hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,152 miles

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problem #30

Feb 132021


  • 149,000 miles
Was driving car and the engine cut off. Reduced engine power showed on my radio and traction light came on on the dash. I have to put the car in park, turn ignition off, wait a couple of minutes, then crank it back up to drive. This has happened several times. I have noticed that it happens when it is raining or has rained. When the roads are wet. It has happened while driving and when stopping at a traffic light or stop sign. It has happened both while driving and braking. C0242 - engine control module indicated traction control malfunction is the code it is giving me. This is causing my gas mileage to drop to around 230-250 miles per tank. When I was getting almost 400 per tank.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #29

Oct 232019


  • 148,000 miles
Car runs fine then without warning it will just die. Does this while driving in motion. It is car used by two new teen drivers. It is very unsafe because they don't have a lot of driving time. I looked at a lot of wiring connections, cleaned up all ground connections with wire brush, replaced temp sensor, crank position sensor, been going thru and fixing bad wiring connections. Replaced fuel pump. And fixed broken wires coming out of body that go to fuel gauge.

- Hartland, WI, USA

problem #28

Feb 012019


  • miles
Antifreeze leak water pump and water inlet tube.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #27

Mar 012018


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While the vehicle was stationary and while driving various speeds, it stalled without warning on several occasions. On each occasion, the contact immediately activated the hazard lights and coasted the vehicle to the side of the road. The contact stated that the anti-lock brake warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled and would not restart after several attempts. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. An independent mechanic replaced the alternator, ignition switch, starter, fuel tank, and the battery; however, the failures recurred. Vandergriff Chevrolet (1200 West interstate 20, arlington, Texas 76017, (682) 323-2486) was made aware of the failures. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired by the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

- Fortworth, TX, USA

problem #26

Dec 272017


  • 153,000 miles
Engine power reduced, traction control, service engine light the first time the issue occurred, my car was in park. I started my vehicle, it didnt turn over on the first try, I simply tried again and it started but a service message popped up stating "engine power reduced and my car would not accelerate at all, my traction control light came on as well as service engine soon. I let my car sit for a while and decided to turn my car off and try again, same message, several hours later it started fine, the heck engine light was on and I drove it with no issues, started my car again and the check engine light turned off. About a week later, this happened again, same circumstances. About 2 weeks later, while driving down the road, this happened again and my car slowed down drastically and wouldnt exceed 10 mph. The next time I drove the vehicle my car flashed a warned message simply stating " power steering" with no noticeable signs of loss of power steering, however last year I had to replace a sensor for my power steering that was a recall, when I brought it to a dealership to be fixed they claimed my recall was fixed and they wouldnt cover the cost, after replacing the recall affect sensor I no longer had the issue, I have replaced several parts to try to fix this issue, so the fault is currently unknown. I have researched this issue and seen that many other people have had this issue. GM has done nothing to fix this very dangerous condition.

- Central Square, NY, USA

problem #25

Oct 102017


  • 161,000 miles
Engine has begun malfunctioning for no reason. Experienced problem 5 times in past week. 1) vehicle was traveling at approximately 50 mph on freeway. Traction control light and check engine light came on simultaneously. Radio indicated "reduce engine power". I released gas pedal. Radio then indicated "engine disabled, " and engine shut off. Coasted to a stop. Turned key to "off" position. Tried to restart, but would not crank (everything was completely silent). Tried to crank again a minute later. Engine started without hesitation. Check engine light came on, but immediately went off. Drove straight to mechanical within 5 miles. There were no codes to read. 2) vehicle was traveling 30 mph on city street, moving forward. Traction control and check engine lights came on. Radio read "reduce engine power" and within a few seconds changed to "engine disabled" as engine shut down. Stopped car. Would not crank. Removed key and waited one minute. Car cranked and drove with no problem and no indicator lights. 3) vehicle was stationary in driveway. Traction control and check engine lights came on. Radio indicated "reduce engine power" and then "engine diabled". engine shut down. Turned key to "off" position. Waited one minute. Car started and ran with no problem and no indicator lights on. 4) same incident in same order while traveling 45 mph on service road. 5) happened in same manner while traveling 70 mph on freeway.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #24

