2004 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

1,837 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 944 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(218 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 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 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 14 years is 1837, and the age of the vehicle is 14, 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 2004 Chevrolet Malibu in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

25

2017

34

2016

44

2015

100

2014

261

2013

174

2012

118

2011

202

2010

216

2009

123

2008

96

2007

64

2006

91

2005

76

2004

6

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 1,837
while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 793.

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