Chevrolet Caprice - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Caprice owners have reported a total of 89 problems for their cars built in the 4 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 Chevrolet Caprice. The 1996 Chevrolet Caprice cars have the most problems reported (64 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chevrolet Caprice

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 Caprice
10
  2013 Caprice
9
  1997 Caprice
3
  1996 Caprice
64

  Common problems of Chevrolet Caprice

The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for Chevrolet Caprice cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (15 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (13 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Caprice

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
15
  Steering
13
  Suspension
11
  Electrical System
9
  Gasoline Fuel System
7
  Power Train
5
  Vehicle Speed Control
4
  Unknown Or Other
4
  Service Brakes
4
  Tire
3
   
  Visibility
3
  Equipment
2
  Seat Belt
2
  Air Bag
2
  Other Fuel System
1
  Wheel
1
  Interior Lighting
1
  Structure
1
  Exterior Lighting
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Caprice 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 Caprice 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 Chevrolet Caprice 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 Caprice Model Years

Caprice
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2014 103,9494    
0.63
  2013 93,2455    
0.55


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