Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 136 problems related to lose power steering (under the steering category).
While backing from driveway I lost power steering and the vehicles dic was showing power steering. I was unable to move steering wheel even using both hands . I pushed the onstar button for a diagnostic test but they were unable to determine why I lost power steering. After turning off vehicle the power steering reset and I was able to then drive the vehicle. Problem has become intermittent. Have also lost control of power steering while accelerating onto interstate I-24 from on ramp, steering wheel would not turn left then there was a clicking sound for about 10 -15 seconds then I was able to steer vehicle. Incident was reported to gm and was told that my VIN number did not come back as a recall. Was further advised by gm to file a report with the highway safety board.
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I had just left the expressway and was waiting to enter traffic. When it cleared I started up and lost power steering. This also happened two days before on 11-12-2014. The first incident was this last February. I called chrevrolet and they said that my VIN. Number did not show up on the recall for loss of electronic power steering but yet I see that 2008 to 2009 Malibus are under this recall. This information is clearly on your web site. I am aware that my vehicle could very well have had a faulty power steering unit installed. I feel that this is a hazard. The problem is the same as listed for the recall.
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So far, I have lost power steering 3 times while driving. This is the exact issue for which the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu has already been recalled. However, my 2009 was manufactured in a month not covered by the current recall. This is an extremely dangerous defect as it can result in an accident or loss of life.
My wife was slowing down to enter a rest stop in her 2005 chevy Malibu maxx when there was a ding and power steering was displayed on the driver information center. At the same time, she noticed she had lost power steering. She was able to stop the vehicle safely and turned it off. A few minutes later, she restarted the car. There was no longer the power steering display and the power steering had returned. A recall notice was issued on April 21 for electric power steering assist for this generation of Malibu (gm recall no. N140116; NHTSA recall no. 14v153) but we still haven't gotten a letter. When I called the Chevrolet customer assistance center, I was told parts are still not available. Apparently there are three other gm electric power steering recalls, with parts available for those three others but not our car. So far the problem hasn't returned, but once it happens the first time doubt gets planted. Especially because this is at least the second time there has been such a recall. We got a recall notice in late 2007 for the power steering system as well, and I'm pretty sure there was another one before this year's recall.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, there was a sudden lost of power steering. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to the side of road and regained the power steering. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer nor an independent mechanic and there was no diagnostic test performed. The contact received safety recall notification NHTSA campaign number 14v153000(steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufactured was notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000. Lb.
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Driving and car had severe electrical problem that caused the car to randomly stall while driving. We lost power steering and power brakes. The instrument panel starting going crazy displaying all lights, saying device esc and the doors locked and unlocked. The engine stalled and transmission started jolting around. The car would not turn back on after turning it off. Took the car to starling Chevrolet to get it fixed the following Monday since closed Sunday. Before taking to the dealer took the car to auto zone to check the battery. Autozone stating battery was great. Chevrolet didn't look at the car at all Monday, and Tuesday stated we need new battery. I advised of auto zone reading and was told autzone was wrong. Picked up the car Tuesday after having a brand new battery put in for $270. Today is the following Friday and the car did everything again while driving and will not start. Now I have to tow the car to chevy again.
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While checking out my daughters 2005 Malibu classic for complaints about intermittent airbag light I happened to slightly tug on her keychain while driving about 50 mph on the highway. The engine shut off. I lost power steering. I lost power brakes. I could not restart the car while it was moving. Luckily I was able to pull it over to the side of the road. It would not restart until I put the shift lever into park. I investigated this on the internet and found other gm vehicles being recalled but not this one. I called gm's recall line. They said to contact my dealer. I asked the dealer to make some keys with a center hole rather than a slot (at my expense) to prevent the ignition switch from rotating to engine off when a keychain is attached. They said they could not do it without gm authorization. I am concerned about my family members using this vehicle. Luckily no one was hurt.
I bought this 2006 Malibu LS in December and started experiencing the power steering arbitrarily going out as we were driving down the road. It has occurred 5 times now. There is a recall for this model make and year car for this exact problem but the VIN is not in the database so the dealer will not work on it. I called the Chevrolet 1800 number and they confirmed it was a recall and it was based on part numbers and the dealer could look and see if the parts were covered but the dealer want touch it until the VIN is listed. The last incident was on the interstate and my daughter lost power steering and while trying to get the car to the side of the interstate was barely missed by an 18 wheeler which caused another car to get run off into the median when he swerved to miss my daughter.
Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, there was a lost of power steering and the steering wheel seized which caused a crashed. The vehicle went into ditch. The air bags deployed. The contact sustained an injury to the forehead. The contact was unable to recall if a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The contact did not receive a recall notification prior to the crash. However, the contact received a recall notice NHTSA campaign 14v400(electrical system). The approximate failure was 87,000. Lb.
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On several occasions my car has lost power steering nearly causing a wreck. This is a danger and needs to be fixed but I was told I would be mailed notice on April 28 . I am very concerned for the safety of my child as well as other people on the roadways. My car also randomly loses battery power. . I assume this is electrical.
Vehicle suddenly lost power steering, and "power steering" came up on the message center. I have read multiple on-line postings describing the same event that happened to me/this vehicle. It is a 4 cylinder with electric assist power steering. How is it that the 2007 model year escaped a recall from 2004-2006 and 2008-2009?.
