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2008 Chevrolet Impala - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala

689 problems have been reported for the 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 119 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (87 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. PPMY index is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala in the United States are 265,840 units [1]. The total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Impala owners in the last 7 years is 689, The age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 689 / 265,840 / 7 * 1000 = 0.37.

Also see A study of reliability comparison across Chevrolet Impala model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2008
3
  2009
54
  2010
79
  2011
77
  2012
65
  2013
138
  2014
204
  2015
26

small car iamge Compare the 2008 Chevrolet Impala with Other Model Years

When buying a new or used Chevrolet Impala, make sure to check out the following table and see how the 2008 Chevrolet Impala compare with other Chevrolet Impala model years. We note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Impala is 689 while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of Chevrolet Impala is 394.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Chevrolet Impala with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Impala
89
  1997 Impala
1
  1998 Impala
1
  1999 Impala
4
  2000 Impala
791
  2001 Impala
668
  2002 Impala
743
  2003 Impala
585
  2004 Impala
999
  2005 Impala
602
  2006 Impala
544
  2007 Impala
569
  2008 Impala
689
  2009 Impala
628
  2010 Impala
314
  2011 Impala
379
  2012 Impala
118
  2013 Impala
61
  2014 Impala
100
  2015 Impala
1


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