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The Malibu is a solid, well-rounded sedan. Roomy, it offers easy cabin access, a quiet interior and a comfortable ride. Its V6 engine delivered quick acceleration and competitive fuel economy among competing V6 family sedans. While overall crash protection is average, the Malibu received a Poor in the IIHS side-crash test when tested without its optional side airbags.
Alerts
There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Chevrolet Malibu owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“Had to replace upper and lower ball joints on both sides”

Bob M., MB (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Electric power steering is failing, occasional power steering is not working”

Anonymous, IA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Parked at a store and when I tried to restart the car the steering wheel was frozen in place. Had to have car towed to dealer to have problem steering pump replaced”

David S., MI (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“Changed struts after 130K kms”

Dave B., ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace struts on both sides”

Bob M., MB (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“looseness or play in the torsion bars”

Brian F., PA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Recall on steering system”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“Rack & pinion vibration felt in the steering wheel especially when traveling over bumpy roads and uneven surfaces”

Walter R., IL (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“electric power steering motor and sensors. steering intermediate shaft was loose and worn”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Excessive play in rack and pinion. Caused vibration while braking”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

“Answered previously about noise and vibration from rack & pinion felt in the steering wheel over bumps and pot holes”

Walter R., IL (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“During a regular service it was discovered that a tie rod had to be replaced and it is just fine now. Why?---because I never forget to do regular service on my vehicles!”

Richard A., ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Brought my car in for inspection and mechanic said I needed to replace tie rods in order to pass inspection”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Chevrolet Malibu Unsure Unsure)

“Tie rods went bad. Repair was expensive”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“a little vibration in steering, repaired at the dealers”

C Y., OH (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.5-L V6)

“Bearing on front drive wheel seized. Needed to replace complete assy. $700”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Wheel bearings fail frequently. We have had to replace bearings multiple times on this car and on our previous Malibu. I'm told it is a common defect on these cars”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“changed wheel bearings after 130k kms”

Dave B., ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“Car won't lock after continued dealership fixing. Electrical problems”

Jonathan P., RI (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

“Replaced by dealer. Factory recall”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake lights functioning sporatically”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“Centre Break lights need changing”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5-L V6)

“Brake light sensors were defective and resulted in a recall. They were replaced by the dealer”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

“Not coming on when door is opened”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

“Works intermittently, not real consistent”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“remote senser was too exspensive couple years later was a lot cheaper”

Paul G., NJ (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5-L V6)

“The batteries in the key fobs were good but would not open or lock car. Had to purchase two new fobs costing over $150.00 each”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Chevrolet Malibu)

“Driver door locking intermittent using remote. Appears that door locking module may be failing. Too costly to have replaced so have to revert to key locking and unlocking of doors”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Key fobs no longer work at all even when new batteries were installed”

William J., MB (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“audible warning that an electrical items has failed and the power steering fails”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.9-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“body trim molding comes loose and catches in carwash”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Rocker panels needed to be replaced due to rust problems”

Bruce B., MA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint on lower left back of tailgate has bubbly and peeling paint”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Chevrolet Malibu Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“paint is cracking and peeling around wheel wells”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Had left dogleg repainted due to road grit wearing paint away before winter. New paint now showing same issue. Body mechanic said there is no adjustment on rear door to protect dogleg. Paint around right rear wheel well peeling away”

Michael C., ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Paint chipping off. Many little rust spots on white exterior paint”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5-L V6)

“The paint round the wheel wells is cracking and flaking off leading to rust issues”

Anonymous, NB (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Rust

“rust has seemed to develop overnight on the trunk and lower wheel well”

Diana R., OH (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“due to cracking and peeling around wheel-wells, rust is developing”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“The driver door does not fit properly. It leaks when it rains. Looking at it you would think it was in an wreck. It has no history of damage”

Drew L., MI (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Sometime does not catch”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu)

“Car auto locking system will not engage or disengage unless I have to push the button several times before it starts to work. dealership says this is "Normal" for this car!”

