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2010 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

1,089 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 182 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (129 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 7 years is 1089, The age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1089 / 183,784 / 7 * 1000 = 0.85.

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
227
  2016
197
  2017
31

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 1,089 while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of Chevrolet Malibu is 782.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Malibu
25
  2015 Malibu
41
  2014 Malibu
112
  2013 Malibu
385
  2012 Malibu
460
  2011 Malibu
703
  2010 Malibu
1,089
  2009 Malibu
1,087
  2008 Malibu
968
  2007 Malibu
966
  2006 Malibu
1,352
  2005 Malibu
1,440
  2004 Malibu
1,770
  2003 Malibu
643
  2002 Malibu
621
  2001 Malibu
773
  2000 Malibu
976
  1999 Malibu
798
  1998 Malibu
998
  1997 Malibu
447


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