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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,333 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 182007

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Back in January 2007, I was having a popping sound that was made whenever I made a left or right turn. I took it to the dealer. They changed the steering column and right strut. I am now having the same problem on the left side and will be going in again sometime this week. I've only had the car for 4 months with 24,000 miles at the time this first happened. I now have 27,000 miles on my vehicle.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 012007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Pulls to the left, broken struts, broken brake calipers, rear turn signal broke! anytime I mess with tires or brakes the car pulls more and more to the left, haven't had steering checked but its driving me nuts. I thought it was from the front right strut being cracked and broken but the dealership says it shouldn't effect the pull to the left. Got new tires last week and new brakes, still pulls. Tail light quit working, changed bulbs then quit again. Car is driving me nuts, worried about driving it across country this summer! recall it soon - please!!!

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 012007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Front struts are fractured and apparently have been est. $400+ to fix, can't afford to fix! have seen several complaints online regarding front end rattles, I also complained soon after purchasing my car w/25K on it, nothing was done then! rear left taillight & brake light keep failing even after replacing bulbs.

- Thornton, CO, USA

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