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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
44 people reported this problem
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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
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.
Struts seem to go bad every year.
squeeking noise from front strut
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.
both front struts leaking fluid
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.
This happened about 70,000 miles. Driver side collapsed while I was driving! Ruined front tires, had both front struts assemblies replaced.
leaky strus
was"t fixed
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.
My left front strut broke and I had to get both replaced. $800-something.
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.
clunk in every corner when going over bumps, rough riding
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
I have a bouncy ride on the freeway.