Foreign automakers continued to rule the 2017 J.D. Power Dependability Study, but General Motors managed to sneak two brands into the top 10 list, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Buick, which has made huge strides in reliability, landed at fourth place in the 2017 round of the study. Chevrolet, meanwhile, placed eighth. The study looks at owners’ experiences with new vehicles over a three-year period.
Buick owners reported 126 problems per 100 vehicles, just trailing behind Toyota, in which owners reported 123 problems per 100 vehicles. Chevrolet owners reported 142 problems per 100 vehicles, edging ahead of Honda (143 per 100) and trailing BMW (139 per 100). Both GM brands also beat the industry average of 156 problems reported per 100 vehicles.
Most issues stemmed from some sort of technology, with the most common issue surrounding smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth and voice recognition systems.
Even better news for the bowtie brand, Chevrolet received four segment-specific awards, too. The Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet
Silverado HD and Chevrolet Tahoe were each honored individually in their respective segments.