Top Automaker in Germany’s Vehicle Dependability Study is Surprising

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Top Automaker in Germany’s Vehicle Dependability Study is Surprising

Mitsubishi has the lowest reported problems per 100 vehicles in Germany, an interesting revelation seeing as the automaker struggles so much in other markets.

The J.D. Power 2016 Germany Vehicle Dependability Study is just like the U.S. study, which measures the number of problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of vehicles after 12 to 36 months of ownership. In Germany, the overall industry average is 127 problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with Mitsubishi taking top honors with 77 PP100. That’s a bit of a surprise since Mitsubishi in the U.S. is ranked lower than the industry average of 152 PP100, scoring 161.

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But what might be even more interesting is that BMW is the worst in its home country with 178 PP100, well below the industry average. In the U.S., however, BMW performs better than the industry average, scoring 142 PP100.

Rounding out the top five in Germany are Peugeot (92), Skoda (95), Volvo (96) and Seat (99). Joining BMW at the bottom of the list are Audi (150), MINI (150), Citroen (166) and Fiat (170). About the only thing consistent between the two countries is Fiat’s placement. In the U.S., Fiat scored 171 PP100, also putting it towards the bottom of the list as the seventh-worst automaker.

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  • CJC

    Well that model has been in production for almost twelve years now so it has been well and truly debugged