2008 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu

1,159 problems have been reported for the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering
with 359 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(177 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 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 2008 Chevrolet Malibu in the United States are 155,433 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Malibu owners in the last 11 years is 1159, and the age of the vehicle is 11, 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 2008 Chevrolet Malibu in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

12

2018

77

2017

84

2016

92

2015

119

2014

224

2013

128

2012

124

2011

119

2010

87

2009

53

2008

1

Compare the 2008 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 2008 Chevrolet Malibu
with the Chevrolet Malibu from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Malibu is 1,159
while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Chevrolet Malibu is 826.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with other model years