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Top 10 Vehicle Brands Requiring the Most Component Replacement Parts

Top 10 Vehicle Brands Requiring the Most Component Replacement Parts

By Jeff Youngs, March 18, 2013

Based on data in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), an annual study that measures problems experienced by original owners of 3-year-old vehicles, 10 vehicle brands demonstrate better than a 66% likelihood that its models would require the replacement of a component in the 12 months prior to owners completing the survey. These 10 brands are listed below in reverse rank order, starting with the nameplate most likely to require a component replacement, according to the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study.


1) Land Rover
This year, 76.2% of vehicle owners indicate that their Land Rover required a component replacement in the year prior to J.D. Power fielding the study. Land Rover was not among the 10 brands requiring the most component replacements parts in the 2012 VDS.

Land Rover SUV Quality Ratings
2013 Land Rover Buyer's Guide


2) Mini
In the 2013 VDS, 76% of Mini owners indicate that they needed to replace a component in their vehicle during the 12 months prior to when the study was fielded. This represents a 0.3% increase from last year, when 75.7% of owners indicated the same.

Mini Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Mini Buyer's Guide


3) Mitsubishi
This year, 70.7% of Mitsubishi owners indicate replacing a vehicle component in the year before completing the J.D. Power survey, a 1.3% increase from last year, when 69.4% of Mitsubishi owners said the same.

Mitsubishi Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Mitsubishi Buyer's Guide


4) Volvo
According to the 2013 VDS, 70% of Volvo owners indicate having to replace a vehicle component in the year prior to responding to the survey, representing a 1.8% increase from the previous year, when 68.2% of Volvo owners said the same.

Volvo Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Volvo Buyer's Guide


5) Volkswagen
Volkswagen reduces its incidence of component replacement by 0.9% this year, but 68.7% of the brand's owners still indicate having to replace a component within the 12 months prior to completing the survey for the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study.

Volkswagen Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Volkswagen Buyer's Guide


6) Porsche
Porsche demonstrates the second-highest increase in component replacements this year, with 67.3% of owners saying they needed to do so in the year prior to J.D. Power fielding of the study. That represents a 5% increase from last year, when 62.3% said the same.

Porsche Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Porsche Buyer's Guide


7) Kia
A significant 3.3% increase in component replacement claims this year lands Kia on this list. In the 2013 VDS, 67.1% of Kia owners told J.D. Power that they needed to replace a component in the year prior to completing the survey. Last year, 63.8% said they needed to do so.

Kia Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Kia Buyer's Guide


8a) Infiniti
Compared with last year, when 70.7% of Infiniti owners indicated they needed to replace a vehicle component in the 12 months prior to the fielding of the VDS, this brand benefits from a 3.7% year-over-year reduction in component replacements. Infiniti ties with Mazda this year, with 67% of owners saying they needed to replace a component in the year prior to the study.

Infiniti Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Infiniti Buyer's Guide


8b) Mazda
Mazda demonstrates a significant improvement of 5.1% this year in terms of component replacement. Nevertheless, 67% of Mazda owners indicate they needed to replace a component during the 12 months prior to the fielding of the 2013 study, compared with 72.1% of Mazda owners saying the same in 2012.

Mazda Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Mazda Buyer's Guide


10) Dodge
According to the 2013 VDS, 3.5% more Dodge owners indicate they needed to replace a vehicle component in the 12 months before the study was fielded, with 66.5% of owners saying such action was necessary. Last year, 63% of Dodge owners said they needed to do so.

Dodge Car & Truck Quality Ratings
2013 Dodge Buyer's Guide


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