Thanks in part to help from TTAC readers, TrueDelta received a record number of responses to last month’s Car Reliability Survey—nearly 18,000. Updated car reliability stats have been posted to the site for 458 cars, up from 404 three month ago. There are partial results for another 351.
These stats cover through the end of June. Other sources of car reliability information will not cover the most recent months until the summer or even fall of next year.
Among the 2010s we have full results for, few are “worse than average.” Exceptions include the Ford Taurus, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Jaguar XF, and VW diesels.
The Taurus has had a common problem with chrome trim peeling off the tail lights. The VW diesels had a problem with O2 sensors that seems to have been resolved–the updated result is a big step in the right direction. So both of these are expected to improve to about average in future updates.
The Genesis Coupe continues to worsen, and is not expected to improve before the second model year. The Genesis sedan has improved in its second model year.
The Jaguar XF is already in its second model year, without evident improvement after some early issues with the 2009 were resolved.
We don’t yet have enough data on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Sorento. The data we do have suggest that both are about average, with no obvious common problems. Full results for these with the next update, in November.
Despite the recent media circus, Toyotas continue to be most consistently better than average.
Additional participants are always helpful. The more owners participate, the better the information we can provide to everyone.
To view the updated results: