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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,662 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.

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152010


  • 107,000 miles


I have a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu with defective brake lights. When you are traveling down the road the brake lights are on as if you are "riding your brakes" and then when you do apply your brakes the brake lights go off! this is very dangerous when people don't know you are slowing down and almost rear end you! I have had my car in the shop for almost a week and the Chevrolet dealership cannot locate the problem to fix it. Something needs to be done before it is too late and someone gets hurt!

- Hogansville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 172009


  • 52,324 miles
The 2006 Chevy Malibu, that I own, has steering problems where the electric power steering goes off making the car virtually impossible to steer. It has done this 8 to 10 times the last few months. It then resets itself, so I hear. Luckily, so far, it has happened only at low speeds. This car started having this problem at around 50,000 miles. If this happened at high speeds, accidents/deaths could certainly occur. I searched online and see that many Malibu owners have had the same incidence with the steering. My steering is also making a thumping noise at low speed turns. I took my car to the dealership where purchased. They said it would cost $1400 to fix the steering problem. I feel GM should recall these vehicles for safety reasons. The whole steering system in these vehicles are a disaster and these cars should be addressed before someone is seriously hurt. GM needs to stand behind their vehicles, especially in regards to safety.

- Dushore, PA, USA

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