Suzuki SX4 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Suzuki SX4 owners have reported a total of 389 problems for their cars built in the 8 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 Suzuki SX4. The 2008 Suzuki SX4 cars have the most problems reported (139 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Suzuki SX4

Model Year Number of Problems
  2013 SX4
15
  2012 SX4
33
  2011 SX4
13
  2010 SX4
28
  2009 SX4
56
  2008 SX4
139
  2007 SX4
103
  2000 SX4
2

  Common problems of Suzuki SX4

The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for Suzuki SX4 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (182 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (29 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Suzuki SX4

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
182
  Electrical System
29
  Engine And Engine Cooling
22
  Power Train
21
  Seats
19
  Seat Belt
18
  Steering
15
  Equipment
14
  Service Brakes
10
  Vehicle Speed Control
10
   
  Structure
9
  Visibility
7
  Wheel
6
  Tire
6
  Exterior Lighting
6
  Gasoline Fuel System
5
  Unknown Or Other
4
  Suspension
3
  Latches/locks/linkage
1
  Traction Control System
1
  Other Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Suzuki SX4 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 SX4 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 Suzuki SX4 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 SX4 Model Years

SX4
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2013 156,8976    
0.36
  2012 3315,6177    
0.30
  2011 1313,2808    
0.12
  2010 2813,4059    
0.23
  2009 5624,85910    
0.23
  2008 13942,52211    
0.30
  2007 10315,42512    
0.56

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Suzuki SX4 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
  2013 SX4
1
  2012 SX4
4
  2011 SX4
3
  2010 SX4
9
  2009 SX4
6
  2008 SX4
13
  2007 SX4
12


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