Poor Ride/Handling Due to Worn Suspension Struts on Chevrolet Malibu

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

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Average mileage: 103,238 (52,000–223,000)
14 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 90,189 mi,
There is a lot of noise coming from the driver front tire make it hard to drive because of concern of tire coming off took it to Chevy dealer it took three return trips to get it right. Now I find out it's the struts and that's another 900 plus to get fixed. There should be a recall on this particular part
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 84,000 mi,
I noticed a clicking noise in my front passenger side wheel. Took it to a shop and was told that my struts/strut mounts needed to be repaired. And i would also need a wheel alignment. Total price 575.00! I will take it tomorrow to be repaired, and see if that corrects the problem.
2012 Chevrolet Malibu 80,187 mi,
Struts seem to go bad every year.
2009 Chevrolet Malibu 83,000 mi,
Front struts making "coiled spring" noise - told it is front struts and they need to be replaced - $700. Already had CV joint boot replaced at $160 since they thought it was that too.
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 223,000 mi,
squeeking noise from front strut
2011 Chevrolet Malibu 73,000 mi,
The car never rode well from the start but when I put top-of-the line Michelin tires on the car now rides much smoother.
I have had my malibu for 4 years i have had tobreplace my struts 3 times.
2009 Chevrolet Malibu 59,325 mi,
both front struts leaking fluid
This happened about 70,000 miles. Driver side collapsed while I was driving! Ruined front tires, had both front struts assemblies replaced.
2007 Chevrolet Malibu 80,545 mi,
leaky strus
2009 Chevrolet Malibu 86,000 mi,
was"t fixed
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 167,000 mi,
Drivers side strut spring seperated off the strut base. Hasn't broken completely yet but unable to drive. New struts (ebay) $80 and a manly man who will work for beer. Free. Total cost $90 bucks.
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 80,000 mi,
My left front strut broke and I had to get both replaced. $800-something.
2012 Chevrolet Malibu 52,000 mi,
My vehicle was making a creaking noise. I was told by a vehicle repair shop that my struts were binding causing the noise and that they would need to be replaced.
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 180,000 mi,
clunk in every corner when going over bumps, rough riding
2007 Chevrolet Malibu 76,000 mi,
Aligned a good as it gets until you hit a bump and and when the tire loses traction it's a violent interaction between the tire and the road when it comes back down
Has not been fixed very ruff ride back end is low front end ruff I have had tie rod fixed it broke
2007 Chevrolet Malibu 75,000 mi,
I have a bouncy ride on the freeway.