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Chevrolet Malibu, Sedan
Jul 11, 2006 (12:31 pm)
I have a 2003 malibu and I love it. I wish it had more speed but other then that I have had no major issues with it. I have found that it sucks gas though. In the florida weather you have to have air on all the time. I owned a chevy cavalier before this and I had all sorts of problems with it so I am so happy that this car is great. I may even upgrade to the 2006 model which is nice too!!
#155 of 179 Re: Owner with mixed reviews [islandchild]
Jul 19, 2006 (3:58 pm)
I too have a Malibu Maxx who's steering column has been replaced. I am feeling a vibration now, the dealer says its the breaks.I say its in the steering column. When I wreck, you were all my witnesses... its the steering, stupid!
#156 of 179 Hi Guys, steering fix?
Jul 23, 2006 (5:50 pm)
we bought a 2005 Maxx LT in April 05. Lots of miles in 15 months (35,000) and has been GREAT. Until steering went out. Been in the shop a week, and they "cant get it to work". I believe they have installed a new steering column. Got it back after 1 day, then right back in later that day, still there. I have been horrified to read so many accounts of the same problem, and I have even read all the NHTSA reports. I am seriously thinking of getting out of the car and into an Equinox, although I love so many of the features on the Maxx, and the way it drives and fuel economy.
Does anyone know if there is a legit new fix? If not, I can't see going through this again. I think the dealer will actually be very fair on a trade, and we did get over 1 great year of service from the car, but I am spooked.
#157 of 179 Re: Hi Guys, steering fix? [loud00]
Jul 24, 2006 (7:44 am)
the installation must include a recalibration of the steering column itself.....when you say they cant get it to work...what are you referring too.....most on here have had no problems after the column was replaced...
I have an 04 Maxx LT....and have had no problems at all with mine....just turned 72K on it....
#158 of 179 Re: Hi Guys, steering fix? [pao]
Jul 24, 2006 (8:30 am)
Thanks for the reply!
After they installed it, I was told last Friday that they were getting some sort of "cannot communicate" message.
I have read of multiple cases of people having 2, 3 and 4 columns replaced and still having problems. There have also been (at least) two lemon law awards for Malibu's with this problem, including a case in Oklahoma, I believe, where the state statute was strengthened as a result of a case involving this car/problem. This is why I am not optimistic.
#159 of 179 Re: Owner with mixed reviews [mmichellew]
Jul 24, 2006 (1:15 pm)
Have the rotors turned or replaced and see if it goes away. My rotors had to be turned at around 7K miles and the probelm has not returned... If it is the brakes, you should only feel it while braking. Could be a lump or slipped belt in a tire as well... tire rotation would change the feel of the problem in that case... replace bad tire to fix that issue. Bent rim? I guess a high speed balance would show a tire or wheel issue, and might correct a minor problem.
#160 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Jul 25, 2006 (5:20 am)
Good morning everyone, my name is Jason. I bought a used 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 2 years ago, as a car to get me to school... and other things too. I bought my car when I lived in the States at 32900 mi and my odometer flipped to 101000 mi yesterday. Did I mention I love to drive? Anyways, I have enjoyed my car, it has never let me down (knock on wood; it is getting old now). I am a new member here, because I wanted a place to come to learn about the inevitable repairs and any other advice.
#161 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [canam81]
Aug 11, 2006 (1:53 pm)
Welcome to the forum. I hope I get to 101K with as few issues from my black 2005 Maxx LS (BLKMAXX)... only 84.5K to go...
#162 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [cwesleyg]
Aug 15, 2006 (5:27 am)
04 Maxx LT here..and just flipped 75K yesterday...still going strong....hoping to get at least 125K and more
#163 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [pao]
Aug 15, 2006 (1:16 pm)
...enough trips to SC already!! I just turned over 29k