Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 179 problems related to lose power steering (under the steering category).
Car is causing the battery to go bad. When the battery goes bad the whole car starts acting up; lose power steering, steering wheel locks up, dash lights flicker until turned off, in dash screen turns off before car dies. After I bought the car three months later my battery went bad (car started acting funny and gradually declined in quality over a week's time) I replaced the battery and now 2 years later the battery is bad again. This is a dangerous car to be in as the whole car dies while driving and the steering wheel locks up on the highway. This happens while driving. It has happened on the highway, interstate, parking lot and city street. Two different batteries should not go bad before there life time. I believe this has something to do with the car itself and also the car should not be designed for the steering wheel to lock up and remain solely on the normal battery.
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Power steering repeatedly goes out while driving. Blinkers only work sometimes. Cruise control does not engage. I lost power steering going down a busy highway.
See all problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu.
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel shook intermittently. In addition, the power steering warning sensor chimed and illuminated intermittently and the steering wheel tightened up. The contact never completely lost power steering ability. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted or made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000.
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While getting on the expressway the car cut off on the ramp while going 24mph. I was unable to turn on hazard lights, nothing at all would work. I could not immediately restart the car. I could not remove the key either. I had to wait approximately 3 mins for the car to light up and then I could restart the car. On the way home on the ramp on the expressway the car lost power steering and jerked to the left. The enigine did not stop this time. In this case fortunately there were no injuries.
Recently started to lose power steering assistance while driving. Took it to chevy dealer, they said there was a bulletin (not a recall) about a sensor that needed to be replaced. They told me I was within the parameters of the problem but the warranty of part expired. This makes no sense since it is a safety issue.
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While accelerating quickly to enter a highway or to pass a vehicle the car loses the power steering. Resulting in two near miss accidents. Once the vehicle swerved into the other lane almost hitting another car, second when the car swerved I almost struck a concrete barrier. Gm is aware and the car is listed in a recall. Gm states it was not directly built in a plant with the defective electrical power steering assist motor. This is unsafe.
See all problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu.
"takata recall" steering wheel moving on its on lost of power steering olin and out and traction warning on and off. Steering wheel pulsating and turning on its own while stationary.
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While driving the vehicle will lose power steering and a warning code will display on the dash "service esc" "service power steering". This happens while driving or while parked. Upon restarting the car the power steering will work for a brief time before failing again.
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I have a 2009 chevy Malibu 4 cyl with electric power steering. It is having the same issues as the rest of the recalled Malibu's but mine is not on the recall list. The power steering light flashed shuts off the traction control and loses power steering while going down the highway.
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When starting my car the esc light comes on and I lose power steering. If I shut the car off and jiggle the steering wheel and then turn the car back on it usually works fine until I shut the car off again. I took it to a mechanic who checked the error code and it came up "c0545". So now my whole steering column needs to be replaced. Why was my car not included in the recall if it's doing the same thing as the ones that were recalled???? I have roughly 133,000 miles on it.
Ecslight come on and then you lose power steering and get a error saying power steering if you turn car off and make on it again light goes off and the power steering comes back car was on highway this as happened multiple time in the last two sats.
While in park and engine running, steering wheel shimmies and shakes. While driving the steering wheel shimmies and slips. Gives a sense that steering control will be lost. On occasion the "eps" and "power steering" warnings come on and the car loses power steering making it very difficult to steer the car while driving.
On Dec 9 2016 I was driving on hwy 169 in mn and my 2010 Malibu displayed servise esc than flashed power sterring then esc off then I lost power steering and it has not regained even after all the restarts been couple weeks now still there searched the internet seems iam not the only one car has 180000 miles but serviced regulary so yes I think this should be a recall. Steering is pretty important when driving . Any info pertaining to to the Malibu steering.
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving various speeds, the vehicle inadvertently veered to the left or right and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle also lost all power steering ability. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that VIN was not included in a power steering recall. The failure mileage was 191,000.
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While driving approx 35 mph, lost power steering. Power steering warning message appeared, car very hard to maneuver. Turned engine off and back on, power steering returned. Power steering continues to shut off randomly at various speeds without warning. Approx 98,800 miles.
