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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,500 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 252011

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles


Ding sound and then power steering light came on. Took to dealership and was told power steering sensor was the cause of the problem. I have read where there have been several complaints on problems with the power steering with this vehicle. I have contacted GM and they proclaim they are not aware of any problems yet there is a letter that was sent out in 2007 extending the warranty on the vehicle. I purchased the vehicle in 2009. I am told the steering column may need to be replaced.

- Fair Oaks , IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 112010

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the power steering failed and it was difficult to control the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the failure was within the power steering torque input sensor. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000. Updated 01/13/11 the consumer stated from time to time after the vehicle was purchased, the power steering would go out and the vehicle was very difficult to steer. Updated 03/30/11

- Rice Lake, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 312007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My steering gear chasis keeps failing. Got component coverage from GM which proves they know its issue!!!

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 222007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering failure.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

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