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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 092015

Malibu Maxx 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles


I bought the car in 2013 from a Chevy dealership in fredericktown mo. They gave me a passed inspection and I went on my way. The next April the car did not pass inspection. It was advised to me that the lower control arm of the passenger side was bad. It was over $400 to fix that. For the past year my car has been riding very rough. It shakes and rattles when driving and slowing down. At first I thought it was the rotors, so I changed those. The rotors were really bad and looked like they had been on the car since it first came off the assembly line. I was told these had been bad for several years. One side was warped and the other side looked like it had been intentionally ground down on the edges. On January 9th 2015 my tire blew out on the highway. I was told it was because my lower control arm had caused the tire to wear on the inside. Not two weeks later, I lost a second tire due to the same issue. These were brand new tires on the date I purchased the tire in 2013. I have also already had several recalls on this car. This car is not at all safe to drive on the highway. I would like reimbursement for replacing the lower control arm for the second time on this car in two years.

- Park Hills, MO, USA

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