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2010 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

1,206 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 200 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 1206, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1206 / 183,784 / 7 * 1000 = 0.94.

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
272
  2015
232
  2016
204
  2017
128

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 1,206 while the average number of problems reported for the 21 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 784.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Malibu
13
  2016 Malibu
64
  2015 Malibu
56
  2014 Malibu
128
  2013 Malibu
481
  2012 Malibu
541
  2011 Malibu
765
  2010 Malibu
1,206
  2009 Malibu
1,213
  2008 Malibu
1,019
  2007 Malibu
1,011
  2006 Malibu
1,391
  2005 Malibu
1,491
  2004 Malibu
1,796
  2003 Malibu
661
  2002 Malibu
631
  2001 Malibu
789
  2000 Malibu
982
  1999 Malibu
798
  1998 Malibu
998
  1997 Malibu
448


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