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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,775 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 162014


  • 287,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 40 mph and making a right turn, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The dealer stated that the K frame, to which the rack and pinion steering is bolted, was fractured due to rust. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 287,000.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 282004

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,073 miles
I own a 2000 cheverolet Malibu. When I was getting an inspection it failed because the steering rack was loose, one of the screws holding it togather, backed out. It was still there but monro does not do this type of work on cars. I was told by monro muffler/brake that it would have to be taken to a cheverolet dealer to have this work done. Do you have any other complaints about this problem. Thank you, steven M. crowe

- York, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle developed a problem with the power steering when attempting to make left turns. The consumer stated the steering virtually locked up. The consumer stated his vehicle had the same problem as stated in the recall for previous models regarding the steering rack and pinion. (recall#03V527000).

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #2

Dec 222003


  • 68,800 miles
Rack and pinion steering failed. A recall was issued; however, this vehicle was not included in recall due to model year.

- Orangevale, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 272000


  • miles
Consumer bought a brand new vehicle, and it started having steering problems within 24 hours. It was very difficult to turn steering wheel, and steering wheel shook when applying brakes. Steering pump replaced, but vehicle still has shake problem when braking, as well as noise coming from left rear.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

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