Although Lexus and Porsche proved to be the dominant auto brands for having the least number of problems after three years of ownership, technology headaches continued to cause problems with the overall dependability ratings.
A new survey from the J.D. Power firm has revealed some very fascinating facts about these auto brands as well as many others.
On average, 2014 model owners reported one hundred and fifty issues per one hundred cars over the course of the last twelve months. This is up four from last year’s survey findings. Approximately twenty-three percent of the issues involved problematic tech, which can include an audio system, communications, infotainments, or navigation. Smartphones or similar devices refusing to pair up with the Bluetooth or something else is another major problem. Batteries that wore out permanently or prematurely, also proved to be an issue
What’s interesting is the fact that the ten best-selling models were also able to average the fewest range of problems. Buyers are becoming smarter and smarter when it comes to understanding what a poor dependability reputation means. What this leads to is the fact that automakers now have to work tirelessly to ensure standards. A poor dependability score can set a vehicle back to a significant degree.
Lexus and Porsche are presently tied for first with the fewest problems. Close behind, you have Toyota coming in third. Then you have Buick in fourth place. Hyundai established themselves as the most improved brand.
For now, Porsche and Lexus dominate the list. For dependability on all fronts, their vehicles currently offer consumers the best track record.