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2010 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

502 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 76 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (61 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 4 years is 502, The age of the vehicle is 4, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 502 / 198,770 / 4 * 1000 = 0.63.

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
130
  2014
203

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 502 while the average number of problems reported for the 18 model years of Chevrolet Malibu is 618.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1997 Malibu
435
  1998 Malibu
980
  1999 Malibu
765
  2000 Malibu
905
  2001 Malibu
690
  2002 Malibu
510
  2003 Malibu
501
  2004 Malibu
1,484
  2005 Malibu
1,103
  2006 Malibu
1,016
  2007 Malibu
589
  2008 Malibu
650
  2009 Malibu
481
  2010 Malibu
502
  2011 Malibu
229
  2012 Malibu
146
  2013 Malibu
115
  2014 Malibu
39


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