It’s that point of the 12 months for J.D. Energy to launch its annual U.S. Automobile Dependability Examine (VDS). BMW managed to seize third place amongst luxurious automakers with 190 issues reported per 100 automobiles. Lexus earned first place with solely 135 points, adopted by Porsche with 175 issues.

General, BMW completed in ninth place, matching the common of 190 issues reported per 100 automobiles. The rostrum was occupied by Lexus (#1), Toyota (#2), and Buick (#3). Curiously, MINI got here properly forward of BMW with 174 points, tying Chevrolet for fourth spot within the rankings. On the different finish of the classification, Chrysler was lifeless final with a whopping 310 issues per 100 automobiles. BMW’s rival Audi took penultimate spot with 275 points. Mercedes didn’t precisely excel both, with a worrying 218 issues.

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How did BMW do in comparison with earlier years? With 190 points, it fared worse than in 2023 when 184 issues have been reported, and likewise a downgrade in comparison with 2022 when house owners had 187 points. Seeing the glass half full, J.D. Energy did identify the X1 as essentially the most reliable mannequin within the “Small Premium SUV” phase in 2024. As well as, the X6 was the highest-ranked amongst “Higher Midsize Premium SUV” fashions.

Elsewhere, the most recent examine exhibits infotainments are nonetheless giving house owners quite a lot of complications. It’s the a part of the automotive with essentially the most reported points – 49.1 per 100 automobiles. That’s practically twice as many in comparison with the outside, which J.D. Energy places in second place for essentially the most issues reported by house owners. Smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is the most typical infotainment-related downside, with 6.3 points per 100 automobiles.

J.D. Energy notes electrical and hybrid fashions are likely to have extra points than these powered solely by an inside combustion engine. EVs are essentially the most problematic with 256 points reported for 100 automobiles, adopted by PHEVs with 216 and common hybrids with 191. House owners of latest fuel automobiles reported 187 issues per 100 automobiles.

Supply: J.D. Energy