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2008 Hyundai Tucson - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Hyundai Tucson

49 problems have been reported for the 2008 Hyundai Tucson. The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2008 Hyundai Tucson. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 6 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (6 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. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Hyundai Tucson in the United States are 24,011 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Hyundai Tucson owners in the last 10 years is 49, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 49 / 24,011 / 10 * 1000 = 0.20.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Hyundai Tucson model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of 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
7
  2013
3
  2014
2
  2015
3
  2016
5
  2017
4
  2018
0

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

When making the decision between buying a new or used Hyundai Tucson, the following table can be used to compare the 2008 Hyundai Tucson with the Hyundai Tucson from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Tucson is 49 while the average number of problems reported for the 13 model years of the Hyundai Tucson is 103.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Tucson
90
  2016 Tucson
508
  2015 Tucson
25
  2014 Tucson
29
  2013 Tucson
46
  2012 Tucson
75
  2011 Tucson
66
  2010 Tucson
41
  2009 Tucson
14
  2008 Tucson
49
  2007 Tucson
51
  2006 Tucson
141
  2005 Tucson
208


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