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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 222008


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 35 mph the vehicle began to shakes excessively and made a noise. The left front wheel bearing was the cause of the failure and had to be replaced four times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced it under warranty once and the other times she had to pay the repair cost. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

Oct 152009


  • miles
TL-the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph the steering wheel exhibited a jerking motion. The vehicle began to pull to the right direction. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road. The engine was turned off and restarted. The vehicle resumed to normal. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the electrical power steering and front wheel bearings were replaced. The identical failures occurred five months after the prior service repair was performed. The vehicle had not been repaired art the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 07/14/2010.

- Louisa, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 212009


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel pulled to the left and then to the right. The contact had to slow down and grip the wheel tight in order to gain control of the vehicle. The failure occurred intermittently but had become progressively worse over time. She also noticed that the door locks had malfunctioned. The wheel bearing was replaced but the doors locks were not repaired when the complaint was filed. The vehicle had not been inspected for the steering failure. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The current mileage was approximately 72,000.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

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