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2008 Chevrolet Impala - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala

926 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 181 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (118 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 332,840 units [1]. The total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Impala owners in the last 8 years is 926, The age of the vehicle is 8, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 926 / 332,840 / 8 * 1000 = 0.35.

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
4
  2009
57
  2010
80
  2011
85
  2012
84
  2013
188
  2014
233
  2015
125
  2016
27

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 926 while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of Chevrolet Impala is 477.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2015 Impala
46
  2014 Impala
148
  2013 Impala
150
  2012 Impala
181
  2011 Impala
481
  2010 Impala
431
  2009 Impala
877
  2008 Impala
926
  2007 Impala
663
  2006 Impala
621
  2005 Impala
659
  2004 Impala
1,143
  2003 Impala
703
  2002 Impala
839
  2001 Impala
736
  2000 Impala
857
  1999 Impala
4
  1998 Impala
4
  1997 Impala
1
  1996 Impala
89


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