Tag: Quality

New Vehicle Quality Improvements Stall, Koreans Still on Top With J.D. Power

<img data-attachment-id="1678516" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia.-e1561054176829.jpg" data-orig-size="4221,2965" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5","credit":"Jay K. McNally\rMcNally Multi Med","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1560862069","copyright":"(c)2018\rAll Rights Reserved\/Jay McNally\/McNally Multi Media","focal_length":"38","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia." data-image-description=" genesis motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia.-e1561054136860-450×316.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia.-e1561054136860-610×429.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678516″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia.-e1561054136860-610×429.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”429″> J.D. Power’s 2019 Initial Quality Study (IQS) shows industry-wide problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) failing to improve for the first time since […]

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Rear Suspension Failures Continue to Plague Ford, Prompting a Dual Recall

<img data-attachment-id="1215065" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2016 Ford Explorer" data-image-description=" 2016 Ford Explorer ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1215065 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg” alt=”2016 Ford Explorer” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This isn’t the first recall for Ford vehicles with rear ends that may step out […]

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Audi’s First Electric Vehicle Recalled Over Fire Risk

<img data-attachment-id="1673034" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219.jpg" data-orig-size="3264,2173" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Stefan Warter","camera":"","caption":"Audi Brussels, assembly: The Audi e-tron at the finish line (checkpoint 8)","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Audi e-tron Production at the CO2-neutral plant of Audi Brussels","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Audi e-tron Production at the CO2-neutral plant of Audi Brussels" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1673034 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A192888_medium-e1557172107219-75×50.jpg 75w, […]

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Ram 1500 Airbag/Seat Belt Glitch Comes Hot on the Heels of the Old Ram’s Driveshaft Drop Recall

<img data-attachment-id="1663682" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-e1551720068987.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,2000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1549707087","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.00625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 RAM 1500 front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663682 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 RAM 1500 front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> It’s a bad week for owners of current- and older-gen Ram pickups, assuming they’re safety conscious and have […]

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Did GM’s Seat Belt Recall Fix the Problem? Feds Intend to Find Out

<img data-attachment-id="1218241" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2016 Chevrolet Traverse" data-image-description=" Image: GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1218241 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2016 Chevrolet Traverse” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Chevrolet-Traverse.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A half-decade after General Motors recalled 1,339,355 full-size crossovers due to a risk of seat belt […]

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Recall Redux: Fiat Chrysler Calls Back 600,000 Vehicles for Problems You’ve Already Heard About

Sudden stalls. Tailgates that open on their own. These issues formed the basis of two Fiat Chrysler recalls in 2018, and, one year later, history is repeating itself. On Friday, the automaker called back roughly 600,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Ram pickups for the same ghost-in-the-machine phenomena that led to the earlier recalls. Included in […]

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