2009 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

1,352 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 362 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(218 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2009 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 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 1352, and the age of the vehicle is 9, 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 2009 Chevrolet Malibu in 2009.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

83

2017

186

2016

136

2015

296

2014

268

2013

134

2012

88

2011

55

2010

56

2009

1

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 1,352
while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 794.

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