Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 195 problems related to lose power steering (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Malibu based on all problems reported for the Malibu.
Tl the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost power steering and the steering wheel locked up. There were no warning indicators illuminated before the failure. The vehicle was driven to ourisman Chevrolet of baltimore (6633 security blvd, woodlawn, MD 21207) and the contact was informed that she would have to pay to have it diagnosed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In 2014, the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v153000 (steering). The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact to file a complaint with NHTSA. The failure mileage was 105,181.
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While I was driving I lost power steering and was unable to steer safely.
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Lost power steering suddenly while driving. Although chevy recall the 2006-2007 Malibu for that issue, mine car is not on that list. Very sad.
There is a problem with the power steering in the car. It was recalled in 2015 because the power steering could stop working at any time. I took the car in in 2015 and was told it was fixed. Now recently the car loses its power steering when starting the car. The car has been stationary and I know enough not to drive it, but it has happened a few times now over the past two days, where the power steering is enabled. This is the same problem that was recalled in 2015 under safety recall number 14772. What is the next step to get this fixed again because this is a safety concern and a known issue that is now reoccurring and should be covered under this recall still.
While in park and the vehicle is stationary, the steering wheel is constantly shaking all by itself, upon driving the vehicle while in motion, it sporadically loses the power steering capabilities and feels like its losing control of the wheels.
I lost power steering while driving. My esc light came on at the same time as a warning about my power steering. This has happened intermittently since 1/19/18. It is very hard to control the car at this point, of course and is a safety issue. My car is also very well-maintained.
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My 2009 chevy Malibu has lost power steering three times in the last year and a half. I each time, I took it to the dealer to be "fixed", but even after they said it was fixed the first and second time, it happened again. The first and third time it happened, I was on a busy road traveling at 50 miles per hour and driving straight. The second time it happened, I was driving about 10 miles per hour, and going around a corner. I almost collided with a tree because I could not complete the turn. When the car loses power steering, I absolutely cannot turn the wheel. This has placed me in very dangerous situations. The car is under 150,000 miles, so it qualifies for the special warranty, but it is approaching the limit, and the dealership indicated that if it happens after 150,000 miles, I will have to pay for the repair. I am concerned that I have had it "fixed" three times and it continues to happen. I have two small children, and it has lost power steering while they are in the car with me.
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Left store and care was driving fine, lost power steering and esc light came on. Was able to pull over. Cut car off and turned back on and issue was fixed. As soon I as pulled in my garage, I lost power steering again. It�s dangerous especially when you are driving down the road in traffic.
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My 2009 Malibu has an intermittent steering and traction control problem. I was turning into my driveway (under 10mph) and lost power steering and traction control, almost hit our snowmobile trailer the first time. The message center displayed both. There is a recall (recall number 14v153000) for other 2009 Malibu's for the electric power steering but not for the 4 cylinder model like mine. This is a common safety problem with gm and I done understand why some cars with the same safety problems and parts were excluded from the recall.
Lost power steering ability-turns off and on at certain times. Occurs while driving or is already on immediate to starting car. Very difficult to turn wheel. All other VIN's were fixed or replaced by gm for this exact same problem.
While the vehicle is in motion the radio screen would flash off and on followed by lose of power steering the car was parked and towed to a local dealership to be inspected.
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Vehicle looses steering at low speeds. Previously had a extended service campaign that they never had parts for. Expired now but a recall on other same make and model of the same year. This is a serious safety issue and needs reexamined. Called gm and they are not concerned about loss of steering. Was driving and had to make a turn at 5 mph lost power steering and signal chimed. Was unable to complete turn almost caused accident on city street.
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Takata recall. This recall has been closed, but the problem persists. Gm was said to have fixed the problem in may,2014. Vehicle has been taken in after the recall date, and told its closed. Problem still occurs, not fixed. Told by chevy that if there is more repairs to be done, it is not covered by recall and I will have to pay out of pocket. Same problem it had before but the bcm was never replaced. I was driving and lost all power steering. Warning came across stated power steering & service esc. Had to stop, shut off engine, start car, problem went away for 2 minutes and happened again. I had my daughter with me at the time. Scary.
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I was driving on the highway when esc light came on and completely lost power steering on the highway where there was snow and ice. Had to pull of to the side of the road almost getting into an accident.
I bought it used from a used car lot who failed to tell me many things about this car that was very crucial. And now there's a terrible grinding in the steering that has only gotten worse and now it does it all the time and locks up while in park. Lost power steering. . . Turned engine off and back on and regained power steering. There was an issue when I first bought the car in 2016 there was a knocking when turning. Also, there is a lot of noise coming from the driver front tire make it hard to drive because of concern of tire coming off. I just noticed that I can feel vibration under my feet in the front when I exceed 65mph on the hwy. I can feel every bump.
This is my second report. The vehicle loses power steering and the entire gauge cluster goes dark. Almost caused a wreck today. It happened twice today and once yesterday. This is getting out of hand. Needs to be recalled immediately. Thank you.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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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|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||
|Steering Failed problems||
|Electric Power Assist Steering System problems||