2016 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

159 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 32 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (19 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2016 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 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 159, and the age of the vehicle is 2, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 159 / 237,426 / 2 * 1000 = 0.33.

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
  2018
62
  2017
61
  2016
1

small car iamge 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 159 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 808.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Malibu
7
  2017 Malibu
58
  2016 Malibu
159
  2015 Malibu
99
  2014 Malibu
164
  2013 Malibu
568
  2012 Malibu
690
  2011 Malibu
887
  2010 Malibu
1,413
  2009 Malibu
1,370
  2008 Malibu
1,091
  2007 Malibu
1,089
  2006 Malibu
1,457
  2005 Malibu
1,562
  2004 Malibu
1,826
  2003 Malibu
669
  2002 Malibu
642
  2001 Malibu
798
  2000 Malibu
987
  1999 Malibu
801
  1998 Malibu
999
  1997 Malibu
448


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