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Lose Power Steering Problems of Chevrolet Malibu - part 1

Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 175 problems related to lose power steering (under the steering category).

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 1
Failure Date: 05/03/2017

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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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu 2
Failure Date: 04/20/2017

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.

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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

"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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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4
Failure Date: 02/27/2017

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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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 5
Failure Date: 02/14/2017

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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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Failure Date: 01/08/2017

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 7
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 8
Failure Date: 01/03/2017

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 9
Failure Date: 12/09/2016

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 10
Failure Date: 12/05/2016

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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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 11
Failure Date: 11/22/2016

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 12
Failure Date: 10/30/2016

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!.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 13
Failure Date: 09/24/2016

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 14
Failure Date: 06/02/2016

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.

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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 15
Failure Date: 04/19/2016

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 16
Failure Date: 04/19/2016

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.

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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 17
Failure Date: 03/21/2016

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 18
Failure Date: 02/27/2016

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 19
Failure Date: 02/08/2016

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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car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 20
Failure Date: 01/13/2016

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.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 21
Failure Date: 01/10/2016

Driving this car loses its power steering. Gm states my car is not included in recall even though they installed a defective sensor.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 22
Failure Date: 12/23/2015

I intermittently lose power steering on the vehicle while driving. The information display flashes that the power steering and traction control are disabled. This occurs both when stationary and while moving. I received a letter from Chevrolet in regards to this problem and was advised by the letter to take it in to the dealer if this problem existed. When I took it in to have the repair done, I was told that it was not doing it at that time and that there was nothing they could do. I called Chevrolet customer assistance center and was told the same thing. I was told that basically I had to wait until it failed again and hope that it did not cause an accident by the customer service representative before they could do anything about it.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 23
Failure Date: 09/21/2015

I received a letter from general motors dated September 2015 which identified that there is a potential steering problem with my car which may occur suddenly without prior warning. The car may lose power steering assist and be hard to steer according to the letter. The letter offers an extended warranty. I have checked for recalls related to gm vehicles. There is a recall identified for the problems identified in the letter which are identical to those described in the letter. The recall reference details are identified below NHTSA campaign id number: 15v064000 NHTSA action number: ea11014 my question is why isn't this car being recalled to fix this problem? the letter states that if I believe I have this problem I "may want" to contact my Chevrolet dealer. If I incur this problem I can foresee a potential for an accident that could result in property damage, bodily injury or perhaps death. I don't want to wait until that happens. I can provide a scanned . Pdf file of the letter; unfortunately I don't see a way to do that on this form.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 24
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Power steering loses power steering control intermittently. Took it to chevy dealer and they told me the steering module is defective. Car is only 6 years old with only 38k miles on it. Loss of power steering control can happen when car is either stationary or in motion.

car image   Lose Power Steering problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 25
Failure Date: 05/03/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated while driving 67 mph the steering wheel seized and then lost power steering assist. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer determine that the contacts VIN was not associated to NHTSA campaign number: 15v064000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000. Az.