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 ProblemsSeat 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.
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.
Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Questionscoolant has been leaking several years, freq replacing; now engine oil leaking alot have replaced water pump, then replaced head gasket, then thermostat (1 answer)
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
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...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu RecallsPower 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.
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.
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.