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Suspension Noise Problems of Chevrolet Malibu



Chevrolet Malibu owners have reported 12 problems related to suspension noise (under the suspension category).

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 1
Failure Date: 01/10/2014

Front suspension started to make a lot of noise. Front pro-steer sway bar & f stabilizer was identified causing the problem. Also defaulted part is the control arm w/ball joint.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 2
Failure Date: 03/22/2012

Upon accelerating from a parking lot to the road I heard a loud bang from the rear of the car. I stopped to do a visual inspection as it sounded like it came from the rear suspension. I continued a mile down the road while slowing for a stop sign I heard another noise from the same area and heard a metal object bounce under the car and down the road. I recovered a piece of a broken spring that had come from my right rear suspension. I went directly to the chevy dealer and they confirmed the failure.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3
Failure Date: 03/05/2012

I am currently experiencing loss of steering and suspension performance with my vehicle including significant loss of tire tread for my vehicle. The vehicle bounces and makes screeching sounds while steering a curve on the road. The vehicle was inspected in early March and no mechanical problem was observed or detected. A 4 wheel alignment was also done at a Chevrolet dealer a few months back and no problems were found or detected then. I have reason to believe that something is wrong with the mechanical operation of either the steering or suspension component of the vehicle. Kindly investigate and look into this problem. Thank you.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4
Failure Date: 02/06/2012

I have been repetitively turned away by various gm dealerships to address serious issues with my vehicle & potential recalls. My issues include - steering malfunctions making the vehicle difficult to control, faulty fuel pump sending unit causing check engine light to illuminate & vehicle to stall, uncontrollable vibrations when breaking at high speeds nearly causing me to wreck, popping sounds in the suspension system, and finally unexplained electrical malfunctions such as radio switching channels on its own, failure of keyless entry system, failure of remote entry system, buzzing of lights when dimming, and flickering of headlights. I have been told by dealerships that because my vehicle is a "fleet car" that it does not qualify for any recalls. Problems began while under warranty. Steering wiring harness was replaced while under warranty. At around 65,000 miles, systems began to fail despite my regular care of the vehicle which I have documented. After warranty expired, I was routinely turned down for recall inspections. A recent emissions inspection caused concern by the mechanic over the steering of the vehicle and I was encouraged to address these problems again. I cannot afford a new car.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 5
Failure Date: 12/10/2009

Purchased this vehicle brand new from dealer in June of 2009. 1st time I heard clunking noise from front suspension only when the temps drop below 50 degrees. Once car warmed up, the noise would go away. Sounded like a broken stabilizer link. Returned car to dealer and had to leave overnight so they can hear the noise, only problem was that the dealer could hear the noise when cold, but sound noise would be gone by the time they got the car on the lift. Once the sound was gone they had no clue as to where the noise started from. Returned to the dealer roughly 7 times over 3 year period, now the warranty is over. Dealer did replace links, struts, steering rack, steering intermediate shaft and a slew of other parts which I have documented. Now I have the car for 5 years and yes the noise is still there each winter morning below 50 degrees. Once the warmer weather arrives, it never makes a sound. My understanding is that a lot of gm cars all have the same "clunking" sound in front suspension. Only thing I can think of is that the dealer parts are all defective and maybe an aftermarket part may be upgraded to help eliminate the noise. As for now, I just live with it as I feel no wobbly effects or unsafe condition.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Failure Date: 04/11/2006

: the contact stated there is a noise in the front end while turning at low speeds. The dealership determined this is the issue addressed in the technical service bulletin, manufacturer #1716682 regarding the suspension. The bulletin stated the repair is being designed and should be available in the first quarter of 2006.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 7
Failure Date: 09/09/2005

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 40 mph, there was a pulling sensation and noise underneath the vehicle. There was also excessive vibration. There was no warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on three separate occasions, but the failures were not resolved. The contact stated that there has been a suspension malfunction with the vehicle since it was purchased. The failure mileage was 12,000 and current mileage was 12,330.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu 8
Failure Date: 03/11/2005

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. While driving at low speeds, the vehicle makes a knocking noise in the front passenger side of the vehicle. The front suspension was replaced four times and the rack was replaced once. The vehicle has been taken to the shop fourteen times. The steering shaft has been packed with grease, which serves as a temporary repair. The dealer stated that the steering shaft will need to be greased approximately every three months. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 25,000 and failure mileage was 15,000.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu 9
Failure Date: 04/11/2004

While driving consumer heard noises coming from the front of the vehicle. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealership for inspection, and mechanic determined that suspension malfunctioned.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 10
Failure Date: 02/01/2002

Front and rear suspension make loud squeaky noises. The noise is consistant while driving over rough and bumpy roads. Dealer confirms that suspension is bad. Dealer was notified.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 11
Failure Date: 06/29/1998

Repairs to vehicle started 6-29-98 and continue to present. Dealership service dept. Can repair rear suspension per gm tech. Notes but problem noise in rear suspension reoccurs within 50-300 miles. Gm has stated that they will repair vehcile under original warranty agreement, but after 10 repairs I feel this is a defect in the vehicle and not just the parts.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 12

Possibly due to poor suspension vehicle makes noise while driving over rough roads. Yh.