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Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu



Three problems related to steering tie rod assembly have been reported for the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu.

car   Steering Tie Rod Assembly problem 1
Failure Date: 06/11/2011

Mid-June, 2011:vehicle was making a roaring noise: the result was that the front wheel bearings were broken end of August 2011: difficulty turning the steering wheel accompanied by a loud grinding sound,the result was that the steering shaft and outer tie rod were broken and had to be replaced. September 2011: extreme difficulty applying brakes, on occasion would appear normal. Had 3 brake inspections done within a week and a half period. When brakes no longer would operate , tit was determined that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. 4.

car   Steering Tie Rod Assembly problem 2
Failure Date: 11/24/2008

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard rattling noises from the front end and the steering column. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired (repair details were not given). Shortly after, the vehicle was taken in for routine maintenance and the contact was informed that the front passenger tie rod and steering knuckle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Upon receiving the vehicle back, the contact began to hear rattling noises from the front end and steering wheel intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the steering module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000 and the current mileage was approximately 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Steering Tie Rod Assembly problem 3
Failure Date: 10/01/2008

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact was driving at 25 mph when the vehicle exhibited a popping noise at the front end and the wheels wobbled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the intermediate steering shaft. The dealer replaced the steering shaft and the tires were replaced several times, but the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact to take the vehicle back to the dealer for further inspection. The dealer performed a second diagnostic that located the failure as the front lower ball joint, tie rods and the steering column having to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 34,000 and the current mileage was 76,600. Updated11/29/11 updated 12/02/11.