2001 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

801 problems have been reported for the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.
The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
with 289 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
(162 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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 2001 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 186,784 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 18 years is 801, and the age of the vehicle is 18, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu in 2001.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

1

2018

5

2017

20

2016

22

2015

20

2014

61

2013

28

2012

38

2011

30

2010

35

2009

45

2008

30

2007

70

2006

53

2005

52

2004

72

2003

81

2002

57

2001

2

Compare the 2001 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 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2001 Malibu is 801
while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 877.

Table 3. Compare the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years