View Full Version : Ford, GM Help Lead Industry to Best-Ever Showing in Vehicle Reliability

17th February 2012, 11:33 AM
Four out of the top 10 brands in J.D. Power's reliability study are from Ford or General Motors and their performance contributed to the industry's best overall score in the history of a study that dates back to 1990.

"The fact that almost every brand improved...at a time when the industry was really hurting is impressive and frankly surprising," David Sargent, vice president of global automotive for J.D. Power and Associates said in an interview.

Cadillac finished with the third best score in the study, behind Lexus and Porsche respectively. Lincoln and Ford ranked sixth and seventh while Buick ranked eighth.

The study measures the number problems per 100 for cars and trucks purchased in 2009. It is designed to measure long-term vehicle dependability.

Overall vehicle dependability averaged 132 problems per 100 vehicles -- an improvement of 13% from the 2011, and the lowest problem rate since the inception of the study in 1990.


22nd February 2012, 11:17 PM
Well one important aspect of a good revival is pleasing customers so it's pleasing to see this consistently.

All GM need to do now is pay back that debt...