2002 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

642 problems have been reported for the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu.
The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 2002 Chevrolet Malibu.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
with 259 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting
(125 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 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 2002 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 144,947 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 16 years is 642, and the age of the vehicle is 16, 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 2002 Chevrolet Malibu in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

9

2017

10

2016

17

2015

42

2014

85

2013

23

2012

25

2011

17

2010

41

2009

40

2008

58

2007

52

2006

62

2005

68

2004

41

2003

22

2002

1

Compare the 2002 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 2002 Chevrolet Malibu
with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Malibu is 642
while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 806.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years