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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,250 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

Jul 192011


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while in park, the driver's seat belt failed to buckle and the seat belt warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The contact was unsure about what part needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. However, the contact stated that one year later, the passenger side seat belt failed to buckle. The vehicle was taken to back to the dealer. The contact was unsure about what part needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 4/21/15

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 032010


  • 10,500 miles
I have a 2006 Chevy Malibu that I bought in sacramento ca. Via paul blanco dealer on franklin and florin rd. (they are no longer in business at that site). The car accelerates dangerously when on cruise control. The car began overheating immediately after purchase (oil lube place detected an engine gasket that needs to be replaced because it continues to overheat; unless I keep the heater and or ac going; the steering column had to be re greased and re-adjusted at Firestone a few months ago because all of a sudden it would lock. The A/C compressor immediately went bad after purchasing this car. I had to buy another one which cost a good amount! soon after purchase (used vehicle with approx. 10,300 miles) the brakes went out and had to be replaced! in Jan. 2010, I noticed the seat belt light kept coming on, even after it was locked in (which is very dangerous because I don't know when and if its going to keep me safe when driving); erc. Etc.. I need someone to contact the dealer of Chevy so that owners can go get these things checked out and fixed the right way. I attempted to call the numbers given re: Warranty etc. And nothing was resolved.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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