The Annual Reliability Survey of Consumer Reports for the year 2017 is out and as with every year, we get a list of winners and losers.
For 2017, the reliability survey was based on data provided by about 400,000 CR subscribers who own 640,000 vehicles, with the results showing that all-new or updated with new technologies models being more prone to failures over older models.
The study focused on 17 areas, ranging from small nuisances, like poor trim quality, to bigger problems such as out-of-warranty powertrain repairs. Each type of problem is ranked by severity to create CR’s predicted reliability score for each model.
Based on this system, these are the least reliable models in the US for 2017: