The Top 5 Least Reliable Automobile Brands for 2016

  Car Brand Dependability Score 2016
(PP100)
Change in Reliability
(from 2015)
1 Dodge 208
(problems per 100 vehicles)
8.3% decrease in reliability
2 Ford 204
(problems per 100 vehicles)
8.5% decrease in reliability
3 Smart 199
(problems per 100 vehicles)
n/a
4 Land Rover 198
(problems per 100 vehicles)
23.2% increase in reliability
5 Jeep 181
(problems per 100 vehicles)
8.1% increase in reliability
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Sources:  J.D. Power (2016): “2016 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study"

List Notes: Data is the top 5 least reliable car brands sold in the United States in 2016. PP100 is problems per 100 vehicles. Change in reliability is percent change per 100 vehicles (PP100) from the year 2015. The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old (2013 model-year) vehicles. Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.
Least Reliable Automobile Brands for 2016

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