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#4589 of 4972 Re: Catastrophic failure of both front suspension springs - Chevy Malibu 99 [ctlmb]
Aug 18, 2005 (8:33 am)
Being an unhappy 1998 Malibu LS owner I was interested about your broken spring story. I had the right front spring replaced 6/18/ 04 (42,000 mi), the left front replaced 5/31/05 (47,000 mi) and now have the car in the garage to have the broken left rear spring replaced (49,000 mi). This condition is apparently frequent enough for some parts suppliers to sell packages of 4 springs for Malibus. Having lost brakes due to an abraded brake line at 18,000 mi, an intake manifold gasket replaced at $450.00 at 37,000 mi and now with the 3rd broken spring I am ready to move on and forget Chevrolet. This car was purchased new and has had no hard use.
#4590 of 4972 Re: DVD Player In 04 Malibu LT Sedan? [jenny82]
Aug 18, 2005 (10:41 am)
I haven't used this site, but you might give it a try. www.1motormart.com
For my experience with my '98 malibu check message # 4586. However the '04 is a completely new car. Good luck with it.
#4591 of 4972 Re: resurrected 97 Malibu [malibu1997]
Aug 25, 2005 (8:12 pm)
Hello, I own a 97 Malibu,I saw where you had posted a recall that my dealership has never notified me of....the pinion bearing issue, could you please tell me a little more about that?
Sep 17, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Anyone seen a 2006 SS yet?
#4593 of 4972 Re: Catastrophic failure of both front suspension springs - Chevy Malibu 99
Sep 22, 2005 (7:53 am)
Car was actually a new car purchase. In-laws are on a pension and don't have much money. How many cars have you owned where the two front suspension springs had to be replaced after 100,000 miles? GM can keep producing their crappy cars, but people aren't buying them unless they get the employee discount. Good luck Rick Wagoner! My in-law's next car will be a Toyota. We don't expect anything from GM. We just want to warn others of their junk.
#4594 of 4972 Re: Catastrophic failure of both front suspension springs - Chevy Malibu 99
Sep 22, 2005 (4:18 pm)
No your on a mission all right. I don't care what anybody says - 100,000 miles is a lot of travel, and I don't see how any car maker can be responsible for that long. You went through a lot of time and trouble to set up a web site. If anything, you want revenge.
#4595 of 4972 Front spring failure
Sep 22, 2005 (7:11 pm)
I agree with the above post, that stated that 100K miles is a lot of traveling. I also agree that GM should not be held responsible for this problem. The car has 100K miles on it, stuff happens when a car gets that old. I hope nobody was hurt when the failure happened, but did your inlaws ever have the front struts looked at? Typically they last around 50 to 75K. Bottom line from me is GM still has a little ways to go, they are getting better though, but to put the blame solely on the build quality of a car that has 100K miles is being unfair.
#4596 of 4972 Re: Catastrophic failure of both front suspension springs - Chevy Malibu 99 [ctlmb]
Sep 23, 2005 (5:27 am)
I totally agree...You are on a mission. After 100,000 miles and now you are "On a Mission". Totally ridiculous!!!!!!
#4597 of 4972 Re: resurrected 97 Malibu [aliciadee]
Sep 23, 2005 (6:19 am)
Recall 03062-regarding the separation of the lower pinion bearing on the steering gear. It can cause a loss of power steering during left turns.
SOME 1997-1998 Malibus are involved in this recall.
Post the last 8 digits of your VIN (should start VY or V6) and I'll see if your car is involved.
GM sends notices out, if they have your address. It's not the most accurate system, but it's probably the best they can do.
#4598 of 4972 Re: Catastrophic failure of both front suspension springs - Chevy Malibu 99
Sep 24, 2005 (9:39 am)
On another note, I have an '01 Mazda 626 that needed a new radiator at 50,000 miles. The old one (made of plastic) was clogged up even though the owners manual said the coolant was good for a 100,000 miles. It was a relatively expensive repair. However, I really didn't think that I had any recourse from the manufacturer after 3 and one-half years and 50K miles!