hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,705 miles

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problem #1

Jul 042006

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,705 miles
: the contact stated that while backing out of a parking space at 5 mph, the front passenger side shock absorber detached and punctured the tire causing the vehicle to stop completely. The detachment also broke the tie rod and the strut on the passenger side. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where it was determined that the cause of the detachment was due to hitting a pothole in the parking lot. The contact did not observe any potholes in the vicinity. Updated 7/18/2006 -

- Niskayuna, NY, USA