All cars » Chevrolet » Malibu » 1997

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
  1997
1
  1998
42
  1999
32
  2000
32
  2001
23
  2002
34
  2003
29
  2004
38
  2005
13
  2006
11
  2007
5
  2008
6
  2009
4
  2010
4
  2011
1
  2012
1
  2013
2
  2014
12
  2015
3
  2016
4
  2017
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 21 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 783.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Malibu
13
  2016 Malibu
61
  2015 Malibu
55
  2014 Malibu
127
  2013 Malibu
476
  2012 Malibu
540
  2011 Malibu
765
  2010 Malibu
1,201
  2009 Malibu
1,211
  2008 Malibu
1,017
  2007 Malibu
1,008
  2006 Malibu
1,388
  2005 Malibu
1,491
  2004 Malibu
1,795
  2003 Malibu
661
  2002 Malibu
630
  2001 Malibu
789
  2000 Malibu
982
  1999 Malibu
798
  1998 Malibu
998
  1997 Malibu
448


Switch Make/Model/Year:
,   ,  

Related:  
Chevrolet Malibu Service Bulletins
Chevrolet Malibu Safety Recalls
Chevrolet Malibu Defect Investigations
Chevrolet Malibu fuel economy