David S., MI (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

“power mirrors stopped working about two years ago. Decided not to pay for electrical repairs. Did not even get an estimate”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Chevrolet Malibu Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Right passenger side view mirror was accidentally damaged and stopped responding to remote adjustment from drivers door. the whole unit was replaced with a new one”

Lloyd T., KY (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

“Driver's seat vertical controls stopped working”

Robert J., SC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - temperature

“heated seats come on without switch being activated”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Torsion springs have broken several times in the past 5 years in the trunk”

Robert J., SC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“rust on tailgate and windshield wiper hose has been inoperable for many years”

Debbie W., KS (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“abs light comes on”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“I've had issues with the front wheel bearings and have had the abs light come on as a result of faulty speed sensors”

Anonymous, NB (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

“apparently the caliper developed a leak and had to be replaced they said it was a fluke”

Diana R., OH (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“All the previous; brake safety, caliber and rotor are all related. When the front passenger wheel lock, the did a complete front brake job changing both rotors, brake pad and the jam caliber”

Marcel C., QC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“brake system is too "light" for weight of car. rotors tend to overheat and warp”

Anonymous, NM (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“I have replaced rotors twice and had them turned two other times since I have owned the car”

Anonymous, NM (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Wearing”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

“Parking brake failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

“stopped working and had to replace the whole radio”

Anonymous, NH (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Pushed the exit disc button and nothing came out, and nothing was playing so I put in a disc. Now I have not one but two CD's jammed in my CD player”

William J., MB (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

“Unable to see any of the readouts on the screen during daylight driving Readout is ok while driving at night Seems to be a poor design or some other issue with this car Problem has been there since car purchased”

L P., ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

“Cd has stuck in the CD Player and will not eject. This appears to be a common problem with this model”

Leslie C., IN (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

“Recall for steering electronics part”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“The 3 problems that I had with this car were all LATE recall from GM. One was the transmission shift cable that could be out of park when the shifter was in park NHTSA 14V224000. The other brake light & cruise switch NHTSA 14V252000. Last was Power”

Marcel C., QC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

“Only works for heating and cooling on highest fan setting”

David A., DC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“The fan speed switch stop working at switch speeds 1 and 2. Dealer Cambell Chevrolet replace switch unit with a new one”

Lloyd T., KY (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“fan would not shut off right away-had to wait for appt with dealer-the not shutting continued- and then fan died-while waiting for appt I was very concerned about car fire or other damage to vehicle.Very expensive to repair and dealer erred in order”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Chevrolet Malibu)
Electrical failure

“Auto temp control system ran continually and could not be turned off. Faulty module was replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“Cheve dealership kept refilling refrigerant, which kept leaking. Dealership couldn't diagnose the problem unless we consented to a costly dismantling of the AC system”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.5-L V6)

“Antifreeze needs topping off every week or so due to unexplained loss. Diagnostics at a dealership indicated some engine problem (expensive to repair) that I can't remember! There is no visible leakage”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

“Pulled gear shifter off”

Anonymous, KS (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“the gear shifter was not smooth to move”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“This was recall NHTSA 14V224000 as discuss before”

Marcel C., QC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

“GM recall because shift cable may fracture”

Anonymous, ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu)

“Recall on transmission cable”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Coming back to town, all kinds of engine lights, things blinking. I was just sitting at a stop light and 1st and 4th no longer worked. Took to the shop, said a solenoid in the trans was bad. The transmission would need to be replaced. I asked to repl”

Wes M., MO (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Service engine light came on intermittently. Valve located on top of fuel tank stuck open , canister , related full of red dirt. Dropped fuel tank , replaced valve and canister. Took approx five hours”

C B., AL (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

“Lost level indication causing failed inspection until replaced. $300 repair”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Fuel gauge will not read correctly. This problem is all over the internet yet Chevy will not issue recall. Spent $1,000 to get fixed”

Tim S., IL (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Car will sporadically demonstrate unwillingness to start and "runs on". Priming fuel pump for by turning ignition to "on" a few seconds before starting vehicle seems to solve this problem”

Michael C., ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Needed to get this fixed in order to licence the car (emission's testing)”

