2006 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

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

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu
$
882
to $
3,044
2006 Chevrolet Malibu
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132
to $
560
2006 Chevrolet Malibu
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349
to $
661
2006 Chevrolet Malibu
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246
to $
825
2006 Chevrolet Malibu
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91
to $
416

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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.

Seat Frame broken

The car dealership looked at the seat frame after I reported that the seat was jiggling getting in and out of the car and going around corners. The seat frame is broken. They say they can only replace it for $900. We had a discount with the dealer which made it $765.

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

HVAC fan works intermittently. (1 answer)

My HVAC fan works intermittently. It either doesn't work at all, it will come on sometimes while driving down the road and works fine until I turn off the engine. Then nothing again. I have replaces resister relay and fan clutch relay. Mechanic thinks fan motor. This doesn't make sense t...

what brand spark plugs should I use for my old 06 Malibu (1 answer)

I'm currently using Autolite XP but they seem to be giving me problems

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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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

Rated
based on 5 customer reviews
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 ...
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...
I have a 2006 Malibu and continue to have problems with the brakes, had to have rotors turned last time....find myself shifting down to 2nd gear to slow down so there's no shimming of the brakes. Have paid over $600 to replace power steering pump and hear that this is a major problem, along with the brakes, with Malibu's. I now have to take it in because the mechanism in the trunk that helps ...

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