Pulling out of a parking space, all of a sudden my steering wheel does a quick jerk, my traction light luminates and then service esc comes up on the display and then power steering shows on the display and at that point iost power steering assist and at this point I could not turn the wheel at all, I had no control over the car at this point. I put the car in park, turned it off for several minutes and then turned it back on and power steering was back. This is unexceptable. . . What if I had been on the free way going 70 miles per hour and lost power steering. This very issue was a recall on the recalling certain model year 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu(s) and obviously it is still an issue with the 2012 model. I have had no issues with steering prior to ths day it happened 10/30/16 and no warring power steering assist was going to fail. Fix it once and for all gm. Do your customers have to be seriously injured or worse in order for you to get this right!!!! now we have to find the power steering unit and get it fixed because my car is literally a death trap. Also, the interior lights (dome) and headlights start flickering after 10 mins to 60 mins into my drive like there is an electrical issue. Also, the rear defrost stopped working and I can't see out the rear window, I have to drive with the windows down to try and hurry the process along and that is not fun when it is freezing out side!.
I intermittently lose power steering, now it is happening every time I drive the vehicle and it is not safe. The wheel begins to take over for its self, so to speak. The wheel will shake some times aggressively enough to be pulling me whichever way it pleases. It even does this at an idle,the VIN is pulling up no recall but the articles on this subject say it is included in the expansion of the recall. I just bought the vehicle sept 24, 2016.
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 40 mph, there was an abnormal vibration coming from the steering wheel. The power steering warning light illuminated and the vehicle lost power steering. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the eps motor control unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 15v153000 (steering); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 94,111.
When driving at low speeds and turning, the car makes clunking noises in the front end. Also, the power steering intermediately is lost when first staring the car. Randomly while driving the car will chime and the display will say power steering. I'm afraid I will lose power steering while driving at higher speeds. To correct this, the dealer will be replacing the intermediate steering shaft and the steering module.
I was driving about 70mph on the interstate with the radio and cruise control set and I hit the blinkered to change lanes and the radio and cruise control shut off and I lost power steering for a moment. This happened multiple times. I took it to the dealership and supposedly it was fixed. Two days later it did the same thing. Sometimes if you roll the window up or down it shuts the radio off. Sometimes when you are driving and click the brights on the radio ahuts off and thw entire dash goes black and I lose all power including the steering and the engine revs. Sometimes I will be driving at low speeds in town and if I slightly accelerate the radio shuts off. Once I was at a stop light and I had my turn signal on to make a left turn and when the light turned green I began to accelerate and the car lost all power and died in the middle of the intersection. Too many incidents to go into detail here. Has been at the dealership twice and they say there IA nothing wrong with it. I even called gm directly to report the issue and all they did was waive my diagnostic fee and say nothing is wrong and next time it does it to bring it back. I was on my way home from the dealership and it happened again so I guess I'll take it back again in the morning. Seems like gm isn't going to do anything about this until someone is seriously injured or killed. I have had this car less than 2 months. I keep reading complaint after complaint about the same issues I am having yet no recall and gm acts like this is the first time they are hearing about this kind of problem.
Power steering goes out and steering wheel jerks when this happens. First radio light all go off, then steering jerks and lose power steering and dash lights go off, then flash. This all lasts 5-10 seconds, then everything is normal. Had car to dealer to fix same problem 4 days prior to it happening again. This occurs usually while highway driving and when steering jerks and you lose power steering it is surprising and have almost hit several vehicles while going 55-65mph. Sometimes occurs while driving in town and turning, especially turning right. I have also contacted chevy and they tell me they are not aware of any of these problems with these cars. Also said they would contact my car dealer and call me back in 2 days. I have heard nothing back from them.
I purchased this vehicle in 2011. On four occasions the car has lost power steering. It happens while turning. I have to pull over, turn the engine off and back on again in order for the power steering to function. It has happened on a city street as well as while exiting the highway.
While I was driving I lost the power steering on the vehicle. It happened twice . Thank god there was no traffic other wise I could have had an accident.
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I lost power steering of my vehicle while I was turning on a major intersection. I almost got into a head on collision with a semi-truck. Faulty electric power steering assist.
Driving this car loses its power steering. Gm states my car is not included in recall even though they installed a defective sensor.
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|Power Steering Failed problems||
|Steering Column problems||
|Power Steering Light On problems||
|Lose Power Steering problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Electric Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Steering Failed problems||