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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,700 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 042014

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles

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

I keep losing my power steering so the car becomes impossible to turn. I had it fixed by my own mechanic, but it went out again. He tried to fix it, but it's still not good. I read yesterday that the 2007 Malibu maxx was being recalled for power steering failure, but the dealers and GM tell me my car isn't listed. I think my car should be listed. The NY times article said your organization had reported last Saturday about this recall. I would like to know why my 2007 Malibu maxx ss with power steering failure isn't on this recall. Thank you. My current mileage is 133,000 miles.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #9

Jun 112008

Malibu Maxx

  • 24,000 miles
Clunking in front end when turning the wheel, difficult to turn wheel. Has only gotten worse. Dealer says the part was not lubricated at manufacture. But I have to buy a repair kit. Now at 88000 mi I have to buy a new universal joint because it failed due to this manufacturing defect.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #8

Sep 122011

Malibu Maxx

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu maxx lt. The contact stated that when turning the steering wheel, it would exhibit a loud noise and become very difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 58,000.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 142011

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

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

Power steering problems with 2007 Chevy Malibu maxx.

- Dysart, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 012011

Malibu Maxx

  • 75,000 miles
Power steering problems. Noise, steering lockup, fluid leaking.

- Dysart, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 062011

Malibu Maxx

  • 9,000 miles
I experienced a clunking sound from the steering since 9000 miles. I now have 69000 miles on the car and it's worse than ever. I have brought it in to the dealer regularly and complained about it every time. Every time they claim they cannot find anything. Once it came off warranty, the dealer had no problem finding the problem. I have spoken to GM about the issue and they refuse to do anything about it. This has been reported in the 2004 through 2006 model and a service bulletin issued. GM refuses to recognize it as a problem in the 2007 model.

- Ennis, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 102009

Malibu Maxx

  • 73,000 miles

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

Steering makes a poping sound every time I turn the wheel to make a turn.

- Vichy, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 152007

Malibu Maxx

  • 8,000 miles
From 8000 miles onward my Chevy Malibu maxx has a clunking feeling in the front end when you turn. Malibu and other Chevy report the same problem, Chevy will not fix but says the steering shaft was mistakenly unlubricated during manufacture and may need taken apart and lubricated, they will not offer fix. The unlubrictaed steering column could potentially wear and fail.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 292009

Malibu Maxx

  • miles
My 2007 Chevrolet Malibu lt maxx locks when I am driving. I have read a lot of reviews on this problem with this particular vehicle. I think a safety recall should be issued due to this problem.

- Sinton, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 022008

Malibu Maxx

  • miles
Whenever the contact turns the steering wheel in either direction, he hears a clunking noise. The vehicle was taken.. the current 50K and failure mileages was 30,000.

- Methuen, MA, USA

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