Check Engine Light On problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

Eight problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu based on all problems reported for the 2006 Malibu.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 10/10/2017

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.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 12/12/2015

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.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 12/05/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph in cold temperatures, the vehicle decelerated as the the reduce engine power and check engine warning light 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. Ss.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a independent dealer where the engine was diagnosed needed to be replaced. The engine was repaired. The contact stated the check engine light remained illuminated after the repair. The problem recurred daily. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 73,000. The VIN number is unavailable. Jb.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 01/16/2014

Merging onto interstate at 55 merge speed and as entering onto first thru lane the power steering died out and acceleration dropped on its own. Nearly hit by an 18 wheeler that had been safely back from my entry point before the steering and engine both failed. I pulled as hard as I could to the right and a bell rang but there was no check engine light or any other indicator light for the steering. When I braked, the steering came back and I was able to pull to the right out of harms way. There was no other car on the entry ramp or I am sure we would have been rear ended at high speed this happens often in ordinary traffic at speeds between 35 and 45 once the car is warmed up when I attempt to change lanes and sometimes a bell rings and other times it does not. I received a recall notice #13036 and it describes symptoms included here and additional potential problems. The part is not yet available as gm has been telling me since March of this year. I have discontinued driving this car unless it is absolutely necessary and if the distance is less than 5 miles because it has not yet warmed up to cause the problem. This is a dangerous defect and we were lucky to have not been killed by the 18 wheeler.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 10/04/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS. The contact stated that the fuel gauge was inoperative and would read that the tank was either empty or full erroneously. The check engine warning light would also illuminate intermittently. The dealer denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 73,000. Updated 11/16/lj the consumer also stated the catalytic converter was clogged and the vehicle would not accelerate in passing gear. Updated 11/30/11.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 7
Failure Date: 08/15/2010

2006 chevy Malibu lt, 2. 2 is stalling, started mid Aug 2010. It happens mostly when the rpms go between . 5 to 1. I am not sure how many times it has stalled but I would estimate it has happened about 15-25 times. I have to hold the break down firmly while gently accelerating to keep the car on. The stalling occurs while im stopped or when I'm in motion, which may cause an accident on the road or highway. I tried changing the spark plugs & that didn't work. The check engine light had been on before it started stalling, I finally got it checked and codes p0106 and p0121 came up. Took to a mechanic today and suggested I report this here first after asking me if I thought it was a safety hazard for the highway, when my car stalls.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 8
Failure Date: 02/01/2010

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated when she applied pressure to the brakes, the brake light would not illuminate and when it would illuminate, it would not shut off. In addition, she noticed that the check engine warning light was also illuminated. When attempting to accelerate, the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal knocking from the engine followed by a violent jerking. The steering wheel also seized intermittently, making it difficult to control the vehicle. The dealer replaced the oxygen banks one and two, core pack, spark plugs and the prongs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The current mileage was 155,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Kmj.




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