For years we’ve been reporting on automakers doing a better job building cars and trucks. Their dependability has steadily improved, even as the cars and trucks have become more complex with safety enhancements and expanded electronics.
In fact, the latest survey by J.D. Powerfinds vehicle dependability (as rated by vehicle owners) is at its highest level since 1990, when the first dependability survey was conducted.
Some highlights from the J.D. Power and Associates survey:
- A dramatic drop (13%) in vehicle dependability complaints for 3 year old cars/trucks
- 25 out of 32 auto brands improved their vehicle dependability ratings
- 31,000 original owners of 2009 models took part in the survey late last year
Two things stand out about the survey