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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,149 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Aug 172006

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,001 miles


I kept hearing a rattling in my car coming from the front tires area. I took it to my local GM dealership and it was diagnosed as needing a "steering gear". my car is only 2 years old, though it has relatively high mileage. After consulting with others more knowledgeable about cars, I found out that GM has had problems with steering gears in the past, and that my car is definitely too "young" to have that part needing replacement. It's a 2004 Chevy Malibu with 64K+ miles on it.

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012005

Malibu Classic 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
: the contact stated the steering on the vehicle locks momentarily. This happens without warning. The vehicle has been to the dealership were the vehicle was test driven. The dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer has not been alerted.

- De Mossville, KY, USA

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