The Chevrolet Malibu MAXX emphasizes civilized road manners, quality construction, and buttoned-down practicality wrapped in innocuous if not anonymous styling. The Malibu MAXX is a longer-wheelbase Malibu at 187.8-inches. It is built in three trim levels: LT, LTZ, and SS. The Maxx LT is better equipped than its sedan counterpart, and comes with cruise control; P215/60R16, all-season tires on silver-painted, steel wheels; power hatch release; fore-and-aft adjustable rear seat; and other highline features. It is powered by a 201 hp 3.5-liter V-6 that is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The SS model gets the more powerful 240 hp 3.9-liter V-6. For 2006, the Malibu SS models receive a new, 240-hp, 3.9-liter V6 coupled to a sport-shift automatic.
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|MPG||22 City / 30 Hwy|
|Transmission||4-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||201 @ 5600 rpm|
ABS brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating under extreme braking, and will modulate the brake pressure to allow the tire to rotate. This increases the vehicles ability to turn while braking.
Front-impact airbags for the driver and passenger have been designed to protect the head during a frontal crash.
Seatbelt pretensioners automatically tighten seatbelts to place the occupant in the optimal seating position during a collision.
The vehicle is equipped with an ignition disable device that will prevent the engine from starting if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 15V064000
RECALL DATE: 2015-02-04
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.
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.
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.
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
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