2004 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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

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 14 years is 1837, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1837 / 132,403 / 14 * 1000 = 0.99.

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
  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

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 1,837 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Malibu
1
  2018 Malibu
11
  2017 Malibu
84
  2016 Malibu
212
  2015 Malibu
116
  2014 Malibu
176
  2013 Malibu
640
  2012 Malibu
749
  2011 Malibu
930
  2010 Malibu
1,456
  2009 Malibu
1,420
  2008 Malibu
1,111
  2007 Malibu
1,096
  2006 Malibu
1,486
  2005 Malibu
1,580
  2004 Malibu
1,837
  2003 Malibu
670
  2002 Malibu
642
  2001 Malibu
798
  2000 Malibu
987
  1999 Malibu
801
  1998 Malibu
999
  1997 Malibu
448


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