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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 062006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


For several months, I have both heard and felt a "creaking" in the front end of my vehicle as though metal parts are loose when the car is put in motion both backing and forward, turns in either direction. I did bring this condition to the attention the local Chevrolet dealership where I bought this car and where I have had it serviced since then. They indicated to me, they could not find a problem, could not hear or feel any condition, and further stated there was "no fix" from GM. However, this condition appears to be getting worse and not recognized by the service people at the dealership. My concern is, at some point, could or will the front end fail when the car is in motion which is a clear safety issue. The dealership did point out that the tires have some wear on them and it is my feeling the tire wear may be caused from this condition.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

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