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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,162 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu steering problems

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 182015


  • 34,000 miles


Driving car on the expressway hit a puddle ABS light along with check stabil trak and check break assist system come on, few minutes down the road attempt to break and turn wheel neither work, hit guard rail L, after hitting guard rail another warning light saying service power steering, drive with care appears, took to dealer filed claim with GM to fix body damage for manufactures defect. GM did nothing, blamed issue on whee bearing.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #11

Dec 082015


  • 10,000 miles
Steering gets stuck in the center position while driving on straightaways and requires force to correct it which causes over steering the vehicle. The car only has 10,000 miles on it and didn't do it when new. It is very uncomfortable driving this car as you are constantly correcting the steering.

- Oneida, PA, USA

problem #10

Nov 022015


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 20 mph, the steering wheel turned left and right before seizing. The contact also stated that the power steering failed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 49,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Mar 072015


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the steering wheel seized and the power steering and traction control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road with caution. The engine was turned off and after restarting it, the vehicle resumed normally. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Lansing , MI, USA

problem #8

Dec 062014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
I received a notice from GM on 12/05/2014 stating: "the letter is intended to make you aware that some 2014 model year Chevrolet Malibu vehicles may have increased friction in the steering system. This could cause the steering wheel to stick in the straight-ahead position after driving long distances on a straight highway. The steering wheel can be turned but it may require increased effort. Do not take your vehicle to your Chevrolet dealer as a result of this letter unless you believe that your vehicle has the condition as described above." I am filing this safety complaint to have the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu recalled. This is an accident waiting to happen. Although I am not experiencing any problems with my steering, that doesn't mean it want happen in the near future. Which is why Chevrolet has given a "10 year or 150,000 free service on this part". as a concerned owner/consumer, I don't believe Chevrolet is acting responsibly in handling this possible safety tragedy. Please intervene and have this model car recalled. Thanks for your prompt consideration.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 082014


  • 16,350 miles
The contract owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to be duplicated the failure and no repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 16,350.

- Alvarado, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 202014


  • 17,400 miles


The steering jerks to the left and when correcting it back the steering hits a sticky spot. There is no vibrating or advance warning, it is just a quick pull and then a sticky spot.

- Quicksburg, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 012014


  • 20,000 miles
While driving at 65 mph on a two lane interstate the vehicle steering does not track straight in the lane to a small degree so when correcting to stay straight would feel a sticking point and you would have to overcome it causing the vehicle to veer. In my instance almost causing me to turn into a semi truck. The temperature was around 35 degrees with dry straight road.

- Carterville, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 152014


  • miles
I pulled to a stop at a stop sign. The car went into auto stop. As I try to navigate right the steering lock up on me. This made the car start climbing the side of the road. I tried to step on the brakes and the car accelerated and hit the wall.

- Lenoir City, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 062014


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while turning right, the traction control engaged independently causing the steering wheel to malfunction. The contact mentioned that the failure did not occur when turning left. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 500.

- Cornettsville , KY, USA

problem #2

Jun 232014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
Purchased this car on April 22, 2014. At 738 miles the vehicle was taken in for brake issues. Was told that I had to wait at least till the car had 1700 miles on it so the new parts would settle. I read in a news paper article that this vehicle had a open recall on it. I then returned to the service department on May 16 2014. I told the service manager about the recall. He stated that there was nothing in there system concerning this matter. Make a long story short there was a valid recall on this car. I have taken this car back 4 other times for this brake issue. Service department states there is nothing wrong. I still have the intermittent brake issue in which one mechanic agreed that he felt the long pedal on the brakes.. GM states that the car is performing as should. Someone needs to contact the new global safety chief([xxx] ). this sounds like ignition switch drama all over again. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Daisytown, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 212013

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 2,700 miles
While driving at highway speeds (65-70 mph) on straight and level highway, steering would develop a "sticky, or dead spot" on center. When attempting to make a slight correction, it required increased effort to overcome the "sticky" spot; I could feel the increased resistance, and then suddenly the steering wheel would move. It took effort to keep the car from jerking. Initially this would occur only when temperatures were below approximately 50 degrees (we were on christmas break in Utah). However, upon returning to Texas and warmer weather, the condition has persisted, albeit intermittently. I took it to the dealer on 15 Jan; however they were "unable to duplicate". this afternoon I observed the same "stickiness" while waiting at a stoplight. I have attempted to work through Chevrolet customer service representatives on-line, but have not been able to get anyone to acknowledge that a ""problem" exists.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

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