Jan 042016


  • 218,000 miles
I pulled into the parking lot at work and it said engine power decreasing and then started making strange messed up noises and I coasted into the parking lot it didn't die but it wouldn't let me go any faster. I took the car to the auto parts store and had them put a scanner on it. Of which it showed multiple codes all resulting in the same issue the mass flow sensor. I was told that since it has happened once it's liable to keep happening making my vehicle unreliable and I am a single mom.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #23

Jun 012016


  • 88,000 miles
While driving the traction control light comes on and the engine turns off completely. When brought in to be looked at the system said that there was never a problem in the first place. We cant use heater or A/C without the car dying 100% of the time.

- Hubbell, MI, USA

problem #22

Dec 122015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at 30 mph, the speedometer gauge on the instrument panel failed to indicate the actual speed of the vehicle. The check engine warning light illuminated constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Wai'anae, HI, USA

problem #21

Dec 052014


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 50 mph in cold temperatures, the vehicle decelerated and the reduce engine power and check engine warning lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000. The VIN was not available.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #20

May 012015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving at 24 mph, the vehicle vibrated whenever the gears were shifted. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #19

Mar 022015


  • 120,000 miles
Our 2006 Chevy Malibu low coolant light came on. It was checked and coolant was put in the vehicle. It continued to come on. It was taken to our regular Chevy dealer in March 2015 who misdiagnosed the problem and replaced the coolant reservoir. The low coolant light came back on and we were loosing more engine coolant in June 2015. It was taken back to our dealer. We were told it has a cracked head gasket and the leak is internal. The Chevy dealer recommended the entire engine be replaced as a precaution because it has over 100, 000 miles. Our 2006 Chevy Malibu have been maintained well and kept up with all maintenance.. and for the gasket to be leaking is beyond us. The leak could not be seen to the visible eye. The only way we knew their was a leak was because the low coolant light came on, which was the reason why we took it to the mechanic. We are disappointed with the misdiagnose of our vehicle and with the problem. The Chevy dealer did refund us for the misdiagnose of the problem but nothing else was offered or done. Now we have to figure out what to do because we need our car.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #18

Aug 252008


  • 45,447 miles
Vehicle stalls intermittently when stopped and idling. This occurs when backing up and also when idling. It seems to occur more so when the air temperature outside is very hot. Usually when it is around 85 - 90 degrees outside. Vehicle usually restarts ok. Only one instance when engine was turned off twice while idling, it would not restart until engine cooled down. Then was able to start engine. Mechanics have not been able to detect problem even when vehicle was scanned for codes. Have taken it to different automotive service shops including dealerships and no one can find the problem because they state it is intermittent. Air temperature outside of vehicle seems to be a key factor with car stalling when temperature very hot. The car has never overheated when this occurs.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #17

Jan 012015


  • 88,000 miles
While driving the car will start slowing down and it says on the dash "reduced engine power". it happens while driving and also when starting from a stop. Vehicle also stalls out when coming to a stop. Vehicle does this when it is cold outside. Very dangerous that this happens while my wife is driving our children. No one can explain why this is happening.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #16

Jul 312014


  • 169,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the steering wheel seized and excessive force on the steering wheel was required. The contact also stated that the engine stalled. The transmission failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 169,000.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #15

Jan 102015

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle completely shut off and the engine restarted. The vehicle started to roll backwards down a hill. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 02/24/15 updated 6/10/2015

- Natchez, MS, USA

problem #14

Jan 122014

Malibu 4-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
Was driving at 45mph and Chevy Malibu stalled. Was able to start back up but stalled again and has yet to restart. Took to mechanic and told the engine needed to be replaced. This is a common problem and there has yet to be any recalls.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #13

Dec 232014


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that the traction control and engine shutting down warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Troy, KS, USA

problem #12

Sep 242014


  • 121,000 miles
When I try to start my Chevy Malibu it doesn't catch after turning the key and will constantly die. Already replaced the starter, fuel intake, etc but continues the same problems.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #11

Sep 092013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. While driving at low speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Tyler, TX, USA

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