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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 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 #1

Dec 082006


  • 23,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact could hear the locks opening and closing during heavy rainstorms. The vehicle would not start unless it was jump started. The failure has occurred on four occasions during heavy rainstorms, thunderstorms, and/or lightning. The vehicle was diagnosed and confirmed that the starter, alternator, and battery were not the causes of the failure. The vehicle came standard with an auto start feature at the time of purchase. A mechanic diagnosed the failure and replaced the computer module; however, the failure continued. The most recent failure occurred on May 1, 2008. The contact was responsible for paying $2,200 for the repairs. He filed complaint number 71-625205218 with the manufacturer. Speed was not a factor. The failure mileage was 23,000 and current mileage was 47,700.

- Albany , GA, USA

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