THE car brands which produce the most reliable motors on the market have been revealed.
And owners of pricey cars reported more faults due to advanced navigation systems, according to a recent study.
Undertaken by J.D Power, the study revealed French automaker Peugeot as the most trustworthy brand on the market.
The study measures the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) to rank brands in terms of reliability – so the lower the value, the more reliable the manufacturer.
Peugeot outranked all other automakers, according to the study, with only 77 faults reported per 100 cars.
Eight different categories – vehicle exterior, driving experience, in-car controls, seats, heating, air conditioning, interior and engine – were tested to find out which motors experienced the most faults.
Skoda and Hyundai both scored well in the survey, only recording 88 and 90 faults respectively.
Suzuki and Nissan rounded out the top five, with the Japanese automakers both recording 94 faults per 100 cars.
According to the report, premium vehicles are more likely to have a fault than volume-selling models, as these cars are more likely to be fitted with the latest in-built navigation equipment.
BMW was the least reliable brand on the market, according to the study, with 181 faults per 100 vehicles.
Fiat, Jaguar and Land Rover also tested poorly, with the automakers all recording more than 150 faults.
Josh Halliburton, head of European operations at J.D Power, said: “When we look at the PP100 scores of relatively new safety technologies, it’s clear that manufacturers still have work to do to perfect those systems—particularly premium brands that use them as a major selling point.
“It’s also going to be vital for vehicle makers to win customer trust in this technology if they are to convince potential buyers that fully automated vehicles in the future will be reliable.
“For example, such buyers are quite likely to question the safety of self-driving cars if brands still struggle with the accuracy of their navigation systems.”