
I intermittently lose power steering, now it is happening every time I drive the vehicle and it is not safe. The wheel begins to take over for its self, so to speak. The wheel will shake some times aggressively enough to be pulling me whichever way it pleases. It even does this at an idle, the VIN is pulling up no recall but the articles on this subject say it is included in the expansion of the recall. I just bought the vehicle Sept 24, 2016

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #438

Sep 012016

Malibu

  • 93,000 miles
I was driving on the highway and the steering started to become very difficult if I wanted to switch lanes or if there was a curve in the road. I took the vehicle to an auto repair shop and they diagnosed the issue as the power steering assist motor was starting to fail. They told me that if it was not fixed, it could completely fail and cause my vehicle to get into an accident.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #437

Jan 152014

Malibu

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at a low speed and making a turn, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14E044000 and 15V064000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #436

Sep 202014

Malibu

  • 177,000 miles
When driving or turning car there is a clunking, cracking noises coming from under car. When driving on highway the car pulls to the other side or jerks. I brought car used and the cracking clunking noises is getting worse. I need to know if this a recall because it will cost a lot to fix it.

- Lake City, SC, USA

problem #435

May 192016

Malibu

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle lost steering power and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was due to the torque sensor assembly. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 09/06/16

- Richfield, MN, USA

problem #434

Jun 012016

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
A few months ago, we purchased a 2007 Chevy Malibu for our military daughter to take to her air force base in tx. The used car had less than 50,000 miles and was owned by an older lady. We expected many years of safe, reliable Transport for our airman! unfortunately, we noticed steering problems as soon as we purchased the vehicle. The power steering would just randomly go in and out. It is very unnerving. We found a couple of steering recalls related to the 2007 Malibu, so we took the car to a dealer in hillsboro, il. They said the recall work had already been performed, and they could do nothing for us. We tried another dealer in highland, il. They kindly re-did the recall work related to a power steering sensor, but unfortunately were still able to replicate the problem afterwards. They said, without a doubt, this car's steering problem is related to the recall. They presumed that having bad parts in the car for too long has caused issues elsewhere in the steering. However, to replace the steering parts that could be causing the problem was going to be over $2,000!! my military daughter cannot afford that, and we should not have to pay to replace faulty parts caused by a known recall. GM knows the steering in this car is problematic and should be fixing it! as it stands, the car is unsafe but must still be driven. Is there anything you can do to help us? thank you in advance! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sorento, IL, USA

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