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Latest update fromFeb 27th.After taking the Malibu into the dealership and having it diagnosted with a defective steering motor they informed me that because of the safety bulletin I showed them dated 2005 they would split the cost and replace the motor for 202.40.I told the service manager not to fix the problem untill I investaged further including calling GM and seeing what they said.After several discussions with customer service over the phone a dertermanation will be made Monday as to the cost.Im not paying for a defective steering issue that indangered my wife who will not drive this make car again.NOW do I keep it ?sell it to some unsuspecting person or trade it in .Wow,what to do?I really like the car but it is dangerous and could kill an unsispecting driver who isnt aware that at any time the steering could malfunction and be very had to steer.Added NOTE.When I talked to the sale manager and the salesman who sold me the car they did not have a clue that there was a serious issue with the steering on theMalibu or the other makes of vehicles that use the same steering systme.WOW again and now they know and shame on them if they sell these vehicles knowing theres a problem.If GM is not going to fix this serious defect with a full recall then they should a least send out a saftey bulletin to at least give the loyal customers a fighting chance for there safety.

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  • cfrantzwiley Mar 23, 2009

    Just began a couple of weeks ago, first it was scary, it happened driving through a Jack-In-The-box to get a bit to eat, now this last week, on a trip to Vegas, our Malibu lost power steering every single time we turn the wheel to the right! we cut our trip short to head back home, I read and reread the owner manual, but there is nothing telling us what to do except take the car to the dealship. Seems to me after all the sites I have read on the Web regrding the 2006 Chevy Malibu Hatchback SS....this is a problem that GM truly needs to address before someone gets seriously injured!!!

  • Keith Lett May 11, 2010

    What was the problem with the motor?

    The only problems they have normaly is when you turn they will make a clunking noise and you can feel it in the wheel. There is no grease in this system it is just metal on metal. the intermediate shaft also gets loose and makes noise. I have never seen a steering outage problem. What is the problem with yours?



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My Name is Courtney and I had my car a week and the power steering went out, I don’t have the money to fix it, I need your help with getting this problem straight with Chevy. I’m tying to get a RECALL so people can get their money back, or get the car fixed for free. Please call Chevy customer hotline at 866-790-5700, ext 42864, this is who I talked to. And email me at, this is not right, we need to do something about it. Or call customer assistance, 18002221020, let me know what happens

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