2006 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

1,549 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 870 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(138 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

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 13 years is 1549, and the age of the vehicle is 13, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

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

2019

36

2018

89

2017

75

2016

66

2015

110

2014

315

2013

157

2012

104

2011

128

2010

195

2009

118

2008

68

2007

51

2006

1

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 1,549
while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 869.

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