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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 Aug 19, 2012
Location RIVERVIEW, FL
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Vehicle 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Steering

I WAS DRIVING AND MY POWER STEERING WENT OUT-COMPLETELY. IT WAS THE HARDEST THING TO TURN THAT I HAVE EVER DRIVEN AND I OWN A 66 MUSTANG THAT WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING. THERE IS LITERALLY NO WAY TO STEER THE CAR WHEN DRIVING VERY SLOW LIKE WHEN YOU GO TO PULL INTO THE DRIVEWAY. MY FATHER-IN LAW BUILDS/DESIGNS PRODUCTION CARS FOR A LIVING AND HE TOOK MY CAR TO A DEALERSHIP HE WORKS WITH AND THEY TOLD HIM THAT THE DEFECTIVE PART GOES OUT ABOUT EVERY 30,000 MILES. THE COST TO REPLACE JUST THE PART IS AROUND $800 WITHOUT LABOR. THE ACTUAL PART THAT IS DEFECTIVE IS NOT SOLD ON ITS OWN SO YOU HAVE TO BUY A WHOLE NEW STEERING COLUMN SINCE THE SMALL PART THAT IS DEFECTIVE IS RIVETED TO THE COLUMN. THE DEALERSHIP SAID THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING FOR MY CAR. THE COLUMN HAD BEEN REPLACED ONCE BEFORE BY A DEALERSHIP AND APPARENTLY DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. CHEVY WILL NOT COVER THEIR BAD PARTS/DESIGN AND IT IS ONE OF THE MOST UNSAFE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN WHILE DRIVING. ITS LIKE WHEN TOYOTAS PRIUSES ACCELERATOR WOULD GET STUCK-ITS JUST AS DANGEROUS. WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE A RECALL HAPPEN? IT HAS AFFECTED SO MANY PEOPLE AND IT IS VERY DANGEROUS. DO WE NEED TO WAIT UNTIL THE PROBLEM CAUSES MULTIPLE TRAGEDIES TO SAY NOW ITS WORTH THE TIME TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND DO GOOD BUSINESS? BACK YOUR PRODUCT CHEVY.

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