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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Suspension Problems

89 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. 14 of these members (15.7%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 24 suspension repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet Malibu problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Chart based on 120 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

28000 mi   Noise in steering intermittently...Dealer replaced internediate steering shaft 
68000 US $400 balljoint and tie rods  
84000   right front hub assy  
104000   tie rod ends 
131000   right front hub noise, and warning messages, replaced RF hub assy and ABS wiring harness 
30700   Squeaking/creaking noise when steering wheel turned. The problem diagnosed as a defective sector gear and the part was ordered. Sector gear was replaced. Noise is gone. 
38000   Rack & pinion replacement, under warranty 
51000 US $1500 Steering column replacement, 20k miles after a rack and pinion.  
64300   New struts 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

30000 mi   Steering component needed lubrication. I've had regular service, OLF, every 3-4000 miles. Don't know why lubricant failed in this case. 
20000   Knocking/banging coming from front end when making a turn. Replaced Intermediate steering shaft. 
22000   Steering wheel oscillating from side to side without touching steering wheel. Car would also lurch uncommanded from side to side while driving. Replaced power steering motor. 
40000   Steering "Clunk." There is a TSB re; this. Steering mid-shaft was replaced. Parts were in stock. One hour, in and out. Drives like new now. Very pleased with the Malibu and the Dealer Service. 
30000   Clunk sound when straightening wheel after right hand turn. Also occasional clunk sound when accelerating from a stop. Replaced intermediate steering column under warranty. 
15000   Power steering was out and car rumbled when it was driven. 

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

164-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-speed automatic FWD

33000 mi   Clunging sound when turning and moving over irregular pavement 
47700   Droning sound that increased with speed, corrected by replacing rear hub bearing. covered by drive train warrenty 

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