Volvo XC60 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Volvo XC60 owners have reported a total of 177 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 (50 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 XC60
11
  2017 XC60
3
  2016 XC60
5
  2015 XC60
30
  2014 XC60
13
  2013 XC60
15
  2012 XC60
19
  2011 XC60
31
  2010 XC60
50

  Common problems of Volvo XC60

The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for Volvo XC60 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (42 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (22 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Volvo XC60

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Equipment
42
  Electrical System
22
  Visibility
16
  Engine And Engine Cooling
13
  Structure
11
  Service Brakes
10
  Steering
10
  Air Bag
8
  Vehicle Speed Control
7
  Wheel
7
   
  Power Train
6
  Electronic Stability Control
6
  Other Fuel System
5
  Gasoline Fuel System
4
  Suspension
3
  Exterior Lighting
2
  Seat Belt
2
  Unknown Or Other
2
  Lane Departure
1

  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
  2018 1111,5491    
0.95
  2017 325,7212    
0.06
  2016 524,2333    
0.07
  2015 3028,0464    
0.27
  2014 1310,0895    
0.26
  2013 1522,0966    
0.11
  2012 1917,3767    
0.16
  2011 3113,2038    
0.29
  2010 5017,9149    
0.31


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