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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #1

May 062009

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu maxx. The contact stated that the power steering warning light illuminated then the vehicle became difficult to steer. The contact also mentioned that the ignition warning light sporadically illuminated at various speeds and there was an abnormal metal odor in the cabin. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the steering column and rack and pinion was replaced. The contact was also informed that the rear brake calipers needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 128,000. Updated 7/7/14 updated 07/14/2014

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

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