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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,385 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Apr 132016

Malibu

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While vacuuming out the parked vehicle, the contact bumped the gearshift and the vehicle started moving. The vehicle was able to be stopped, but was not able to be placed back in the park position. The vehicle had to be started in order to be placed in the park position. The dealer could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Cortland, OH, USA

problem #31

Jun 252015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to transmission shift lever recall repairs and seeks reimbursement. The consumer stated as he was attempting to turn into a busy intersection, the vehicle began to roll backwards and he had no control of the vehicle, at first. He was able to stop the vehicle by applying the brake. There was no warning of any type. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. A day later, the dealer informed the consumer the vehicle needed a new transmission. After the consumer paid for a rebuilt transmission, he received a recall notice in the mail regarding the transmission.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #30

Apr 142014

Malibu

  • 134,652 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that parts were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that when attempting to accelerate, the vehicle would hesitate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer could not diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,652. Updated 11/25/15

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #29

May 042015

Malibu

  • 228,178 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 40 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn right or left. All of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control), 14V153000 (steering), and 14V224000 (power train). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 228,178.

- El Paso , TX, USA

problem #28

Jul 142014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was previously taken to the dealer, who replaced the BCM spacer and the transmission shifter but the failure recurred months later. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train), but the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Noble, OK, USA

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problem #27

Feb 212015

Malibu

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while the cruise control was deactivated, the vehicle decelerated without warning. The contact was able to place the gear in low and drove the vehicle home. The transmission regained function after the engine was restarted and the gears were shifted several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose or duplicate the failure. After inspecting the transmission, the technician advised that the transmission was operating as normal. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #26

Dec 312014

Malibu

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train). The contact was unable to have the vehicle repaired because the parts needed for the repair were not readily available. The contact believed that the dealer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time to repair the defective component. The contact had been waiting since July 2014 to have the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was also contacted but neither the dealer nor the manufacturer could provide an estimated time in which the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #25

Jan 142015

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train). The vehicle was taken to the dealer. However, the contact was turned away because the dealer ran out of parts. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experience the failure.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #24

Dec 012014

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated and the power steering seized. The contact stated that the vehicle shifted from the drive position to the neutral position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Fredericksburg, MD, USA

problem #23

Jul 312014

Malibu

  • 169,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the steering wheel seized and excessive force on the steering wheel was required. The contact also stated that the engine stalled. The transmission failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 169,000.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #22

Oct 012014

Malibu

  • 92,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the steering wheel became difficult to turn without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Spring City, TN, USA

problem #21

Jul 012014

Malibu

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized and there was an abnormal clicking noise heard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who repaired the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number: 14E044000 (steering). The contact stated that the recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle due to the steering wheel being difficult to maneuver. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V224000 (power train) but the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #20

Sep 242014

Malibu

  • 121,000 miles
When I try to start my Chevy Malibu it doesn't catch after turning the key and will constantly die. Already replaced the starter, fuel intake, etc but continues the same problems.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #19

Nov 032010

Malibu

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle jerked intermittently. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the part was not available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #18

Sep 082014

Malibu

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contacted stated while park, the vehicle rolled away. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #17

Oct 012014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to torque sensor assembly; wiring harness to the BCM or mag beam and transmission shift cable that may fracture at any time. The consumer was informed, the parts were not available.

- North Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #16

Aug 192014

Malibu

  • 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

problem #15

Jun 182014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). However, the parts were unavailable to service the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #14

Sep 112014

Malibu

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control), 14V153000 (steering), and 14V224000 (power train). The parts needed to perform the recall repairs were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Stroudburg, PA, USA

problem #13

Jul 112014

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Hello, I contacted your national service line and they referred me to jack wilson Chevrolet in saint augustine. We have had three recalls on this vehicle and no resolution on any of them. VIN# [xxx] 2006 Chevrolet Malibu maxx 65000 miles steering issue, took to a dealer ship in jacksonville, fl., they told me it was a brake issue. Had the front brakes replaced and still have the issue and charged me $60 for a wrong diagnosis. Received letter on 7-18-2014, recall #13036, no parts available and do not know when they will be at this time. Received letter on 8-11-2014, recall #14152, no parts available and do not know when the will be at this time. The national customer service center called jack wilson and set up for me to go and have them inspect recall items and let me know that there was no eminent danger. I went to jack wilson and spoke with the service person [xxx] which did not have the inspection done. She was willing to inspect the steering issue which she said was not a recall issue by turning the steering wheel back and forth and did not have a certified technician even look at the car. This car is my mother's only car, she is 84 and doing well until she got these recall letters. She does not feel safe to drive this car and no one can tell me when the parts will be available for the repairs to be completed. [xxx] I am contacting GM first with this as you requested. Please help us with this matter, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

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