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Chevrolet Malibu Front Struts May Wear at 75,000 Miles

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011

Average Mileage: 103,619 mi (59,325 mi - 167,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • I have had my malibu for 4 years i have had tobreplace my struts 3 times.

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  • Visitor, , 59,325 mi

    both front struts leaking fluid

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  • Visitor, , 80,545 mi

    leaky strus

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 86,000 mi

    was"t fixed

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    My left front strut broke and I had to get both replaced. $800-something.

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