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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 Apr 03, 2014
Location ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL
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

SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE LAST 6-8 MONTHS, I WAS DRIVING MY CHEVROLET MALIBU 2006 LT AND THE CAR DIED AND MY POWER STEERING WENT OUT WITHOUT WARNING. THE SENSOR CAME ON THAT SAYS "POWER STEERING." IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME THAT IT HAPPENED, I WAS MAKING A LEFT HAND TURN. SINCE I WAS TURNING LEFT IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION, I WAS NOT DRIVING FAST AT ALL. I BELIEVE I HAD MY GRANDCHILDREN IN THE CAR ON AT LEAST ONE OF THESE OCCASIONS. I COULD NOT CONTROL THE STEERING AT ALL. MY CAR ENDED UP WITH THE FRONT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION FACING THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC BECAUSE YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THE TURN WHEN THIS HAPPENS. I THOUGHT IT MUST BE THAT IT NEEDED POWER STEERING FLUID. BUT MY HUSBAND CHECKED IT AND HE SAID IT DOES NOT NEED POWER STEERING FLUID. WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE GM RECALL YESTERDAY, I IMMEDIATELY CALLED A CHEVY DEALER AND THEY SAID MY CAR VIN IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. I THEN CHECKED GM'S WEBSITE AND PUT MY VIN IN AND IT SAID THAT MY CAR IS NOT CURRENTLY INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THIS SOUNDS VERY WRONG TO ME. I THINK THE NHTSA SHOULD CLOSELY SCRUTINIZE THE LT MODELS OF THE CHEVROLET MALIBU 2006 AS I AM CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME OR SIMILAR DEFECT. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING INTO THIS. I AM AFRAID TO DRIVE THE CAR NOW. I AM NOW USING ONLY A SINGLE KEY WITHOUT THE FOB AS THE NHTSA CONSUMER ALERT ON YOUR WEBSITE STATES TO DO. WHEN IT HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE, I ALWAYS HAD THE FOB AND TWO ADDITIONAL KEYS ON THE KEY CHAIN ALONG WITH THE CAR KEY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. I APPRECIATE YOUR LOOKING INTO THIS.

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