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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,333 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012014


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that when attempting to start the vehicle, the key would remain in the start position while still in the ignition switch. The contact stated that in order to resume normal operation the vehicle had to be shut down and restarted. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Littleton , CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 062014


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The roadside assistance diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the brake lights failed to operate. The vehicle had not been towed to the dealer for repairs. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 012013


  • miles
My vehicle periodically stalls during operation. I have noticed this occurrence for the last year or so. I have not experienced any injuries or accidents as a result of this. However, I am reading that there may be issues with ignition switches of this particular make and model.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

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