The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study has been released. Each year, the J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study examines 233 problems, organized into eight categories, measuring new vehicle quality at 90 days of ownership. This year's study was based on nearly 80,000 responses from owners and lessees of 2017 model year vehicles, with consumers being surveyed from February through May.
New vehicle quality overall for the industry reached a new record high, improving eight percent compared to last year's record-setting year. The industry average for the 2017 study is 97 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), down from 105 a year ago. According to J.D. Power, the only category to do worse this year was features, controls, and displays. The largest increases in problems were for cruise control, lane departure warning, collision avoidance/alert systems, and blind spot warning.
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So AUTOGUIDE, let me get this straight. You say Hyundai is the leader in Lemons from January 2016 - December 2016. However, they're not on this list? Where and how do you guys get your info? I was going to buy a 2018 Elantra this summer now I don't know what to believe.
Are you people bunch of stupid lunatic idiotic idiots. The car brands you people have show are known for 'Worst' initial quality....I mean brands like Audi, Land Rover, infinity etc. I think you people should go get yourself fucked from Chinese car makers then probably you'll understand what does worst quality mean. Idiots
Alot of these are cars that try to go above and beyond with extra feature, but they mess up on some. Just as well i dont think its fair for them to be criticized about it. I mean seriously Mazda, Volvo, and Subaru? I mean WTH. Alot of these it because the dumbos the card dont know how to use the infotainment system.
wheres ford chrysler jeep junk? this is rigged theirs no way ford cant even put a steering wheel on their fusion had to recall lotts of them junkers tell em quit go outta business ruining the good cars chevy honda toyota with their junk overproduction priced junk
No one cares if a car has a slight issue. These car reliability tests seriously need to start categorizing issues. Show us the mechanical damage to the engine and transmission, no one gives a fuck about else.
JD powers explanation of initial quality is wacky. It's just people complaining about confusing or annoying features. This isn't a reliability survey. I still don't get initial quality. Really suprised mazda, Subaru, and audi are on this list.
Im confused, Subaru is usually rated very high in reliability. Also why is Audi on this list for initial quality? i can understand problems down the road, but I have never heard anyone complain about Audis for the first several years.
This list has little value because a majority of the complaints come from users who don't know how to use the infotainment or operate the vehicle's other features. Long term vehicle testing and surveys give a much better idea of how well a vehicle actually works.That said, I'm not surprised to see FCA has topped the list.
Subaru and Mazda should not be on this list. Look at Consumer Reports and you will see they are rated VERY highly. I think it was just complaints about people not understanding the controls. I have a 2017 Subaru Outback and it is a year old now. It has not had a single problem. JD Power always did seem completely off from other auto research companies. I would not trust this list or anything from JD Power.
I believe these survey results came from old people and middle aged people who don't know how to read an owner's manual and complain about every sound these cars make. If younger people were given a chance with these cars, then the survey results might come out better.
Dumb survey or poor review of survey. No distinction between an issue that costs $1 to repair and does not effect the car mechanically, to a $1000 repair that will put your car on the scrap heap if not fixed.
People who love cars are not included. Tech savvy folks are excluded. Most people buy the cars with safety features they don't understand and then complain because they are too dumb to figure it out. JD Power is full of shit.
JD POWER is such a joke that they even put MINI, Land Rover and Volkswagen on the top of most reliable manufacturer list in China! That's way ahead of lexus and Toyota！How much did they pay for this shit ranking?
No matter where they are on the list, it's only 1-2 problems per vehicle. Since there's no breakdown of what the issues are, the survey is pretty useless. The higher numbers could be minor adjustments and the lower could be engine or transmission. Tell me after a year how things are going. You'll have more realistic statistics.
What people don't understand is that Reliability and initial quality are two separate things. Reliability is usually determined by major mechanical parts only, while initial quality takes into account of many little issues. For example my 2015 mazda3 has had issues with faulty speakers and infotainment freezes within the first 2 years. That's not to say it's a bad car. They are just not as strict in quality control on minor parts. This is what warranties are for! :)
Actually 'reliability' these days is more than major mechanical show stoppers. Eg. Infotainment today can encompass everything from phone to nav to even hvac. A freezing, faulty infotainment system, or any number of modern eqpt/features that can cause repeated dealer visits (and all that entails) may not leave you stranded, but can render a car frustrating to use for modern living - ie 'unreliable'.
How did we ever survive without all this tech found in cars today? And what is the relationship (if any) between quality and reliability? Lastly, it seems that car manufacturers (and maybe others) have figured out that the average person's driving ability has all but disappeared....hence the push toward autonomous driving. Maybe we all need to learn how to use our mirrors.... and how to reverse properly....and park...and just learn to drive. Yes driver aids can help but what good is an excellent infotainment system when your car has broken down in an undesirable area? ......and lastly (again!) what was wrong with knobs and buttons that we now need touch screens in cars? Are we not distracted enough while driving already? Peace.
Shit just read your first message ,was tired when I read it the first time so thought you said before 2010 which is why I asked if you meant after but that's what you said to begin with, I apologize was like 3 am just wasn't thinking clearly.
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