2006 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

The Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0455/P0461

The fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue. These faults may be caused by a fuel vapor line inside the fuel take interfering with the fuel level sensor. If this is found to be the case, repositioned and securing the vapor line should correct this concern. If no fault is found with the fuel vapor line, the fuel level sensor itself may be at fault.

No Start Due to Failed Passlock Sensor

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

coolant has been leaking several years, freq replacing; now engine oil leaking alot have replaced water pump, then replaced head gasket, then thermostat (1 answer)

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Wife plugged in the battery wrong caused a short on the computer to my Chevy Malibu LT 06 model replace computer just need to reprogram vehicle

Got a diagnostic on my 2006 Chevy Malibu and it read : Code P0463 indicates that the fuel level sensor "A" electrical circuit input signal had high volume voltage for a predetermined period of time . What does that mean and what do I need to do ? (1 answer)

What parts will I need . Why is my car doing this ? How soon can I get it fixed , how long will it take and the amount ? When driving the car the "check light engine" comes on , and your unable to speed up. It also constantly makes the gas go from "E" to full. We've rep...

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

Power Steering Failure

These vehicles have power steering units which may fail while driving.  Loss of power steering is most noticeable while driving slowly or parking, resulting in a heavier feel at the steering wheel. Slow speed maneuvers can become difficult and potentially unsafe. Dealers will replace the affected components free of charge. This recall is an expansion of an earlier GM recall (14V-153) to cover additional vehicles.  

Various Electrical Concerns

Increased resistance in an electrical connection at the body control module (BCM) may result in voltage fluctuations in the brake pedal sensor circuit. These fluctuations can cause concerns with various systems that monitor the position of the brake pedal, any of which would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will reprogram the brake pedal sensor to correct these concerns.

Transmission Shifter Position Inaccurate

The shift cable may fracture, which can mislead the driver into thinking the transmission is in a certain gear, while actually being in another. This can cause a safety issue, as when "Park" is selected, the vehicle may not be securely in "Park". Dealers will replace the shift cable assembly and mounting bracket free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

I have had this car for 5 years,and 117000 miles.i haven't had to do anything to it but ,replace brakes,oil & filters changes,tires, etc. Drives great get very good gas miles (36 on the interstate} 29 on combination city & highway.The only problem has to do with a pop in the steering sometimes when turning the wheels after a stop. A mechanic in a goodyear store said this could be fixed in a hou...
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I have had this car for 6 years. It was a great car up until last year. The fuel sensor went bad and now I have to guess when to fill up my take and pay attention to my miles to figure out when I need gas. For the last two or three years, the cars suspension, steering and brakes don't feel safe or reliable. Now the converter for the power to the car needs to be replaced, my thermostat, and ...

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