2009 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

1,517 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 415 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (238 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 10 years is 1517, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1517 / 176,816 / 10 * 1000 = 0.86.

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
  2019
39
  2018
185
  2017
196
  2016
147
  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 1,517 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 826.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Malibu
2
  2018 Malibu
24
  2017 Malibu
127
  2016 Malibu
315
  2015 Malibu
137
  2014 Malibu
190
  2013 Malibu
685
  2012 Malibu
837
  2011 Malibu
1,007
  2010 Malibu
1,545
  2009 Malibu
1,517
  2008 Malibu
1,159
  2007 Malibu
1,128
  2006 Malibu
1,516
  2005 Malibu
1,610
  2004 Malibu
1,860
  2003 Malibu
673
  2002 Malibu
644
  2001 Malibu
800
  2000 Malibu
989
  1999 Malibu
802
  1998 Malibu
1,001
  1997 Malibu
448


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