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2010 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

983 problems have been reported for the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering with 161 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (115 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2010 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. PPMY index is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 183,784 units [1]. The total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 6 years is 983, The age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 983 / 183,784 / 6 * 1000 = 0.89.

Also see A study of reliability comparison across Chevrolet Malibu model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu in 2010.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2010
2
  2011
40
  2012
90
  2013
161
  2014
267
  2015
218
  2016
131

small car iamge Compare the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu with Other Model Years

When buying a new or used Chevrolet Malibu, make sure to check out the following table and see how the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu compare with other Chevrolet Malibu model years. We note that the number of problems reported for the 2010 Malibu is 983 while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of Chevrolet Malibu is 751.

Table 3. Compare the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Malibu
12
  2015 Malibu
35
  2014 Malibu
102
  2013 Malibu
302
  2012 Malibu
401
  2011 Malibu
653
  2010 Malibu
983
  2009 Malibu
1,006
  2008 Malibu
926
  2007 Malibu
923
  2006 Malibu
1,307
  2005 Malibu
1,394
  2004 Malibu
1,750
  2003 Malibu
637
  2002 Malibu
620
  2001 Malibu
765
  2000 Malibu
971
  1999 Malibu
795
  1998 Malibu
995
  1997 Malibu
447


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