1997 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

448 problems have been reported for the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 84 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (71 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu in 1997.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
0
  2017
1
  2016
4
  2015
3
  2014
12
  2013
2
  2012
1
  2011
1
  2010
4
  2009
4
  2008
6
  2007
5
  2006
11
  2005
13
  2004
38
  2003
29
  2002
34
  2001
23
  2000
32
  1999
32
  1998
42
  1997
1

small car iamge Compare the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chevrolet Malibu, the following table can be used to compare the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1997 Malibu is 448 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 782.

Table 3. Compare the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Malibu
6
  2017 Malibu
35
  2016 Malibu
107
  2015 Malibu
71
  2014 Malibu
148
  2013 Malibu
524
  2012 Malibu
625
  2011 Malibu
846
  2010 Malibu
1,324
  2009 Malibu
1,310
  2008 Malibu
1,054
  2007 Malibu
1,069
  2006 Malibu
1,426
  2005 Malibu
1,535
  2004 Malibu
1,811
  2003 Malibu
665
  2002 Malibu
634
  2001 Malibu
794
  2000 Malibu
983
  1999 Malibu
801
  1998 Malibu
998
  1997 Malibu
448


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