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2008 Hyundai Tucson - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Hyundai Tucson

34 problems have been reported for the 2008 Hyundai Tucson. The following chart shows the 16 most common problems for 2008 Hyundai Tucson. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 5 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (5 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Hyundai Tucson

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. PPMY index is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Hyundai Tucson in the United States are 19,027 units [1]. The total number of problems reported by Hyundai Tucson owners in the last 6 years is 34, The age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 34 / 19,027 / 6 * 1000 = 0.30.

Also see A study of reliability comparison across Hyundai Tucson model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2008 Hyundai Tucson in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2008
2
  2009
12
  2010
7
  2011
4
  2012
5
  2013
2
  2014
2

small car iamge Compare the 2008 Hyundai Tucson with Other Model Years

When buying a new or used Hyundai Tucson, make sure to check out the following table and see how the 2008 Hyundai Tucson compare with other Hyundai Tucson model years. We note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Tucson is 34 while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of Hyundai Tucson is 47.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Hyundai Tucson with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2005 Tucson
164
  2006 Tucson
112
  2007 Tucson
30
  2008 Tucson
34
  2009 Tucson
11
  2010 Tucson
30
  2011 Tucson
42
  2012 Tucson
37
  2013 Tucson
13
  2014 Tucson
4


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