General Motors Malibu

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GM is a Failure
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Our son bought an 07 Malibu thinking it would be a great car for college. What a mistake... he has started having issues with the steering and he took it back to the dealer and they told him they could replace the steering column but it might not take care of the problem. We have found several complaints about the steering systems on GM vehicles for that year and there are recalls on all but the Malibu. This is a 900.00 dollar fix that the kid cannot afford with the car payment. I told him to call customer service and they said they would call dealer and advised him that they would not help with the cost. I said what??? No help for a problem they caused? I am writing on every blog I can find about the GM junk that we taxpayers bailed out.

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GM PRODUCT AND I WILL POST THIS EVERY WHERE I CAN FIND. I AM THINKING OF PAINTING "GM JUNK " ON HIS CAR AND PARKING IT BY CHEVY DEALERS THAT I CAN DRAG IT TO. I WILL NOT EVER RECOMMEND A GM PRODUCT AGAIN...
     
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Desperate need of recall
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I have a 2007 Chevy malibu and have only had my car for 1 year. I have had power steering problems from the time I left the lot. I have had the rackin pinion, tire rod, tire shaft, and steering replaced and the problem will not go away. I attempted to have the power steering checked only to find out that its electrical. According to my owners manual they did not make 2007 V6's with electrical power steering. The car is not safe to drive and the battery is constantly drained due to this electrical problem with the steering. I have done research and discovered that hundreds upon hundreds of people with 2004- 2007 malibus have this same problem and GM has yet to do a recall. I also discovered that GM filed a lawsuit against the maker of the electrical power steering for 30 million dollars. I plan on contacting my connect at the local TV station so that we hopefully get a recall. I can't even drive the car that I am paying for because its just to dangerous. If you have the same problem please speak up and post your complaints so that we can get a much needed recall.
     
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Engine, coolant, reliability problems
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This car is TRASH!!!! I have had this car only for 2 years and have had to get a new engine...thought my brake light went out, but of course it was a brake light switch. Then my coolant cracked and had to get that replaced. Oh and my fuses keep messing up even after I get them fixed. For all the money I have spend on this POS car, I could have gotten a foreign-made car like a Toyota and not have these ridiculous issues. Seriously, GM would do us all a favor if they jus went out of business and stop taking ppl's money for poorly made, unreliable vehicles!
     
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Power Steering Going Out
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN -- We recently purchased a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. All was well for about 3 months . But then the power sterring startted to kick out, stopped functioning. Almost causing my wife to wreck.

This is very angerous as it takes all your strength to turn the steering wheel when this happens.

A complaint to General Motors has not been answered. The dealership here in west Virginia ssays it will cost about 2,000 dolars to fix . There should have been a recall on this. I did some cheking and the Malibues mfg. From 2004 - 2007 all have the same problem.

Since complaints have been issued to General Motors over these years it appears they would answer to cunsumers. But that not the case.

I for one will never buy another GM product.
     
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ENGINE REDUCE POWER
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I have had my car for almost two years. It has been nothing but a pain in my ass. Within two months of owning the car I lost my power steering. It has been at the dealership more than I can count for engine reduce power. They just want to keeping trying to fix it. I don't think they understand that I drive with children in the car and when it does this I could be killed and same with my children. This has me so upset. I wish that they would just give me a different car. I don't think that they understand that it is a Lemon, and that there are lemon laws to protect consumers. I'm done with this and they need to start helping out people that buy their products!!!
     
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2009 Malibu Its Almost... A Good Car
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Review of a 2009 Malibu. I rented a 2009 Malibu for a month this is my Impression. I drove it 3500 miles.

First, gas mileage, not great for 4 cylinder, Armrests are like concrete, power and manual seat combo is plain stupid, Interior fabric on LS stains easy. Horrible blind spots Mirrors must be all the way out to see cars on
side of you, back seats don't fold flat, trunk opening is small, light in trunk is to dim and blocked if trunk is full. Fronts seats are not comfortable, Interior feels like compact car even though car has long wheel base. Tilt Telescopic wheel is nice but clumsy. Interior console is too large, makes seating to tight for tall drivers, headroom good Exterior, nice styling, needs body side molding standard. Should be hatchback or make a wagon, its almost, Sonata is better, Sebring is a cheap mess but is more comfortable to drive. Interior color choice's are lousy sick of grey overall a second choice.
     
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Engine Tapping
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NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY -- I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu that I bought in 2002, since I had this car in the 1st year I had the hazard switch replaced, I had the ignition switch replaced, and My brake drums replaced because they were warped and they were already cut once. Also my a/c and heater temp control switch does not work on numbers 1 and 2.

Now after six years and only 77,000 miles I need to have the engine replaced because of water in the oil which caused my head gasket to crack. I see a lot of people with the same exact problems as mine and I really think that GM should do something about this because my next car is going to be a foreign car....
     
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Chevy Malibu Junk
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I have a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT it has had bad shock's&struts since it had 45,000 miles on it run over any unlevel ground and it sounds like you are beating under the wheel walls with a hammer, they also put cheap looking seats in these cars so the union employee's can get more health benefits. I will never buy another G.M product. just bought monroe shock's & struts over $400 and $200 to install. older and wiser now.
     
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2007 Malibu
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A four year old car, and the power steering is out. No recall on my particular car, but some 07 Malibus have bulletins for the same problem. They told me my car parts didn't come from a warehouse that had problems.
     
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Chevrolet Malibu
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My son has bought 2000 Chevrolet Malibu with the 3.1 V6 engine. Only had it one week when the intake gasket started leaking. Contacted GM using the 800 number and was told that there was nothing wrong with that engine. I have spent numerous hours talking to many auto mechanics, and was told that it is a common problem with that engine.

The phone technician informed me that GM will not be doing anything about it, and if there is a recall it will need to be issued from the federal government.
     
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