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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Malibu Front Struts May Wear at 75,000 Miles
Chevrolet Malibu Problem
Average Mileage: 108,164 mi (59,325 mi - 167,000 mi)
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 59,325 mi
both front struts leaking fluid
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
I have had my malibu for 4 years i have had tobreplace my struts 3 times.
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 1999 Chevrolet Malibu, 80,000 mi
My left front strut broke and I had to get both replaced. $800-something.