2006 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

1,459 problems have been reported for the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering with 818 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (129 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 177,262 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 12 years is 1459, and the age of the vehicle is 12, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1459 / 177,262 / 12 * 1000 = 0.69.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chevrolet Malibu model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu in 2006.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
45
  2017
68
  2016
66
  2015
110
  2014
315
  2013
157
  2012
104
  2011
128
  2010
195
  2009
115
  2008
68
  2007
51
  2006
1

small car iamge Compare the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chevrolet Malibu, the following table can be used to compare the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2006 Malibu is 1,459 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 809.

Table 3. Compare the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Malibu
7
  2017 Malibu
58
  2016 Malibu
159
  2015 Malibu
99
  2014 Malibu
164
  2013 Malibu
568
  2012 Malibu
694
  2011 Malibu
888
  2010 Malibu
1,413
  2009 Malibu
1,374
  2008 Malibu
1,094
  2007 Malibu
1,089
  2006 Malibu
1,459
  2005 Malibu
1,563
  2004 Malibu
1,826
  2003 Malibu
669
  2002 Malibu
642
  2001 Malibu
798
  2000 Malibu
987
  1999 Malibu
801
  1998 Malibu
999
  1997 Malibu
448


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