Buick Verano - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Buick Verano owners have reported a total of 318 problems for their cars built in the 6 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Buick Verano. The 2013 Buick Verano cars have the most problems reported (91 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Buick Verano

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Verano
3
  2016 Verano
35
  2015 Verano
18
  2014 Verano
84
  2013 Verano
91
  2012 Verano
87

  Common problems of Buick Verano

The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for Buick Verano cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (56 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (55 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Buick Verano

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
56
  Electrical System
55
  Air Bag
34
  Equipment
28
  Steering
25
  Power Train
20
  Wheel
17
  Electronic Stability Control
14
  Tire
11
  Vehicle Speed Control
10
   
  Visibility
10
  Service Brakes
8
  Structure
7
  Exterior Lighting
6
  Other Fuel System
6
  Suspension
5
  Seat Belt
3
  Seats
2
  Lane Departure
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Buick Verano of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Verano model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Buick Verano model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Verano Model Years

Verano
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 37,2042    
0.21
  2016 3531,8463    
0.37
  2015 1829,5344    
0.15
  2014 8445,3945    
0.37
  2013 9150,5566    
0.30
  2012 8732,6397    
0.38

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Buick Verano is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2016 Verano
13
  2015 Verano
2
  2014 Verano
14
  2013 Verano
16
  2012 Verano
11


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