2006 Chevrolet Malibu

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Available in 6 styles:  2006 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$3,648–$11,032
Estimated MPG

19–24 city / 26–32 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Malibu

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Recall number: 14V153000
Recall date: 03/31/2014

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 AND 2008-2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU, 2004-2006 MALIBU MAXX, 2009-2010 HHR (NON-TURBO), 2010 COBALT, 2008-2009 SATURN AURA AND 2004-2007 ION, AND 2005-2009 PONTIAC G6. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THERE MAY BE A SUDDEN LOSS OF ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) ASSIST THAT COULD OCCUR AT ANY TIME WHILE DRIVING.

Consequence:

IF POWER STEERING ASSIST IS LOST, GREATER DRIVER EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO STEER THE VEHICLE AT LOW SPEEDS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL PERFORM ONE OF FOUR BULLETINS. PARTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. GM EXPECTS TO SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION AROUND APRIL 28, 2014. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A SECOND LETTER TO COME IN TO HAVE THE APPLICABLE BULLETIN APPLIED. BULLETIN 14115 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 SATURN ION, 2009-2010 CHEVROLET HHR AND 2010 CHEVROLET COBALTS. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS MOTOR. BULLETIN 14116 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU AND MALIBU MAXX, 2005-2006 PONTIAC G6 AND 2008-2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM MARCH 1, 2008, THROUGH JUNE 27, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY. BULLETIN 14117 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2008, THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND EPS MOTOR CONTROLLER UNIT. BULLETIN 14118 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM OCTOBER 1, 2007, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS MOTOR CONTROLLER UNIT. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000, AND PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668. GM'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS N140115. NOTE: GM BULLETIN NUMBER 14119 WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 AND EARLY PRODUCTION OF 2009 CHEVROLET HHR (NON-TURBO) AND MODEL YEAR 2003 SATURN ION TO PROVIDE EPS MOTOR REPLACEMENT FOR THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/26/2005 and 03/31/2006.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Recall number: 11E009000
Recall date: 02/28/2011

Problem Summary:

TI AUTOMOTIVE IS RECALLING CERTAIN FUEL PUMPS, PART NUMBERS TU456 AND TU303, SOLD UNDER VARIOUS BRAND NAMES AS AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP MAY SEIZE, STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE CREATING A STALLING CONDITION.

Consequence:

A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.

Corrective Action:

TI AUTOMOTIVE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP WITH A NEW OR REWORKED FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 09E012000
Recall date: 04/07/2009

Problem Summary:

SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Consequence:

DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.


AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Recall number: 06V417000
Recall date: 10/31/2006

Problem Summary:

CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.

Consequence:

IF THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS, THE FRONT AIR BAG ON THE PASSENGER SIDE MAY BE DISABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE ENABLED, OR ENABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE DISABLED. IN EITHER CASE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT REQUIRES AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, A FRONT PASSENGER'S LEVEL OF INJURY MAY BE INCREASED.

Corrective Action:

BECAUSE A REPLACEMENT LEATHER SEAT COVER THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM IS NOT AVAILABLE, GENERAL MOTORS (GM) WILL REPURCHASE THESE VEHICLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS STATED IN GM¿S LETTER TO OWNERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT GM AT 1-877-477-1022 TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REPURCHASING THEIR VEHICLE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 11/06/2006.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/2005 and 08/31/2005.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 05V486000
Recall date: 10/19/2005

Problem Summary:

CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THE TIRE LABEL TABLE SPECIFIED THE 15 INCH SPARE FOR THE FRONT DISC/REAR DRUM BRAKE SYSTEM AND IT SHOULD SPECIFY A 16 INCH SPARE TIRE SIZE.

Consequence:

A 15¿ DIAMETER REPLACEMENT SPARE TIRE CAN NOT BE INSTALLED ON THE FRONT AXLE DUE TO A FIT INTERFERENCE WITH THE BRAKE CALIPER.

Corrective Action:

OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A CORRECTED LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OR THE CUSTOMERS COULD HAVE THEIR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 29, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 11/29/2005.


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