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#228 of 249 Re: Power Steering 2004 Chevy Malibu [ticadoo]
Mar 04, 2013 (12:59 pm)
I'm having similar issues with my Saturn Aura (Chevy Malibu LTZ)
I got this car last year with 29K miles on it. Itís now got 30K.
Itís begun making crazy creaky noises when I turn right (either parked of moving)
I took it to the dealership who replaced a strut and charged me for it, then I took it back and they replaced the intermediate steering shaft and charged my warranty.
Iím not sure how they thought it was fixed, it always makes noise when turning. They seem to truly have no clue what to do. The third time I took it in, they kept it and the next day called me with ďGood news! You donít have a problem at all, GM says this is common for these cars! And we donít have to fix anything!Ē
Obviously, I'm outraged. Iíve escalated to GM corporate and am getting ready to go to the BBB and WA State Attorney General.
The dealership and GM says this is common in the Saturn Aura and late model Chevy Malibu sedans and has no need to be fixed. Would you buy a car that sounds like this?
#229 of 249 Re: 2008 Chevy Malibu Power Steering [christye]
Mar 04, 2013 (9:04 pm)
yes please send me a copy i have a 2008 chevy malibu and the power steering is messing up bad twitching from right to lrft and goes out completly thank you..
#230 of 249 Re: 2008 Chevy Malibu Power Steering [highside88]
Mar 05, 2013 (6:54 am)
Let us know if you would like for us to check into anything further for you (warranty/recall questions, working with a dealership, etc). We can be reached at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 digits of your VIN with your inquiry).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#231 of 249 Re: Power Steering 2004 Chevy Malibu [fastrobplus]
Mar 30, 2013 (8:39 am)
I am having the same problem with my 2006 chevy malibu the power steering completly failed when i was doing a uturn i had previously went to a chvey dealership complaining about the power steering and they told me nothing is wrong. Now they say i have to come out of pocket almost $900.00 for a known issue because the special coverage does not apply to my issue. I am beyond mad! This is a known issue and these cars should have been recalled im not going to pay for something that should of been fixed, and if I have to I will be getting an attorney to sue GM this is riduculous.
#232 of 249 Power steering round 2
Apr 25, 2013 (3:35 pm)
I have a Chevy Malibu 2007, it needs power steering fixed again. It was fixed in 2009 cost over $1200. Now i have to get it fixed again.
It is not covered, I don't think i should have to pay for this a second time. It is plan as day after reading other posts that all Malibu's have steering problems.
This car is unsafe to drive, it has nothing to do with the way i drive it, If I die driving it to the dealer then will it be a recall?
I don't believe this is happening to me again and i will never buy another Gm car in my life. Shame on GM for not taking responsibility for this over whelming problem the Malibu's have with steering.
#233 of 249 Re: Power Steering 2004 Chevy Malibu [mahpo]
Apr 25, 2013 (3:35 pm)
I also have same problem except this is the second time for me. Nothing but trouble with steering, it is a safety issue and they should recall these LEMONS!!! All years not just 2005. Would like to hear more about your issue. Thanks
#234 of 249 Re: Power steering round 2 [anni41]
Apr 28, 2013 (2:58 pm)
I am sorry to hear about the issues you are having with your Malibu. I would like to look into this for you. Can you private message me your full name, address, phone number, Vehicle Identification number, and approximate mileage on your vehicle please? My email address is socialmediagm.com "attn Crystal" in the subject line. Look forward to hearing from you.
Crystal L-GM Customer Care
#235 of 249 2004 Malibu Maxx same steering issues in shop
Apr 29, 2013 (10:05 am)
I just took my 2004 malibu maxx into the dealer and they are currently replacing the steering rack and doing the TSB regarding the control module/grounding issue with the electric power steering. this cost is going to total over 1500.00. Has any recall been issued? This is bad to hear not just the 04's but he 04-07 models are all having these problems.
#236 of 249 Re: 2004 Malibu Maxx same steering issues in shop [anymouse1]
Apr 29, 2013 (10:18 am)
I've had mine replaced, but when the outside temp gets hot, it does it again. No recall that I've been able to find. THIS IS A DANGEROUS situation. I've barely escaped numerous accidents.
#237 of 249 Re: 2004 Malibu Maxx same steering issues in shop [ticadoo]
May 28, 2013 (9:21 am)
I brought my 2005 malibu maxx into the dealer today with a case no. from GM with the steering problems. It is suppose to be covered by the GM dealer is shying away from helping me and wanting $1,100 plus taxes for the fix. I am so upset as I don't have the $1100.00 right now and don't know what to do. GM said they will call me back before the end of their shift trying to get the dealership to do the work. They don't want to do it as it does not make them any money and the part they put in in 2008 is defective as I did less than 30,000 miles in five years and now I need another steering column and steering gears replaced a second time. I hate this car!!!! The GM dealer never wants to do the work.