7th Gen (2008 – 2012) Chevrolet Malibu Problems

The 7th generation of the Malibu has a cumulative PainRank™ of 35.1. That can be compared against other Chevrolet generations. Shopping for a Chevrolet? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2008–2012 Malibu model years have sent in 716 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (20%) followed by the transmission (12%) and the engine (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2012 64
21.37
2011 121
37.83
2010 157
54.79
2009 191
30.26
2008 183
31.24

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