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2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall - Campaign #14V153000

 
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2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU RECALL - #14V153000

RECALL FOR STEERING : ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2006 Malibu Maxx, 2009-2010 HHR (non-turbo), 2010 Cobalt, 2008-2009 Saturn Aura and 2004-2007 Ion, and 2005-2009 Pontiac G6. In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving.

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Vehicle 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Manufactured between 5/26/2005 - 3/31/2006
Recalled on 3/31/2014
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 7/17/2014
# Affected 1,373,177
Recalled for STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
 
Description General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2006 Malibu Maxx, 2009-2010 HHR (non-turbo), 2010 Cobalt, 2008-2009 Saturn Aura and 2004-2007 Ion, and 2005-2009 Pontiac G6. In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving.
Consequences If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective action GM will notify owners, and dealers will perform one of four bulletins. Parts are not currently available. GM expects to send an interim notification around May 28, 2014. When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the applicable bulletin applied. Bulletin 14115 covers model year 2004-2007 Saturn Ion, 2009-2010 Chevrolet HHR and 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts. Dealers will replace the EPS motor. Bulletin 14116 covers model year 2004-2006 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, 2005-2006 Pontiac G6 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from March 1, 2008, through June 27, 2008. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly. Bulletin 14117 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from February 1, 2008, through February 28, 2008. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly and EPS motor controller unit. Bulletin 14118 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from October 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. Dealers will replace the EPS motor controller unit. The recall began on July 17, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668. GM's number for this recall is N140115. Note: GM bulletin number 14119 will be implemented for model year 2006-2008 and early production of 2009 Chevrolet HHR (non-turbo) and model year 2003 Saturn ION to provide EPS Motor replacement for the life of the vehicle.
Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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Comments

5/30/2014 - Lashonda Washington
I purchased my 2006 Chevy Malibu August 2007. Shortly after during the summer months the power steering would lock causing the car hard to turn. I drove at low speeds because I could never determine when exactly the steering wheel would lock up. I stayed on the side of the road even in ditches. Finally I took the car to a local Firestone for them to have a look at it and the mechanic immediately advise that I take it back to the dealership. I did not have the money they were charging (1500.00) and finally Chevrolet said they would fix the power steering problem. Engine lights started coming on shortly after that. The car just started falling apart piece by piece. Break lights come on when I'm not on the breaks and when I hit the breaks, the lights go off. Cruse control only worked for the first year of having the car and also the gas light does not work. Mechanics say it has something to do with the wiring and refuse to touch it, take it back to the dealership they say. I h


5/4/2014 - SANDRA PERRY
2006 CHEVY MALIBU BOUGHT WITH LESS THAN 20,000 MILES ON IT HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT TROUBLE. FIRST THE POWERSTEERING WENT OUT WITH KNOW WARNING,THEN THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED, AND THE ENGINE LIGHT HAS COME ON EMISSION PROBLEMS. THE NEWEST CAR I HAVE BOUGHT AND I'VE SPENT MORE MONEY THAN ANY TRAP CAR I HAVE EVER HAD. KNOW MORE GM FOR ME.


12/17/2010 - Dinha Jackson
I purchased my 2006 Chevy Malibu 1/26/2007. Before my 1 year anniversary date the transmission failed and had to be replaced. I still have problems engaging shifting problems. I keep regular oil change and fluids. Now, besides the shift sticking the car stalled while reversing felt like I had anboot on. It would not move forward or backwards. I am not feeling safe with this car. Single mom, not kid safe car.

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