Chrysler Cirrus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chrysler Cirrus owners have reported a total of 472 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 Chrysler Cirrus. The 1996 Chrysler Cirrus cars have the most problems reported (162 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chrysler Cirrus

Model Year Number of Problems
  2001 Cirrus
1
  2000 Cirrus
105
  1999 Cirrus
63
  1998 Cirrus
72
  1997 Cirrus
69
  1996 Cirrus
162

  Common problems of Chrysler Cirrus

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Chrysler Cirrus cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (76 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (57 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chrysler Cirrus

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
76
  Service Brakes
57
  Electrical System
55
  Power Train
48
  Steering
46
  Suspension
31
  Vehicle Speed Control
25
  Air Bag
24
  Gasoline Fuel System
18
  Tire
18
   
  Structure
13
  Equipment
11
  Visibility
11
  Unknown Or Other
7
  Seat Belt
6
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Other Fuel System
5
  Exterior Lighting
4
  Wheel
3
  Parking Brake
3
  Seats
2
  Air Brake
2
  Electronic Stability Control
1
  Interior Lighting
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chrysler Cirrus 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 Cirrus 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 Chrysler Cirrus 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 Cirrus Model Years

Cirrus
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2000 10547,04418    
0.12

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chrysler Cirrus 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
  2000 Cirrus
7
  1999 Cirrus
6
  1998 Cirrus
2
  1997 Cirrus
9
  1996 Cirrus
25


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