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2008 Hyundai Tucson - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Hyundai Tucson

46 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 electrical system with 6 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (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 9 years is 46, and the age of the vehicle is 9, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 46 / 24,011 / 9 * 1000 = 0.21.

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
1

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 46 while the average number of problems reported for the 13 model years of the Hyundai Tucson is 87.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Tucson
21
  2016 Tucson
426
  2015 Tucson
14
  2014 Tucson
28
  2013 Tucson
35
  2012 Tucson
67
  2011 Tucson
61
  2010 Tucson
40
  2009 Tucson
14
  2008 Tucson
46
  2007 Tucson
50
  2006 Tucson
137
  2005 Tucson
200


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