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2005 Chevy Malibu Electronic Power Steering

I took my Chevy into the dealership last week because my warning light had came on for my power steering and the wheel is difficult to turn. I was told that the electronic sensor in my steering column needs to be replaced. Is there anywhere where i can buy this part? Or is this something i need to have done only at the dealership

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  • Carey Nov 26, 2008

    power steering light came on - wheel hard to turn -

  • 2buddy Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, my power steering light came on while driving and the power steering went out. It was very cold outside, 10 degrees, Could this have anything to do with it? How much can I expect to pay for this repair?

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Power Steering Failure on 2005 Malibu Max



    I had the same problem - PS failed several times without warning - message came on the display plus steering was extremely difficult.



    Techicians can interogate the trouble log - they will find the steering column must be replaced - there is a sensor or switch in the column that causes this malfunction. This is no doubt a product defect. Mine was replaced without charge.



    This failure can have serious safety implications and I believe there should be a general recall.



    Bruce

  • Misha W Jan 17, 2009

    i currently have the same problem. my boyfriend who thinks he knows it all says i need power steering fluid. i got some but cant even figure out where to put it!!!!

    cant go to the shop cuz its sat night. ima c if the dealership is open tomorrow but in the meantime, should i put power steering fluid in? and does anyone know WHERE to put it? im thinking it in one of the two holes at the top (looking under the hood). the one on the right is my best guess.... idk

  • e_perez4ever Feb 16, 2009

    I need to add power steering fluid but i can't figure out where

  • mkhicks Mar 04, 2009

    I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu LS V6. I was headed to work this morning and put on brakes at the stop sign and my power steering signal came on across my dash. We have looked for the power steering and tranmission dip stick. This is unfair to us as chevy owners bc all this time while going to have my oil checked they have told me that they were checking it.

  • DARCI SILVA
    DARCI SILVA Nov 13, 2013

    read NYTIMES 7/27/12 an article about the T.S.B 10183A issue by GM on may 23

  • william veve
    william veve Jan 22, 2014

    Rock Auto Parts has the part. Is this really the problem.

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I took my car into the dealership on friday 02-13-09 only to find out my steering column needs to be replaced the motor is shorting out for the power steering ~ certain models of malibu's 2005 yr if your vin falls between 5F100001 - 5F250216 call Chevrolet they have a Technical Service Bulletin # 07126 - SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT - LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST - 7 yrs or 70,000 miles regardless of ownership - they will cover the cost of the repair ~ Chevrolet 1-800-630-2438 or
1-800-833-2438 - They saved me from having to pay out of pocket !!!

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  • Carey Feb 16, 2009

    took my car into the dealership on friday 02-13-09 only to find out my steering column needs to be replaced the motor is shorting out for the power steering ~ certain models of malibu's 2005 yr if your vin falls between 5F100001 - 5F250216 call Chevrolet they have a Technical Service Bulletin # 07126 - SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT - LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST - 7 yrs or 70,000 miles regardless of ownership - they will cover the cost of the repair ~ Chevrolet 1-800-630-2438 or
    1-800-833-2438 - They saved me from having to pay out of pocket !!!
    It also covers 2005 Malibu Maxx

  • forest_denis Feb 26, 2011

    I took my 2005 Malibu to the dealership and I had the same problem however the "power steering' light came on and then my steering died. I could not steer at all. The dealer will not cover the charge and it will cost me over $800.

    There are enough complaints and GM knows about this. I think there should be a general recall.

  • AllTerrain9 Mar 22, 2011

    http://electricpowersteering.net

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    Marla Morris Feb 25, 2014

    Mine does this randomly. It dings and the display shows 'Power Steering' and the power steering stops working . So far, turning off the car and restarting it has worked. If it ever stays off I will probably get rid of the car.

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Where is the steering whel tank

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On Monday 8/23/2010 GM sent out an official letter explaining that this is a problem and if your car has less than 100K miles it will be covered under this extended warranty. My car never made the noise but the wheel always wanted to keep turning left. Please call your local dealership or GM and get the letter so it can be fixed for free.

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It doesn't take power steering fluid.

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My Chevy Malibu Max will be the last Chevy I own. Instead of recalling the steering column they extended the warranty to 100.000 mile. Of course it went out at 120.000 miles that is how you made enough money to pay off your debts by screwing the working class once again.

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LEAVE THIS PROBLEM TO THE DEALER, U MAYBE ABLE TO BUY THE PART,HOWEVER STEERING COLUMNS USUALLY HAVE SPECIAL SCREWS U MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE THE TOOLS FOR, I WOULD LEAVE IT TO THE DEALER TO SAVE URSELF SOME TIME AND FUTURE HEADACHES

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Yes this car does not take power steering fluid. You will need to take to dealership to get fixed cause its in you steerig column and dealerships carry the part but it will cost about 1200 hundred to fix unless your warrenty still good ... are went out 2 times and dealership fix problem.

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Yes, they cover the cost, provided your problem is the motor. In my case the issue was the computer module, so now I am out $800 and basically Chevy told me that that is the price of owning a car. A part that is never checked in any service and when fails has the same result as when the power steering column motor fails but the offer no recourse. I'll be buying an import!

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  • Mellowtar Dec 30, 2010

    I too have the same problem with a 2006 Chevy Malibu. It started in July at 107,000 miles. They won't pay to fix it based on the yaer and mileage. This is a manufacture defect. I have started a claim with the BBB. I am sure other Malibu owners and potential owners are not aware of this issue. I am also mad enough to make a big stink. I will make good and sure others considering Malibu's know of this issue.

    Oh, I never got a letter in August 2010. I did just get a letter in November 2010 (late) saying they will fix my catalytic converter for free.

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I solved this problem. I replaced altrernator.

Posted on Nov 04, 2011

  • red_boa513 Feb 12, 2012

    did replacing the alternator help prevent the power steering from going out

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