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2010 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

1,175 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 196 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (141 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. The PPMY index of a certain model 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]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 7 years is 1175, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1175 / 183,784 / 7 * 1000 = 0.91.

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 2010 Chevrolet Malibu in 2010.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2010
2
  2011
41
  2012
91
  2013
162
  2014
271
  2015
232
  2016
204
  2017
98

small car iamge Compare the 2010 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 2010 Chevrolet Malibu with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2010 Malibu is 1,175 while the average number of problems reported for the 21 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 776.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Malibu
10
  2016 Malibu
54
  2015 Malibu
52
  2014 Malibu
121
  2013 Malibu
455
  2012 Malibu
520
  2011 Malibu
751
  2010 Malibu
1,175
  2009 Malibu
1,196
  2008 Malibu
1,014
  2007 Malibu
1,003
  2006 Malibu
1,386
  2005 Malibu
1,481
  2004 Malibu
1,794
  2003 Malibu
656
  2002 Malibu
630
  2001 Malibu
786
  2000 Malibu
982
  1999 Malibu
798
  1998 Malibu
998
  1997 Malibu
447


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