Plymouth Breeze - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Plymouth Breeze owners have reported a total of 866 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 Plymouth Breeze. The 1996 Plymouth Breeze cars have the most problems reported (268 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Plymouth Breeze

Model Year Number of Problems
  2002 Breeze
2
  2000 Breeze
42
  1999 Breeze
151
  1998 Breeze
201
  1997 Breeze
202
  1996 Breeze
268

  Common problems of Plymouth Breeze

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Plymouth Breeze cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (300 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (87 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Plymouth Breeze

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
300
  Steering
87
  Power Train
85
  Service Brakes
82
  Electrical System
56
  Air Bag
44
  Suspension
39
  Gasoline Fuel System
27
  Vehicle Speed Control
23
  Unknown Or Other
21
   
  Equipment
20
  Visibility
18
  Structure
15
  Seat Belt
11
  Seats
6
  Exterior Lighting
5
  Tire
5
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Other Fuel System
5
  Child Seat
4
  Parking Brake
3
  Air Brake
2
  Wheel
2
  Interior Lighting
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Plymouth Breeze 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 Breeze 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 Plymouth Breeze 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 Breeze Model Years

Breeze
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2000 4215,72318    
0.15

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Plymouth Breeze 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
  2000 Breeze
1
  1999 Breeze
13
  1998 Breeze
19
  1997 Breeze
6
  1996 Breeze
20


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