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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 142015


  • 161,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 10 mph around a curve, the brakes did not respond and the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when depressed. The traction control light became illuminated and the vehicle accelerated and crashed into a ditch. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained an injury to the right arm that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 161,000.

- Casmalia, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 192014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle decelerated and the traction control warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Lettsworth, LA, USA

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