2003 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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

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

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

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