Cars with the most factory defects

The automobiles producers withdraw most often

Cars with the most factory defects

It is difficult to find a modern car that will turn the language to call it “bad”. However, some brands are clearly more successful than others when it comes to quality control.

 

Foreign research company iSeeCars.com processed data taken from NHTSA (National Directorate of traffic safety on roads), has compiled a list of vehicles with highest and lowest number of reviews automakers due to the presence of defects (link to the full study report).

 

If you understand the question, we can understand that the reviews car – it’s a positive thing, because the automaker shows their attitude to the customer, security, product quality.

 

However, the more the manufacturer has resorted to the wand-the wand, the worse the overall impression of the Everyman about him. People gradually cease to believe the words when the reality is not so good. Nobody likes to spend their time on the solution, even if free, which a company with billions of dollars in profits were to decide at the stage of production or even the design of the car.

Cars with the most factory defects

 

And you’re curious to see which car companies are most often produced a review of their products in recent years? The table is fully reflected by the statistics. And to be honest, she was somewhat puzzled…

Here are the data of the Agency iSeeCars about the models that speak the most and what cars, in contrast, have very little problems with manufacturing defects:

Top 10 cars with the highest rating reviews

Model

Revocable average rating (of the Company/year to 100k prod. units)

In comparison with the average value

CP. reliability customer Reviews (from 5 years)*

Mercedes-Benz C – Class

5.77

7.3 x

3.0

GMC Sierra

3.25

4.1 x

2.4

BMW 3/4 Series

2.95

3.7 x

3.6

Dodge Durango

2.71

3.4 x

2.0

Nissan Pathfinder

2.00

2.5 x

2.4

Ram Pickup

1.99

2.5 x

2.2

Toyota 4Runner

1.98

2.5 x

5.0

Dodge Charger

1.74

2.2 x

N/A

Chrysler 300

1.71

2.2 x

N/A

Chevrolet Tahoe

1.52

1.9 x

2.4

The average value of the Top 10 highest

2.73

3.5 x

3.0

The overall average for all vehicle

0.79

3.4

The average reliability rating of consumer reviews (only included models with ratings available in all five model years: 2013-2017).

 

Top 10 vehicles with the lowest rating reviews

Model

Revocable average rating (of the Company/year to 100k prod. units)

In comparison with the average value

CP. reliability customer Reviews (from 5 years)*

Hyundai Accent

0.10

0.1 x

N/A

Chevrolet Equinox

0.11

0.1 x

4.2

Toyota Corolla

0.12

0.1 x

4.8

Honda Civic

0.14

0.2 x

4.2

Honda CR-V

0.14

0.2 x

4.6

Honda Accord

0.16

0.2 x

5.0

Subaru Crosstrek

0.18

0.2 x

4.0

Toyota Camry

0.23

0.3 x

5.0

Hyundai Elantra

0.23

0.3 x

4.2

GMC Terrain

0.26

0.3 x

4.2

The average value of the Top 10 low

0.16

0.2 x

4.5

The overall average for all vehicle

0.79

3.4

The average reliability rating of consumer reviews (only included models with ratings available in all five model years: 2013-2017).

 

Method of calculation:

iSeeCars has gathered data about the car reviews of documents collected by the National administration of safety of traffic (NHTSA) and the Office of defects investigation (ODI), as of may 1, 2018.
 
The amount of feedback was calculated as the number of campaigns to return the car for each model in the database from 2013 to 2017, divided by the model’s age and the number of sales of new cars.
 
In the analysis were included only models with more than 50,000 sales each year from 2013 to 2017. Please note that some of these models are summarized together because of the availability of sales data only at the aggregate level. For example, the line GMC Sierra combines sales figures for Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500 and Sierra 3500.

Cars with the most factory defects

Because the reviews of the car to the dealer directly associated with the reliability obtained iSeeCars.com data were adjusted with the mean scores of the reliability reports from Consumer Reports with reference to the fact that often there is a correlation between the number of reviews given for a particular model, and lower scores reliability among consumers. Not surprisingly, the cars that most people associate with high quality and reliability, have the lowest percent of responses.

 

It should also be noted that not all revocable campaign have the same level of “seriousness”. In the case of the Toyota 4Runner, which is known for its durability, the review was initiated due to minor problems were not fixed the roof rack or incorrect labels. In contrast, the Mercedes C-Class, which ranks first in the list of the recall, had problems with the steering column and the door, which was incorrectly installed on the skids. Such imperfections can pose a serious threat to the safety of drivers.

 

For a more detailed analysis and information be sure to read the full report at iSeeCars.com.