Toyota Land Cruiser - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Land Cruiser owners have reported a total of 197 problems for their cars built in the 19 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 Toyota Land Cruiser. The 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser cars have the most problems reported (39 problems).

  Common problems of Toyota Land Cruiser

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Toyota Land Cruiser cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (44 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (23 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Land Cruiser

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Toyota Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser 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 Toyota Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser Model Years

Land Cruiser
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
PPMY Index
  2017 13,1411    
  2016 33,8232    
  2015 12,2763    
  2013 55,7505    
  2010 21,4908    
  2009 62,0419    
  2008 45,08910    
  2007 42,17311    
  2006 104,85012    
  2005 104,42113    
  2004 57,13414    
  2003 76,77915    
  2002 156,33116    
  2001 118,08817    
  2000 3919,41118    

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