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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 Aug 06, 2010
Location HOUSTON, TX
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

I DRIVE A 2006 MALIBU, AND HAVE BEEN FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS. THE STANDARD 2006 MALIBU HAS EPSA (ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING ASSIST). THERE IS NO RESERVOIR TO FILL FLUID AS WITH OLDER MODELS. I FOUND OUT TODAY THROUGH EXPERIENCE THAT THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING LOCKS/UNLOCKS ON ITS OWN WHICH HAS CREATED AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. AS I WAS DRIVING TO WORK THIS MORNING AND AS I WAS PULLING INTO ANOTHER DRIVEWAY (MAKING A RIGHT HAND TURN), THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED SO THAT I COULDN'T TURN, AND I WAS INCHES AWAY FROM HITTING A POLE. I AM FEARFUL OF THIS VEHICLE ESPECIALLY SINCE A CHILD RIDES IN THIS VEHICLE REGULARLY. I AM THANKFUL THAT MY CHILD WASN'T IN THE VEHICLE DURING THIS TIME. I CAME IN TO WORK TO DO SOME RESEARCH SINCE THE MECHANIC CONFIRMED THERE IS NO RESERVOIR FOR THE POWER STEERING FLUID. NO PUMP, NO HOSE, NOTHING TO TOP OFF. WHAT I FOUND THROUGH MY RESEARCH IS SCARY AND IRRESPONSIBLE OF GM. THIS IS A SEVERE SAFETY HAZARD AND NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY GM IMMEDIATELY. I AM DISAPPOINTED TO FIND THAT GM HAS NOT RECALLED THIS VEHICLE NOR IDENTIFIED AND ADDRESSED THIS PROBLEM (OR OTHERS). I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY MAILINGS OR NOTIFICATIONS REGARDING THIS PROBLEM. IT'S OUTRAGEOUS THAT GM CAN LEGALLY PUT OUT A VEHICLE FOR MASS PRODUCTION WITH SUCH HAZARDOUS FLAWS SUCH AS THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING PROBLEM (AMONG OTHERS). AFTER READING ALL THE COMPLAINTS AND BLOGS ABOUT THE EPS SYSTEM, I AM CONVINCED THAT THE MAILBU IS SUFFERING FROM THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS THE COBALT AND OTHER VEHICLES IDENTIFIED IN A 2005 (MODEL) RECALL. THIS ISSUE IS A LAWSUIT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

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