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2010 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

537 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 88 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (64 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 198,770 units [1]. The total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 5 years is 537, The age of the vehicle is 5, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 537 / 198,770 / 5 * 1000 = 0.54.

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
37
  2012
65
  2013
133
  2014
227
  2015
8

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 537 while the average number of problems reported for the 18 model years of Chevrolet Malibu is 642.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1997 Malibu
435
  1998 Malibu
982
  1999 Malibu
771
  2000 Malibu
918
  2001 Malibu
698
  2002 Malibu
520
  2003 Malibu
512
  2004 Malibu
1,510
  2005 Malibu
1,143
  2006 Malibu
1,069
  2007 Malibu
636
  2008 Malibu
686
  2009 Malibu
534
  2010 Malibu
537
  2011 Malibu
282
  2012 Malibu
157
  2013 Malibu
120
  2014 Malibu
46


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