2003 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

672 problems have been reported for the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 277 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (82 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 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 2003 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 177,260 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 15 years is 672, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 672 / 177,260 / 15 * 1000 = 0.25.

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 2003 Chevrolet Malibu in 2003.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
8
  2017
18
  2016
21
  2015
53
  2014
113
  2013
61
  2012
46
  2011
45
  2010
48
  2009
27
  2008
38
  2007
54
  2006
26
  2005
31
  2004
45
  2003
2

small car iamge Compare the 2003 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 2003 Chevrolet Malibu with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 Malibu is 672 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 799.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Malibu
1
  2018 Malibu
16
  2017 Malibu
90
  2016 Malibu
220
  2015 Malibu
120
  2014 Malibu
180
  2013 Malibu
649
  2012 Malibu
766
  2011 Malibu
944
  2010 Malibu
1,478
  2009 Malibu
1,434
  2008 Malibu
1,118
  2007 Malibu
1,104
  2006 Malibu
1,492
  2005 Malibu
1,587
  2004 Malibu
1,842
  2003 Malibu
672
  2002 Malibu
643
  2001 Malibu
798
  2000 Malibu
989
  1999 Malibu
801
  1998 Malibu
999
  1997 Malibu
448


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