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: 110,003 (59,325–223,000)
11 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
30 people reported this problem
11 people shared problem details
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
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both front struts leaking fluid
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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.
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I have had my malibu for 4 years i have had tobreplace my struts 3 times.
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My left front strut broke and I had to get both replaced. $800-something.
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu223,000
squeeking noise from front strut
This happened about 70,000 miles. Driver side collapsed while I was driving! Ruined front tires, had both front struts assemblies replaced.
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.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu167,000
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.
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