Frame And Members Problems of Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 8 problems linked to frame and members (under the structure category).
#1 - Frame And Members problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
Consumer has a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn when the power steering failed. The driver lost control of vehicle and veered to the side of the road. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised her that the right side k-frame was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 77,000. This frame and members problem happened on Jul. 15, 2011.
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#2 - Frame And Members problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer states that the vehicle would shake & vibrate while driving. Dealer notified and inspected the vehicle and determined the frame was crack. Feel free to provide any further information. It was August 15, 2002 when this frame and members issue happened.
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#3 - Frame And Members problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu
The car involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. Heard noise in front end when turning. Was told the engine cradle was almost rusted on r side and 2 stabilizer links were no longer connected. 2002 chevy Malibu - inquired about warranty from dealer and dealer claimed these items are not covered by warranty. This frame and members issue occurred Mon., Jul. 28, 2008.
#4 - Frame And Members problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
The VIN of the car is 1G1NE52J9Y_. The vehicle is a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that she was at a traffic light turning left and noticed something wrong with the steering as if something had slipped out of place. The following day she called a local mechanic who stated that the subframe had corroded and was covered with rust on the steering gear (rack and pinion). He told the contact that the vehicle was unsafe to drive and the repair cost would be over $1,000. General motors was contacted and report number 71-858074874 was filed. The failure and current mileages were approximately 123,000. This frame and members problem happened on Aug. 10, 2010.
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#5 - Frame And Members problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. While making final turn when arriving from a 30 mile commute a noise was heard when turning the steering wheel. I removed the tire on my lunch brake to realize the rack an pinion assembly was floating/hanging there. A closer look revealed the actual mounting bracket and part of the frame cross member were rusted and gone! with numerous issues to fix and 2 engine replacements later, this Malibu is being scrapped. Other rust areas caused or casuing problems are around the gas fill opening, suspension coil, and rotors fused to hub. It was Jan. 19, 2011 when this frame and members issue happened.
#6 - Frame And Members problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu
The car was a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu. The VIN of the problem Malibu is 1G1ND52J0X_. Sub frame under motor rotted/rusted to the point that the steering rack separated from frame casing steering problems. It was Friday, Jun. 26, 2009 when this frame and members issue occurred.
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#7 - Frame And Members problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
The car was a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Malibu is 1G1NE52M2W_. Inboard frame support for ball joints: welds to frame failed to support bracket. This frame and members problem happened on 07/16/1998.
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#8 - Frame And Members problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
The vehicle is a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. The dashboard popped up when leaving the parking lot of the dealer after purchasing the car. The dealer has repaired the vehicle three times, mechanic states it is under the dash that is warped. An extensive overhaul of the vehicle is needed. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem. This frame and members problem happened on Jun. 1, 1998.
Other Structure related problems of Chevrolet Malibu:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Frame And Members problems||8|
|Trunk Lid problems||5|
|Underbody Shield problems||1|
|Frame Rust problems||1|
|Hood Hinge problems||1|