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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 (899 Complaints)
Date reported Feb 27, 2009
Location HOLLY, MI
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Steering

TL CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU. WHILE DRIVING LESS THAN 15 MPH ON A DIRT COVERED ROAD, THE POWER STEERING WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, THE CONTACT HEARD THREE CHIMES SOUNDING AND THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME LOCKED. THE WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED LIT UNTIL THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF. THE DRIVER HAD TO EXERT GREATER FORCE IN ORDER TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL. THE VEHICLE WAS CAUTIOUSLY DRIVEN TO HIS RESIDENCE AND THEN TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR INSPECTION. A FRONT END WHEEL ALIGNMENT WAS PERFORMED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. CURRENTLY, THE CONTACT IS WAITING ON A RESPONSE FROM THE TECHNICIAN REGARDING THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 61,987.

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