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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152008


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was idling, the vehicle was struck on the driver's side by another vehicle driving at a relatively high speed. The crash caused $4,000 worth of damage and the side air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained moderate injuries, including several contusions and bruising. The dealer stated that a defective air bag sensor prevented the air bags from deploying. The contact has pictures of the incident after the failure, and is waiting for a copy of the police report. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 51,000.

- El Dorado, AR, USA

problem #1

Sep 142007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Our 2006 Malibu ss was involved in a accident on hwy..traveling 60 mph driver overcorrection and the car went off the road, up an embankment rolled 5 times. Ejected one of the occupants but never did the side air curtain airbags deploy.

- Woodland Park, CO, USA

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