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2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

146 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 (18 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 9 years is 146, and the age of the vehicle is 9, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 146 / 65,489 / 9 * 1000 = 0.25.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chrysler Pt Cruiser model year vehicles.

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
  2008
1
  2009
6
  2010
22
  2011
7
  2012
19
  2013
19
  2014
26
  2015
20
  2016
18
  2017
5

small car iamge 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 146 while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chrysler Pt Cruiser is 283.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2010 Pt Cruiser
20
  2009 Pt Cruiser
134
  2008 Pt Cruiser
146
  2007 Pt Cruiser
166
  2006 Pt Cruiser
441
  2005 Pt Cruiser
273
  2004 Pt Cruiser
228
  2003 Pt Cruiser
261
  2002 Pt Cruiser
528
  2001 Pt Cruiser
640


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