Nissan Cube - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Nissan Cube owners have reported a total of 222 problems for their cars built in the 6 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Nissan Cube. The 2009 Nissan Cube cars have the most problems reported (112 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Nissan Cube

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 Cube
4
  2013 Cube
4
  2012 Cube
15
  2011 Cube
28
  2010 Cube
59
  2009 Cube
112

  Common problems of Nissan Cube

The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for Nissan Cube cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (37 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (35 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Nissan Cube

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
37
  Steering
35
  Power Train
34
  Equipment
21
  Engine And Engine Cooling
20
  Air Bag
16
  Structure
10
  Vehicle Speed Control
7
  Other Fuel System
6
  Tire
5
   
  Electronic Stability Control
4
  Service Brakes
4
  Seat Belt
4
  Visibility
4
  Wheel
4
  Suspension
3
  Exterior Lighting
3
  Latches/locks/linkage
2
  Unknown Or Other
2
  Seats
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Nissan Cube of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Cube model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Nissan Cube model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Cube Model Years

Cube
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2014 43,5695    
0.22
  2013 46,1736    
0.11
  2012 156,0147    
0.36
  2011 2814,3008    
0.24
  2010 5919,3719    
0.34
  2009 11228,38810    
0.39

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Nissan Cube is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2012 Cube
1
  2011 Cube
1
  2010 Cube
3
  2009 Cube
7


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