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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,750 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 222008

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,500 miles


At 46,500 miles, my steering started making a clicking noise. The Chevrolet dealer diagnosed it as a bad rack and pinion and steering shaft. The boots are intact. They gave me an estimate of over $1,200 for repairs.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 312007

Malibu 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At approximately 35,000 miles and replacement of front tires twice, took vehicle to dealership and found that the steering rack and leftside outer tierod end needed to be replaced. Dealership replaced the items. At 60,000 miles and after replacement of right side tire 2 times, vehicle was taken for a front end alignment and was told that the right side tierod end needed to be replaced because it wouldn't maintain alignment. Contacted dealer and was told that it was out of warranty, but they would look at it and give an estimate to repair it.

- Leland, NC, USA

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