2005 Chevrolet MALIBU Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2005 Chevrolet MALIBU Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID732740
 Internal NHTSA #10278536
 Model Year2005
 File date17/07/09
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI need your help. I bought a 2005 malibu from a local car dealer. The car had low miles and i thought it would be a safe and reliable car. So safe, that i allowed my teenage son to drive my car. While he was making a left hand turn from a 4-way stop, he heard a pop and then had no steering without any way to control the car he ended up in a field. I thank god he was not going fast, that there was no other cars or people involved, and he was not hurt. I had the car towed to my mechanic who is a certified master technician, who worked for gm as a line tech for 25 yrs. He informs me that this should have never happened in a car that is only 4 yrs old, and felt it was defective. He said the failure occurred inside the steering rack causing the pinion to disengage resulting in loss of control. I then had the car towed to a gm dealer who? S mechanic said the same thing but because i did not buy the car from them, they would not help me?. My next step was to contact gm?. They took a week to investigate? And decided that because i bought the car from a private car dealer, it had 86k miles on it and it was past the factory warranty they felt no need to do any thing about this. Not only was the steering rack and pinion damaged, the power steering unit under the dash and the air bag coils were damaged as well. The cost to repair this is over $2000. 00. It? S not just the cost to repair the car that upsets me; it? S the fact that gm has no concern for safety. I have found long list for consumer complaints about gm? S steering failures. ? Unbelievable? And this is not the only site that has complaints. I know there was a recall to address the steering defect in the malibu. But they obviously decided it was of no big concern to fix the problem.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure86000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateOTTAWA, IL
VIN pattern 1G1ZT52805FXXXXXX
 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 purchase25/05/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed5
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
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 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • 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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