Volvo XC60 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Volvo XC60 owners have reported a total of 145 problems for their cars built in the 9 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 Volvo XC60. The 2010 Volvo XC60 cars have the most problems reported (46 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Volvo XC60

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 XC60
4
  2017 XC60
3
  2016 XC60
3
  2015 XC60
23
  2014 XC60
13
  2013 XC60
13
  2012 XC60
14
  2011 XC60
26
  2010 XC60
46

  Common problems of Volvo XC60

The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for Volvo XC60 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (36 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (18 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Volvo XC60

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Equipment
36
  Electrical System
18
  Steering
10
  Engine And Engine Cooling
10
  Visibility
9
  Structure
8
  Air Bag
7
  Vehicle Speed Control
7
  Service Brakes
7
  Wheel
6
   
  Power Train
6
  Other Fuel System
5
  Gasoline Fuel System
4
  Electronic Stability Control
4
  Unknown Or Other
2
  Suspension
2
  Exterior Lighting
2
  Seat Belt
2

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Volvo XC60 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 XC60 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 Volvo XC60 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 XC60 Model Years

XC60
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 314,4571    
0.21
  2016 324,2342    
0.06
  2015 2328,0453    
0.27
  2014 1310,0894    
0.32
  2013 1322,0965    
0.12
  2012 1417,3766    
0.13
  2011 2613,2037    
0.28
  2010 4617,9148    
0.32


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