Frank D., ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“vibrations & rattles under dash board”

Charles S., CA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Rattle prone suspension and steering”

Anonymous, IA (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“Generally rattley while driving on bumpy roads”

Frank D., ON (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission failed. No longer was able to go forward. Still had reverse. Replaced transmission for ~$2400”

Reginald R., CO (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5-L V6)

“I will replace the trans in the next few weeks. replacement $$$$ problems”

Wes M., MO (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

“No sign of any issue, took a long trip and the transmission just quit on the way home”

Anonymous, IN (2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS 3.9-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“Check engine light on and shop unable to identify problem. Engine lagging”

Frederic W., SC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5-L V6)

“Had three seals replaced after having oil leak for 3 years”

Debbie W., KS (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Traction control

“The repair for the traction control was to replace a complete spindle, not just a sensor”

Drew L., MI (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Ignition switch

“This part is on recall on earlier models. this is an early 2006 and I had the same problem as on recall models. Repaired at dealer and paid myself pending further recall”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Head gasket cracked”

Rose O., OH (2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Feb 04 2015
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.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured April 1, 2006, to June 30, 2006, and 2006-2007 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured April 18, 2006, to June 30, 2006. In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly, free of charge. The recall began February 24, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is 14772. Note: This is an expansion of recall 14V-153 to cover additional vehicles built between April 1, 2006 and June 30, 2006.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 69633
STEERING
Jul 21 2014
A joint bearing that fails prematurely may cause separation of the u-joint resulting in a complete loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain replacement intermediate steering shafts sold under the Dorman, OE Solutions, and Solutions brand names, part numbers 425-167, 2425167, and 7-3074, for installation on 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6, and 2007-2009 Saturn Aura vehicles. The affected steering shafts may have a yoke that inadequately supports the u-joint bearing resulting in a premature failure.
What should you do:
Dorman will notify owners, and dealers will refund the purchase price or replace the steering shafts, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14E044000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7304
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
May 14 2014
Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured May 16, 2003, through October 11, 2012, 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, through April 5, 2007, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured May 26, 2004, through January 4, 2010, and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura vehicles manufactured April 24, 2006, through May 26, 2009. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (BAS) circuit. These fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the 'PARK' position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assist features.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and 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 relearn the brake pedal home position, free of charge. The manufacturer distributed an Interim letter to customers on July 14, 2014. The recall began on August 18, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). GM's number for this recall is 13036.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V252000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2440524
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Apr 30 2014
If the transmission shift cable fractures while the vehicle is being driven, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Furthermore, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, despite selecting the ¿PARK¿ position, the transmission may not be in ¿PARK.¿ If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on April 29, 2014, that they are recalling 56,214 model year 2007 and 2008 Saturn Aura vehicles. On May 22, 2014, GM increased the recall to include an additional 1,074,899 model year 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured from May 16, 2003, through October 5, 2007, model year 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured from June 25, 2003, through April 5, 2007, and model year 2005-2008 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured from May 26, 2004, through September 28, 2007, and equipped with 4-speed transmissions. The total number vehicles being recalled is now 1,131,113.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and GM dealers will replace the shift cable assembly and mounting bracket, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 14152.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V224000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1131113
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Mar 31 2014
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.
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.
What should you do:
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 May 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. The recall began on July 17, 2014. 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.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V153000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1373177
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Feb 28 2011
A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE IN USE.
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.
What should you do:
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 BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TI AUTOMOTIVE AT 1-866-867-3759 OR LOG ON TO WWW.RECALLRESPONSE.COM.
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THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET AND REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11E009000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4887
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
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.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
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THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Oct 31 2006
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.
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.
What should you do:
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.
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GM RECALL NO. 06102.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V417000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 794
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Oct 19 2005
A 15" DIAMETER REPLACEMENT SPARE TIRE CAN NOT BE INSTALLED ON THE FRONT AXLE DUE TO A FIT INTERFERENCE WITH THE BRAKE CALIPER.
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.
What should you do:
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.
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GM RECALL NO.05091.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V486000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2351
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