# 2016 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

## Common problems of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

98 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 17 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train
(12 problems).

### Table 1. Common problems of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

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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 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 98, and the age of the vehicle is 2, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

PPMY Index = 98 / 237,426 / 2 * 1000 = 0.21.

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 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in 2016.

#### Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year | Number of Problems |

2016 |
1 |

2017 |
52 |

2018 |
17 |

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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 98
while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 775.

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