CMF Rookie Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northeastern Illinois
Re: Modest Vibration/Shimmy at 15MPH
I have had my Malibu in multiple times for the shimmy. I have noticed it since day 1 off the lot when I bought it new. I know that it is the same issues spoke of here. I will say that as I put more miles on the car the less I feel it, but I still feel it. It has been worse when it was just me in the car, and has never been duplicated for the tech's. I am dealing with the clunking issues right now, so hopefully that is resolved this time. Now when I say more miles, I mean MORE miles. I bought the car on April 7th 2012, and now have close to 21,500 miles in 8 1/2 months. I drive 105 miles a day on the interstate to work. I notice the shimmy when it shifts from 1st to 2nd gear, whether from a stop or low speed acceleration. The worst is when you are rolling in traffic about 5-10mph, and slowly accell and it shifts 1-2. At times I thought the car was going to wobble into pieces. Like I said, I have not noticed it as much lately, but have altered my driving schedule to miss as much of rush hour as possible. I love the car otherwise, as I really bought it for better mpg. I average 30-31mpg with the long commute. I got 33.5 on my thanksgiving vacation where I did 750 miles for that average calculated. I will take the car back if the issue with the shimmy gets worse again. For the time being I am living with it.