2004 Chevrolet MALIBU Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Chevrolet MALIBU Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID993981
 Internal NHTSA #10524112
 ManufacurerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2004
 File date27/06/07
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWe bought the car used with 34,000 miles on it in 3/2006. There was a clunking in the steering when the steering wheel was turned. The dealership replaced the steering column on 12/2007 with 66,000 miles. The clunking was still there and we were told that this is normal. Since then the steering has gotten worse. The dealership has tried to find the problem but says it can find nothing wrong. Yet sometimes the steering will lockup at low speed when backing up or turning while stopped. It has not done this while driving at road speed (or i would not drive it). However at road speed the steering is very vague. It requires an almost quarter turn of the steering wheel to get the car to respond to a steering input to turn left or right. This is not safe. There is also warning lights that come on the dash, and warning bells that sound, and sometimes they go back off other times car needs to shut off and restarted and it is ok then. Check engine light stays on most of the time, again dealership can not find the problem. Sometimes the whole dash cluster goes out, the car stays running and they come back on after a time and again if you cut off and restart the car it is ok again for a while. The car currently has 150,000 on it and i have an independent mechanic checking it over to see if he can find the problem. The chevrolet dealership can't find what is wrong to fix it, or so they say.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure65000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateEDINBURG, VA
VIN pattern 1G1ZT52804FXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase30/05/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed5
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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