Steering Anti-theft Device problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

Three problems related to steering anti-theft device have been reported for the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Steering Anti-theft Device problem 1
Failure Date: 10/01/2004

While driving steering/ front wheels locked up. Consumer contacted his personal mechanic, and was told they had never seen anything similar. Contacted the dealer. However, the priblem recurred.

car   Steering Anti-theft Device problem 2
Failure Date: 01/03/2004

When driving my 1997 chevy Malibu, I turned left and the steering wheel locked. I almost crashed into a parked car due to the fact that I couldn't move the steering wheel at all. When I tried getting the steering wheel to move again, it wouldnt budge right but when trying left it would make a "hissing" sound, like air pressure being released. This happened at 10pm and I had passengers in the vehicle, this could have been catastrophic. This happened suddenly with no warning whatsoever. I am going back to the dealer ASAP.

car   Steering Anti-theft Device problem 3

Engine check light and anti theft system illuminated on instrument panel, indicating a malfunction. Cause unknown. Please give any further details.

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