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Chevrolet Malibu Most Common Problems (All Years)

38
wheel bearing / hub
21
end link or bushing for stabilizer bar
20
brake caliper
17
strut (suspension)
17
tie-rod / tie-rod end
16
bulb: headlight
16
control arm / tension strut / thrust arm / lateral link
14
catalytic converter
12
evap solenoid / purge valve / vent valve
12
exhaust flex pipe / mid pipe / tail pipe
10
damper / shock absorber
10
thermostat
9
key fob
9
power door lock actuator / solenoid
9
steering shaft / steering column
9
VVT (variable valve timing) solenoid / actuator / motor / servo / cam phaser
8
ball joint
8
camshaft position sensor
8
fuel pump
8
strut bearing, mount, or brace
 
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Chart is based on 589 vehicles in TrueDelta's reliability survey.
These are the problems owners most commonly reported on TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. For many models not all entries have been coded yet, so focus on the relative numbers rather than the absolute numbers. Usually when people say "they all have this problem," the problem in question actually affects between 10 percent and 20 percent of all cars. We aren't counting wear items like brake pads and rotors that truly do require periodic replacement on all cars.