4. Transmission & Tech Problems Plague Auto Reliability

Los Angeles Times

Speed Read:

Vehi­cles own­ers are telling J. D. Pow­er & Asso­ciates that the quest for fuel econ­o­my and cool tech­nol­o­gy in the dash­board are “prob­lems.”

41,000 Own­ers of 3-year-old vehi­cles report­ed more prob­lems than last year.

Drill-Down Details:

  • First increase in report­ed prob­lems since 1998
  • Trade­off between pro­gram­ming for fuel econ­o­my & just dri­ving
  • Engine hes­i­ta­tion, rough trans­mis­sions & info­tain­ment prob­lems on the list
  • Com­plaints about tech­nol­o­gy are increas­ing
  • Nav & info­tain­ment sys­tems con­tin­ue to dri­ve con­sumers nuts
  • 8-Speed and 9-Speed trans­mis­sions make going uphill & pass­ing an issue
  • Sur­vey sug­gests that auto depend­abil­i­ty impacts trade in val­ues & next car shop­ping
  • Lexus and MB were top too brand mod­els with issues
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