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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,675 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #6

Nov 182009

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles


This vehicle steering wheel becomes sticky/stuck at interstate speeds and trying to correct the problem creates oversteer and overcorrection creating a swerving of the vehicle. The car was taken to the dealer and was not corrected. I'm set to take it back because this is becoming a safety issue.

- Lost Creek , KY, USA

problem #5

Nov 282013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 3,800 miles
Steering became sticky stiff in 12 O'clock postition, making steering corrections difficult with overcorrecting. There is definitely a problem that could be a sever safety hazard. I was traveling on I-75 at 65-70 mph when malfunction occurred. I contacted a dealer in tampa and they did not seem too concerned, hard to communicate due to it being a holiday weekend. The tampa dealer advised if there was a problem, I would have received a recall letter. I am concerned, being on vacation, for the long trip back to knoxville. Also, I have experienced transmission shutter at low speed, intermediate problem.

- Powill , TN, USA

problem #4

Oct 152013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
I was going about 65 mph on the freeway and the steering wheel suddenly becomes stiff causing me to jerk the steering wheel a little bit harder. That is dangerous because it causes the vehicle to swerve and potentially getting into an accident. I am not sure what the issue might be if it is a brand new car fresh off the lot.

- Soledad, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 302013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the power steering failed. The contact stated that the electrical system also failed simultaneously. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection and repair. The contact was not aware of the exact repairs made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000....updated 11-18-13

- Mattoon, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 022013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, he approached a turn and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact applied excessive force to the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer twice where the steering module was replaced each time. The failure recurred after each repair. The manufacturer had not been notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000. Updated 9/23/13

- Ballground, GA, USA

problem #1

May 112013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
My son was driving down the road when the cars steering drastically pulled him totally off the road !!!! lucky there was no one to the right of him they would of bean killed.this is a very serious problem! the dealer is trying to brush it off like nothing happened. Niles sales & service key West Florida ! its a new car. Please call me [xxx]5/13 /13 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Key West, FL, USA

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