2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

153 problems have been reported for the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser.
The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
with 41 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
(20 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

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 Chrysler Pt Cruiser in the United States are 65,489 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners in the last 10 years is 153, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

5

2017

7

2016

18

2015

20

2014

26

2013

19

2012

19

2011

7

2010

22

2009

6

2008

1

Compare the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chrysler Pt Cruiser,
the following table can be used to compare the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
with the Chrysler Pt Cruiser from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Pt Cruiser is 153
while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chrysler Pt Cruiser is 289.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with other model years