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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,212 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022016

Malibu Hybrid

  • 101,844 miles


When driving, 2 messages appeared on dash - "power steering" and "service air bag." When attempting to start the car later, it would not turn over, and the "anti-theft" light was on, along with the other 2 warning messages from above. After other lights turned off, the "anti-theft" and "service engine light" remained and the car would not start. Odometer: 101844

- Midland, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 102013

Malibu Hybrid

  • 70,580 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a complete loss of power steering without warning. One week prior to the failure the steering suspension was recalibrated by the dealer. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer after the malfunction for diagnosis. The technician informed that the power steering motor would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 70,580.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

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