2004 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

1,877 problems have been reported for the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering with 959 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (220 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 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 2004 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 132,403 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 15 years is 1877, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1877 / 132,403 / 15 * 1000 = 0.95.

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 2004 Chevrolet Malibu in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
19
  2018
43
  2017
34
  2016
45
  2015
101
  2014
261
  2013
174
  2012
118
  2011
202
  2010
216
  2009
123
  2008
96
  2007
64
  2006
91
  2005
76
  2004
6

small car iamge Compare the 2004 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 2004 Chevrolet Malibu with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Malibu is 1,877 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 849.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Malibu
3
  2018 Malibu
36
  2017 Malibu
175
  2016 Malibu
368
  2015 Malibu
143
  2014 Malibu
203
  2013 Malibu
717
  2012 Malibu
915
  2011 Malibu
1,047
  2010 Malibu
1,611
  2009 Malibu
1,605
  2008 Malibu
1,182
  2007 Malibu
1,148
  2006 Malibu
1,532
  2005 Malibu
1,623
  2004 Malibu
1,877
  2003 Malibu
676
  2002 Malibu
644
  2001 Malibu
800
  2000 Malibu
990
  1999 Malibu
802
  1998 Malibu
1,001
  1997 Malibu
448


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