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2008 Chevrolet Impala - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala

1,001 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 197 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (126 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. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala in the United States are 332,840 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Impala owners in the last 10 years is 1001, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1001 / 332,840 / 10 * 1000 = 0.30.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chevrolet Impala model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of 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
4
  2009
57
  2010
80
  2011
85
  2012
85
  2013
189
  2014
234
  2015
130
  2016
60
  2017
33
  2018
1

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

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chevrolet Impala, the following table can be used to compare the 2008 Chevrolet Impala with the Chevrolet Impala from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Impala is 1,001 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Impala is 470.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Impala
1
  2017 Impala
15
  2016 Impala
22
  2015 Impala
76
  2014 Impala
235
  2013 Impala
304
  2012 Impala
257
  2011 Impala
587
  2010 Impala
552
  2009 Impala
1,073
  2008 Impala
1,001
  2007 Impala
726
  2006 Impala
671
  2005 Impala
692
  2004 Impala
1,199
  2003 Impala
767
  2002 Impala
870
  2001 Impala
782
  2000 Impala
882
  1999 Impala
4
  1998 Impala
4
  1997 Impala
1
  1996 Impala
89


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