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#216 of 249 2008 Chevy Malibu Power Steering
Jan 13, 2012 (5:58 pm)
I have 65,000 miles on this car. I was turning today in a parking lot and thought I heard something pop but obviously everything seemed to be okay except my power steering went out and it showed it on the computer on my dashboard. Obviously I didn't know this car had electronic power steering so I raised the hood looking for where you would put power steering fluid and obviously I didn't see it. So I pulled out my manual and it said the 4 cyl Malibu's have electronic power steering. If you have a problem with it to take it in. This is the first time this has happened to me so I closed the hood, turned off the engine and waited. I started the car back up within five minutes and everything was back to normal. Is there a recall on this power steering that I missed or something? It seems as though reading other posts that this car has been having this problem for quite a while. Any suggestions?
#217 of 249 Re: 2004 malibu power steering [pao]
Jan 14, 2012 (6:35 am)
GM issued a recall for the '05 malibu maxx for a steering related issue. it probably applies to the '04 also.
#218 of 249 Re: 2004 malibu power steering [pao]
Jan 14, 2012 (7:59 am)
Dorman sells the replacement torque sensor if anyone has to courage to change one, before that full column replacement only.
#219 of 249 Re: 2004 malibu power steering [pao]
Jan 14, 2012 (9:33 am)
I had the steering column replaced in sept 2009 ($700 which Chevy refused to reimburse any of). So far (Jan 2012), no further problems.
#220 of 249 Re: 2008 Chevy Malibu Power Steering [gigi169]
Aug 04, 2012 (5:28 pm)
We got a letter from Chevy dated June 2012 and it was for the Power steering issue that you are having. if you need a copy I will send you a copy via email. so far we have had no problems, we have had ours 5 years and have a little over 80K miles and just changed the front brakes for the first time so I was happy about that. But of course as soon as I said that we have had really good luck with the car and I didnt knock on woodwe are just now starting to have issues with the tire pressure sensors and the turn signal switch is busted and I dont see any recall info on it. Cant wait to pay it off! I really like Chevy's But this stinks!
#222 of 249 Power Steering 2004 Chevy Malibu
Nov 28, 2012 (2:47 pm)
I am having the same problem. I have a 2004 Malibu My power steering just stops working. This has happened several times. I have almost had several accidents because of this. I found 176 people on one website that is also having this problem. Chevy has not recalled the 2004 for it. However that did recall the 2005 for the same problem. That only because someone died in the car due to the power steering problem. Wow now I feel safe. I am a single mom I cant pay $600.00 for a maybe fix. They cant promise after replacing the steering column it will even fix the problem. I cant buy a new car. They need to take responsibility for there mess up. Guess I have to wait till someone dies in the 2004 before they fix it and who knows I might be the one that does.
#223 of 249 Re: Power Steering 2004 Chevy Malibu [elainep1966]
Nov 29, 2012 (6:49 am)
Good morning elainep1966,
We're sorry to hear that you're feeling unsafe in your Malibu as a result of this power steering concern you're having. If we can check into this further with you, please contact us at socialmediagm.com with more information (including your name and contact information, a brief recap of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#224 of 249 Re: 2008 Chevy Malibu Power Steering [christye]
Dec 03, 2012 (4:26 pm)
Is there anyway you can send me the copy of the letter. I came across the same problem and i dont recall receiving a letter. Im planning to take it to the shop tomorrow i feel very unsafe.
#225 of 249 Re: Power Steering 2004 Chevy Malibu [gmcustsvc]
Feb 19, 2013 (7:49 pm)
I have a 2007 chevy malibu and i just had the same problem that i have been reading about. The steering wheel moves back and forth while sitting still. I went to drive away from my house the other morning and i could not steer the car and the message on the dash said power steering. i parked it and turned the car off and restarted it and it seemed ok. i was afraid to drive it so i had it towed to the dealer and they told me it would cost me $1400 to repair it. This problem clearly falls under the recall issue of the malibu. someone please help, i cannot afford to pay $1400 to fix this. GM should cover this with the recall.