Engine Cooling System problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

Two problems related to engine cooling system 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   Engine Cooling System problem 1
Failure Date: 06/10/2008

Heard a clunking noise when turning left or right. Bulletin said to lube steering so they did. Having same problem 4 months later, called another dealer, says there is a bulletin to replace drive shaft. Also had catalytic converter replaced when vibration started when first accelerating till about 20mph,then cooling drain plug melted from the heat of the converter and poured water onto passenger front floor they fixed that very disappointed in this car(but love the price and mileage).

car   Engine Cooling System problem 2
Failure Date: 05/30/2006

38k mile 2006 chevy Malibu v-6-car shakes/vibrates/shimmies. It also rattles and clunks underneath at all speeds, feels like the bottom is falling out. Dealer refuses to acknowledge a minimum of 7 complaints. Headlights lenses are loose and the lights shake all over the place. Dealer did finally acknowledge headlight issue after the 4th complaint and I was told it is a gm problem but they have no fix and there is nothing they can do. Now that the warranty is up, they are acknowledging all previous complaints (many more than just the couple I listed here) but at my expense when these issues s/h/b taken care of at the time of the original and numerous complaints.

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