June 05, 2008

JD Power Initial Quality Survey

The JD Power Initial Quality Survey is out and the domestics rocked the japanese to their core.

Ford has shown consistent improvement for the past five years, despite its restructuring," said David Letson, senior vice president of auto product quality at J.D. Power. "No other full-line manufacturer has done that." That includes Japan's quality stalwarts, Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda, Letson said, noting that Ford's quality gains have consistently outpaced the industry. (emphasis mine)

But remember, Toyota says the quality numbers really don't matter now that the domestics have caught up to them.

The top 10

Porsche was once again the highest-ranked brand, with 87 problems per 100 vehicles, followed by Infiniti at 98 and Lexus with 99.

Mercedes-Benz tied Toyota for fourth place with 104. They were followed by Mercury in sixth place with 109.

The other brands in the top 10 were Honda with 110, Ford and Jaguar with 112, and Audi, Cadillac and Chevrolet with 113 problems per 100 vehicles.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 5, 2008 08:14 AM | TrackBack

Mmmm... "Jeep had the most reported problems with 167 issues per 100 vehicles."

Oh, that's nice... considering Arthur and I both drive Jeeps.
I don't like it because Chrysler sales are already down 25% and if Jeep is in trouble, who's gonna get dumped? Or did the peeps who bought Chrysler take Jeep as well?

I can't keep up... obviously.

Posted by: pam at June 5, 2008 11:42 AM