What Malibu Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2003 381 3 271 31.46
2002 461 4 270 35.92
2001 398 4 264 28.96
2000 416 5 230 32.34
1999 187 3 114 24.84
1998 154 5 102 22.12
1997 34 6 106 7.67

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