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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,811 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 272006

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,500 miles


Clunking in steering again. Dealership said the steering box 'new improved" went out and said that the noise is coming in from inside of the box. They don't understand why it keeps going out. This is the third steering box. Malibu only has 34,500 miles. Dealership tightened steering while waiting for the new box. The car would not straighten from minor corrections. If you turn to the left it would keep going left and if you corrected it would go to toward the opposite side into oncoming vehicles. Returned to dealership told them it was an accident waiting to happen and couldn't drive it. They finally gave me a rental car. Approximate date 8 of 06.

- Ammon, ID, USA

problem #1

Jul 202006

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,122 miles
Clunking noise in steering when turning left to right. Dealership inspected and said steering gear box is bad. Only 33,122 miles.

- Ammon, ID, USA

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