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CHEVROLET MALIBU - 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 940 complaints filed for the 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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STEERING

10/8/2018 - MOUNT PROSPECT, IL
MY POWER STEERING GOES OUT AT RANDOM TIMES. NOTED MOSTLY IN THE MIDDLE OF MAKING A TURN CAUSING ME TO USE EXCESSIVE FORCE TO COMPLETE THE TURN.

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SERVICE BRAKES

9/24/2018 - DETROIT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE BRAKE LIGHTS ILLUMINATED WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JAMES MARTIN CHEVROLET (6250 WOODWARD AVE, DETROIT, MI 48202, (313) 444-8226) TO BE SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, ELECTRICAL STABILITY CONTROL), BUT THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE SAME DEALER WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE WARRANTY WAS EXPIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/24/2018 - DETROIT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE BRAKE LIGHTS ILLUMINATED WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JAMES MARTIN CHEVROLET (6250 WOODWARD AVE, DETROIT, MI 48202, (313) 444-8226) TO BE SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, ELECTRICAL STABILITY CONTROL), BUT THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE SAME DEALER WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE WARRANTY WAS EXPIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

9/24/2018 - DETROIT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE BRAKE LIGHTS ILLUMINATED WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JAMES MARTIN CHEVROLET (6250 WOODWARD AVE, DETROIT, MI 48202, (313) 444-8226) TO BE SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, ELECTRICAL STABILITY CONTROL), BUT THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE SAME DEALER WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE WARRANTY WAS EXPIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

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STEERING

9/21/2018 - CHILLICOTHE, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE POWER STEERING FAILED AND THE POWER STEERING, CHECK ENGINE, AND BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT NOTHING COULD BE DONE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 178,000.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: BRAKE LIGHTS

9/14/2018 - NICKLESVILLE, VA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED UNTIL THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS LISTED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 158,709.

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SERVICE BRAKES

9/14/2018 - NICKLESVILLE, VA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED UNTIL THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS LISTED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 158,709.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

9/5/2018 - SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
WHEN I ACCELERATE GETTING ONTO THE FREEWAY AND GOING UP HILLS, MY CAR EXPERIENCES A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND THROWS ME EITHER TO THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT.

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STEERING

9/5/2018 - SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
WHEN I ACCELERATE GETTING ONTO THE FREEWAY AND GOING UP HILLS, MY CAR EXPERIENCES A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND THROWS ME EITHER TO THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT.

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SERVICE BRAKES

7/16/2018 - WARWICK, RI
BRAKE LIGHTS STAY ON

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