# 2002 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

## Common problems of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

634 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 258 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting
(123 problems).

### Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

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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 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 634, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

PPMY Index = 634 / 144,947 / 16 * 1000 = 0.27.

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 2002 Chevrolet Malibu in 2002.

#### Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year | Number of Problems |

2002 |
1 |

2003 |
22 |

2004 |
41 |

2005 |
68 |

2006 |
62 |

2007 |
52 |

2008 |
58 |

2009 |
40 |

2010 |
41 |

2011 |
17 |

2012 |
25 |

2013 |
23 |

2014 |
85 |

2015 |
42 |

2016 |
17 |

2017 |
10 |

2018 |
1 |

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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 634
while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 769.

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