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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012010

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


Loss of power steering. Front wheels sound like they're about to fall off. Popping noise in steering column.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 242010


  • 85,000 miles
2005 Chevy Malibu ls steering began to lock up on slow turns. There was no warning, just a sudden locking of the steering column. (it would not turn. Literally lock the steering wheel until additional speed could be maintained. The problem started intermittently 2 weeks ago & steadily worsened. Happening 10-12 times a day this week. Hit 2 curbs, nearly jumped one curb & nearly hit a car. We had to put the car in reverse to straighten the steering prior to completing the turn. Car has 85000 miles on it. Mechanic shop replaced rack/pinion steering & both front end rear tie rod rings. This defect is apparent on Malibu's according to the numerous complaints seen on the internet.

- Groves, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 142008


  • 18,000 miles
The front end sounds like it is going to fall out along with feeling a metal clanking sound at 18000 miles. I took this to black Chevrolet in nashville which was not the sale dealership but one I had bought a truck with and was using their service they stated that a recall might be coming soon on the problem and it would not present a safety concern. The car was my fathers which died in 2006 and my mother was put in assisted living in 2008 so I just found out the problem please help.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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