2016 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

128 problems have been reported for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.
The following chart shows the 17 most common problems for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
with 24 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train
(14 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

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 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 237,426 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 2 years is 128, and the age of the vehicle is 2, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in 2016.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

36

2017

58

2016

1

Compare the 2016 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 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2016 Malibu is 128
while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 794.

Table 3. Compare the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years