1997 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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

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

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