2008 Chevrolet Malibu - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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

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 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

      PPMY Index = 1159 / 155,433 / 11 * 1000 = 0.68.

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 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

small car iamge 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Malibu
1
  2018 Malibu
24
  2017 Malibu
126
  2016 Malibu
315
  2015 Malibu
137
  2014 Malibu
189
  2013 Malibu
685
  2012 Malibu
836
  2011 Malibu
1,006
  2010 Malibu
1,539
  2009 Malibu
1,515
  2008 Malibu
1,159
  2007 Malibu
1,128
  2006 Malibu
1,515
  2005 Malibu
1,610
  2004 Malibu
1,860
  2003 Malibu
673
  2002 Malibu
644
  2001 Malibu
800
  2000 Malibu
989
  1999 Malibu
802
  1998 Malibu
1,001
  1997 Malibu
448


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