2001 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

800 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 288 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

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 800, and the age of the vehicle is 18, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 800 / 186,784 / 18 * 1000 = 0.24.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chevrolet Malibu model year vehicles.

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
4
  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

small car iamge 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 800 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 847.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Malibu
2
  2018 Malibu
31
  2017 Malibu
170
  2016 Malibu
361
  2015 Malibu
143
  2014 Malibu
202
  2013 Malibu
707
  2012 Malibu
912
  2011 Malibu
1,042
  2010 Malibu
1,607
  2009 Malibu
1,596
  2008 Malibu
1,181
  2007 Malibu
1,146
  2006 Malibu
1,532
  2005 Malibu
1,622
  2004 Malibu
1,873
  2003 Malibu
674
  2002 Malibu
644
  2001 Malibu
800
  2000 Malibu
990
  1999 Malibu
802
  1998 Malibu
1,001
  1997 Malibu
448


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