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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 Jul 11, 2010
Location NORTH PORT, FL
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Steering

MY 2006 CHEVY MALIBU IS HAVING POWER STEERING PROBLEMS. THIS PROBLEM RESULTS IN LOSS OF STEERING. ON JULY 8, 2010 I WAS MAKING A LEFT HAND TURN AND MY STEERING WHEEL STARTED MOVING THE CAR TO LEFT AND THEN TO THE RIGHT THEN I COMPLETELY LOST STEERING. AFTER A MINUTE OR SO THE STEERING CAME BACK BUT ONLY TO THE POINT WHERE I HAD TO PUT ALL MY MUSCLE INTO IT TO STEER. POWER STEERING FLASHED ON MY RADIO DURING THIS OCCASION. AFTER TURNING THE CAR ON AND OFF A COUPLE TIMES THE POWER STEERING FLASH DISAPPEARED AND MY STEERING WAS BACK TO NORMAL. I HAVE LOST STEERING COMPLETELY FOR A SHORT TIME DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE. THIS IS VERY UNSAFE. I TOOK MY CAR INTO THE CHEVY DEALERSHIP FOR SERVICE ON JULY 9, 2010. I WAS TOLD THAT I NEEDED TO REPLACE MY STEERING COLUMN AND IT WOULD COST CLOSE TO 600 DOLLARS TO FIX. I HAVE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY AND FOR SOME REASON IT DOES NOT COVER THIS. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL SITUATION. IT IS VERY UNSAFE FOR ME TO BE DRIVING AND I FEAR DRIVING MY SON IN THE CAR WITH ME. AFTER READING ONLINE I HAVE LEARNED THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH A 06 MALIBU WHO HAS STEERING COMPLAINTS. ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVE PAID HUNDREDS TO FIX THIS PROBLEM ONLY FOR IT TO RETURN. I CAN'T AFFORD TO FIX THIS PROBLEM THIS TIME LET ALONE IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN AFTER IT IS FIXED. I REALLY FEAR NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTROL MY VEHICLE. AS OF NOW MY VEHICLE CONTINUES TO FLASH POWER STEERING ON MY RADIO AND THE STEERING IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. WHEN I TURN THE CAR ON AND OFF A COUPLE TIMES IT FIXES IT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN IT RETURNS WHILE I AM DRIVING.

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