2010 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

1,489 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 272 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (174 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 8 years is 1489, and the age of the vehicle is 8, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1489 / 183,784 / 8 * 1000 = 1.01.

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
  2018
189
  2017
199
  2016
215
  2015
233
  2014
274
  2013
162
  2012
94
  2011
41
  2010
2

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 1,489 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 802.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Malibu
1
  2018 Malibu
19
  2017 Malibu
91
  2016 Malibu
223
  2015 Malibu
120
  2014 Malibu
181
  2013 Malibu
652
  2012 Malibu
774
  2011 Malibu
951
  2010 Malibu
1,489
  2009 Malibu
1,439
  2008 Malibu
1,127
  2007 Malibu
1,106
  2006 Malibu
1,496
  2005 Malibu
1,587
  2004 Malibu
1,842
  2003 Malibu
672
  2002 Malibu
643
  2001 Malibu
799
  2000 Malibu
989
  1999 Malibu
801
  1998 Malibu
999
  1997 Malibu
448


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