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Again, I file a complaint. I lost my power steering, a message was displayed to inform me of the loss. Steering was very difficult to maintain at manual steering. . At this time no recalls were made. On 3/31 a recall was made for Chevrolet Malibu models from 2004 and 2005, and some from 2006, 208 and 2009. Mine is a 2007 and is having the same problems. My auto has been unsafe to drive because of this steering problem. Why isn;t my automobile on the recall list. You corrected the problem for 1 year and then went back to a cheaper way ??????? what was done different to the 2007 models, that they didn;t appear in the recall. I have asked for the phone number odf jeff boyer, gm's newly appointed vice president of global vehicle safety, no one will give me his number.
At first I lost power steering when traveling high speeds on the highway. Now the power steering fails with just short trips around town. This is a huge safety concern, especially for my wife. She does not have the strength to turn the wheel at slow speeds. I do not want to pay accident surcharges on top of the repair bill for this issue. This power steering issue is documented all over the web and affects many models that have the electronic power steering box. There is a problem with the electric power steering box related to the electronic stability control (esc) and the steering wheel position sensor. The steering wheel position sensor cannot be replaced at this time (or maybe never). The entire steering column must be replaced. This is at a very costly expense when a cheaper repair is an option. I researched a car owner who had to replace the steering column three times due to failure of the position sensor and there is no recourse for us consumers. Every 20,000 miles after warrantees were expired. I am 50 years old and have only owned american made cars, just about all gm products. If this issue does not get resolved in a professional way I will be going to the Ford product. I hope I will not be forced to the foreign cars for the reason I will not return to gm if they do not stand behind their products. I am optimistic at this point I can remain a happy gm consumer. I research I have found the Mini cooper had the same issue of power steering failure. They stood behind their product and offered a 13 year or 200,000 mile warranty on the power steering module. . Read more...
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I lost power steering when I was driving on a semi curve while raining lightly. The car kept going to the left and I could not steer. I pressed brakes and car spun. I almost hit a sign on the opposite direction. Thank god nothing happened to me nor my son. There were no other cars involved either. There was a truck coming on the opposite direction but he stopped. Otherwise, we would have collided. I got on the ditch. I was able to get back on road and drive to nearest gm/Chevrolet dealership. They kept the car for 2 days and found out that the power steering motor control module had to be replaced for $703 including labor. There was a recall in canada for the same part (transport canada recall # 2012331: manufacturer recall number 12221) but as of now I have not found the recall in USA. Why??.
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At first the warning light would come on then the car began to lose the power steering, then it finally went out completely. I had the car repaired, then my daughter and son in law found out the car had been recalled. I would just like to be reimbursed for the cost of the repair. I have called tom bannan Chevrolet in madison tennessee. Who does not return my call. Thank you.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle lost power steering and the tcs light illuminated. The contact also mentioned that the failure was experienced multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the torque sensor assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14v153000 (steering) but was informed that the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.
While driving, the check engine light randomly came on, and then about 30 seconds later I lost power steering. Power steering came back on its own about 40 minutes later, after letting the car sit.
I have an 06 Malibu that lost power steering for no reason I was able to drive home steering was extremely hard I have been reading the website about recalls and was wondering if my vehichle was under this recall.
Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated his VIN number was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v153000 (steering) however, was experiencing the failure described in the recall. The contact had experienced the failure on several occasions, while driving at various speeds, the contact would intermittently lose control of the power steering. Immediately following the failure "lost power steering" warning indicator would illuminate after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic test. The dealer stated they could not duplicate the failure. The contact both manufacturer and dealer were both made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000. Az.
I was driving on the highway and totally lost power steering. I pulled my car into a parking lot and let the car sit for a couple of hours. I was able to drive the car home where I lost power steering again while pulling into my driveway. I was able to drive my car to the repair shop a couple of days later where I had to have the entire steering system replaced.
I have a 2007 Malibu which I drive back and forth to work everyday on the highway. On wed. 2/26/14 I felt a pulsing vibration while driving on the highway. A short while later I lost the power steering completely which needless to say was very dangerous trying to get to the side of the highway in heavy traffic with no power steering. I had to have my car towed to my local mechanic who told me that the problem was in the electronic power steering system. The parts were ordered at a cost of $856. 54 and the total cost with labor was $1272. 07. I have since been on-line and read page after page of problems with the electronic power steering for this year Malibu. I, as well as many others are wondering why this very dangerous problem has not been handled with a recall. Please advise.
When starting the vehicle, I receive the 'power steering' message on the dic (dashboard information center) on the radio display, and there is no power steering on the vehicle. When I turn the car off for about 15 seconds and then restart it, the power steering functionality is restored. This scenario has been intermittent for about a week. Also lost power steering while driving (however all other equipment was fine - electrical, engine running), at about 20 mph with same display on dic. Was able to turn car off for same 15 seconds and restart vehicle and power steering was restored. Seeing multiple similar complaints online for same year vehicle with no recall on this model year.
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving, at no particular speed, while making a right turn the vehicle lost power steering. When the failure occurred warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel and the steering wheel was hard to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the steering column and the module. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 77,279.
So gm recalls the steering on 2004-06, 08, 09. . . . I have an 2010 that has the same issue that is happening with the steering. I fortunately knew what to do when I lost my power steering doing 70+ mph on I-39. I ended up paying over $500 to have my steering fixed and that is just for one of the sensors. . . What about a recall on all the cars that have this system?????.
I was backing out of my driveway and the power steering light came on and I lost power steering. I shut the car off and it reset and the power steering came back on. This has happened numerous times since where the power steering goes out by it self with no warning. Seems like it happens more at slower speeds, but what happens when I do not expect it and I need the power steering. My young daughter drives it sometimes also.
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|Power Steering Light On problems||
|Lose Power Steering problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Electric Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||
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