2004 Chevrolet Malibu Q&A
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Question: Was there a recall for the rack & pinion for the 2004 chevy malibu LS V6?
You would have to go to a dealer and have them check if your VIN number is involved, but the recall that exists is not for any issue like what you are describing. it was a recall to replace the lower rack bearing and cap. I think it is probably closed by now anyway since it came out a while ago. There have been issues with the upper strut mounts on those cars, and also you should check the sway bar bushings and tie rod ends. There was also a bulletin about the front rotors. When surfacing rotors during a brake job, you are supposed to remove them from the vehicle, clean the hub to rotor mounting surfaces, reinstall the rotor to the hub and surface them on the vehicle. Just a thought. - ChevyASE