10 Brands with Lowest Vehicle Reliability Ratings

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The latest findings from the 2024 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study have shed light on a notable downturn in the reliability of vehicles over a three-year ownership period. This year's report sees an uptick in reported problems, with the bottom ten brands showing particular susceptibility to issues that affect their dependability ratings. The average problem incidence has risen to 190 issues per 100 vehicles, indicating an industry-wide trend toward decreased reliability.

List of Least Dependable Brands

  1. Chrysler (310 PP100)
  2. Audi (275 PP100)
  3. Land Rover (268 PP100)
  4. Volkswagen (267 PP100)
  5. Lincoln (251 PP100)
  6. Volvo (245 PP100)
  7. Ford (239 PP100)
  8. Infiniti (219 PP100)
  9. Mercedes-Benz (218 PP100)
  10. Acura (216 PP100)

Examination of the Study's Findings

The VDS report not only reveals the issues that are most commonly reported by vehicle owners, such as those with infotainment systems, but also casts a spotlight on the specific struggles of the brands at the lower end of the dependability spectrum. The findings underscore the need for improved technology integration and mechanical reliability.

While some brands have managed to uphold strong dependability ratings, the study points to significant improvement opportunities for the brands at the bottom. This could be vital for their future market performance and customer satisfaction.

Significance of the VDS and J.D. Power's Expertise

J.D. Power's VDS provides a resource for prospective buyers prioritizing vehicle reliability and manufacturers aiming to refine their offerings. The study's insights stem from data collected from a pool of vehicle owners, highlighting the aspects of vehicle performance that endure over time.

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