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CHEVROLET MALIBU Problems with Steering

 
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2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. These complaints & 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. You may file your own complaint for the 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (897 Complaints)
Date reported Jul 19, 2007
Location SHARPSBURG, PA
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 4
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Steering

TL CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A GRADUAL RIGHT TURN WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL DEPRESSED, THE STEERING WHEEL SPUN OUT OF THE CONTACTS HANDS. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH AND NEARLY CAUSED A CRASH. THE FAILURE HAS OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE IN LESS DANGEROUS SCENARIOS. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE COMPUTER DOES THAT WHEN IT SENSES THE WHEELS ARE NOT STRAIGHT. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 31,000. THE CONSUMER STATED THE DEALER INFORMED HIM THAT IT WAS NORMAL FOR THE COMPUTER TO CENTER THE FRONT WHEELS INFORMING OTHER CUSTOMERS OF THE SAME SITUATION. UPDATED 08/09/07

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