2009 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

1,433 problems have been reported for the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering with 383 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (227 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2009 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 2009 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 176,816 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 9 years is 1433, and the age of the vehicle is 9, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1433 / 176,816 / 9 * 1000 = 0.90.

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 2009 Chevrolet Malibu in 2009.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
148
  2017
194
  2016
141
  2015
296
  2014
271
  2013
134
  2012
88
  2011
55
  2010
56
  2009
1

small car iamge Compare the 2009 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 2009 Chevrolet Malibu with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2009 Malibu is 1,433 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 796.

Table 3. Compare the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Malibu
1
  2018 Malibu
12
  2017 Malibu
87
  2016 Malibu
215
  2015 Malibu
116
  2014 Malibu
179
  2013 Malibu
647
  2012 Malibu
752
  2011 Malibu
938
  2010 Malibu
1,464
  2009 Malibu
1,433
  2008 Malibu
1,115
  2007 Malibu
1,100
  2006 Malibu
1,488
  2005 Malibu
1,584
  2004 Malibu
1,837
  2003 Malibu
671
  2002 Malibu
642
  2001 Malibu
798
  2000 Malibu
989
  1999 Malibu
801
  1998 Malibu
999
  1997 Malibu
448


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