Are Tesla Model S Reliability Ratings About to Plunge?

Tesla’s Model S sedan scored an unprecedented “99 out of 100” from Consumer Reports last year, but the glowing endorsement from this influential publication could turn out to be short lived. Sources indicate the reliability of this car may have taken a slide.

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Ford Expects Poor Quality Scores in J.D. Power Quality Survey

Back in March, Ford started rolling out its MyFord Touch update, hoping to address several of the issues customers were complaining about.

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J.D. Power Survey Shows Toyota, Lexus Rebounding, Ford At All-Time Low

Ford‘s meteoric rise may have hit a speedbump with the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality results showing the Blue Oval at its worst ranking in a decade, coming in at 23rd. Meanwhile, perrenial quality champion Toyota rebounded from 21st last year to 7th this year, after an annus horriblus of recalls, lawsuits and quality defects that saw millions of vehicles recalled.

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Kia Most Improved Brand in ALG Perceived Quality Study

ALG, a company best known for predicting residual values on vehicles in its automotive lease guides, also conducts ‘Perceived Quality’ studies. And the findings of its most recent one (Spring 2011); indicated that of all automakers that sell cars and trucks in the U.S., the most improved in the mainstream category was Kia Motors.

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German Car Magazine Autobild Ranks Hyundai #1 In Quality

Hyundai edged out BMW and Audi in leading German car magazine Autobild’s annual quality survey. Hyundai also beat out Toyota, long considered the benchmark for quality and reliability.

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