2016 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

266 problems have been reported for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.
The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
with 52 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(36 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 3 years is 266, and the age of the vehicle is 3, 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

2019

10

2018

147

2017

69

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 266
while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 811.

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