The approximate failure mileage was 104,500. I'm afraid that one day it will just explode in my face. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The technician diagnosed that the torque sensor needed to be replaced. Complaint Number: 10860000 Incident Date: April 12, 2016 Date Added to File: April 18, 2016 Description of the Complaint: When accelerating power steering assist locks momentarily making unsafe driving conditon.
The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic to determine the cause of the failure. Once I turned the car off and then restarted it, the power steering returned. Why it fails is not known to me or why it goes back to normal operation after it is restarted. Complaint Number: 10654710 Incident Date: October 1, 2014 Date Added to File: November 13, 2014 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2006 chevrolet malibu. The failure mileage was unknown. I've looked for power steering to check fluid but everyone says mine is electric so I took it to auto zone and they said it was electric and I needed to fix the torque sensor assembly in my steering.
The vehicle was taken to the dealer capitol cadillac, 6500 capitol dr. The failure mileage was 107,630. While driving the vehicle and making a right turn, the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. Dealer reported found code c0550 when running diagnostics. The failure mileage was 105,181. Complaint Number: 10652928 Incident Date: December 1, 2013 Date Added to File: November 5, 2014 Description of the Complaint: Sitting at a light or parked the steering is jumping all around. Refer to Fluid and Lubricant Recommendations.
The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls relating to the power steering failure. Complaint Number: 11067140 Incident Date: February 3, 2018 Date Added to File: February 5, 2018 Description of the Complaint: The power steering will go out randomly sometimes whiling turning and also when the car first starts sometimes. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times. The contact stated that while attempting to make a left turn, a warning sound chimed, the power steering light illuminated, and the vehicle stalled. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 104,500. This is a intermittent problem, but more times than not.
This is the same problem that was recalled in 2015 under safety recall number 14772. Complaint Number: 11081923 Incident Date: March 28, 2018 Date Added to File: March 28, 2018 Description of the Complaint: The power steering keeps coming on. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vin was not listed in the recall. This happens when I am driving the car. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. Consumer writes in regards to power steering failure after electric power steering recall repairs.
There is something wrong with this model. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Thought it was the tires so we upgraded to a better riding tire, did not make a difference. Complaint Number: 10863967 Incident Date: May 1, 2015 Date Added to File: May 9, 2016 Description of the Complaint: The electrical power steering work was fixed prior to the recall, therefore was completed by a private repair shop. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly loss the power steering ability.
The second replacement occurred 11,210 miles later and was covered under the 12,000 mile part warranty, but the third replacement occurred with 29,917 miles and was not covered by the 12,000 mile part warrantee. Car was still stationary but I have to drive it today. When checking the fluid level after servicing the steering system, bleed the air from the system. Complaint Number: 10884211 Incident Date: October 8, 2014 Date Added to File: July 12, 2016 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2006 chevrolet malibu. The vehicle was not repaired. Complaint Number: 11164020 Incident Date: December 28, 2018 Date Added to File: December 29, 2018 Description of the Complaint: Upon turning on my vehicle, I was unable to steer the steering wheel. The vin and failure mileage were unavailable.
If it was a big enough safety issue to cause a recall. Able to slow down and exit freeway. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. So if your car is doing this take it to your local chevy dealership and have them to repair it for you. I think that block of numbers none sense is pitiful. If the recall didn't fix the problem the first time how can chevy not be responsible to make this right? Dealer had vehicle for over 1 week because first unit did not fix the problem. The airbag icon on my dashboard as well as the reading on my screen shows that something is wrong with my airbag.
While driving the power steering assist fails and there is a ecm. I have noted mostly in the middle of making a turn where I would be accelerating causing me to use excessive force to complete the turn. This is a safety hazard as it can come back all of a sudden while going around sharp turns. I immediately pulled the car up and turned it off. Also sometimes no power steering when car is started. It has happened several times.
Told by service center its the steering column. While driving 50 mph, the power steering seized and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The failure mileage was 30,000. Complaint Number: 10715257 Incident Date: September 25, 2006 Date Added to File: May 7, 2015 Description of the Complaint: Ever since I purchased my malibu with around 400 miles, I have had a continuous knock, which I can hear at lower speeds turning the wheel in either direction whether that be in drive or reverse. The dealer diagnosed that the power steering torque sensor needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 250,000. As well as my middle seat belt buckle no longer latching into the buckle will hold for a moment and then after applying brakes the safety belt will dislodged from the buckle.