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Auto Transmission Problems Top the List of Auto Complaints – Rock Hill, SC

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14 February 2014 Bookmark and Share

For the first time in 15 years, an annual survey by J.D. Power shows cars to be less reliable than the year before. In the vehicle dependability study, querying owners of three-year-old vehicles showed a 6% increase in problems for 2011 models over the year-earlier report.

That reverses regular progress since 1998. "Until this year, we have seen a steady improvement in vehicle dependability," said David Sargent, vice president at J.D. Power.

There were 41,000 original owners surveyed, and this year's complaints centered on engine and transmission problems instead of electronics and audio systems that caused the most trouble in recent years. Sargent said the 2011 model issues accompanied a push for higher gas mileage and cropped up especially with four-cylinder engines. "Increases in such problems as engine hesitation, rough transmission shifts and lack of power indicate that this is a continuing challenge," he added.

Reliable Transmission Service provides high quality transmission repair services for all transmissions. All transmission repair and service is done on the premises by ATRA certified technicians; whether it’s a simple repair or a complete rebuild. ATRA is the world’s largest trade organization of transmission rebuilders, specialists and suppliers.

In the ranking of brands for reliability, Lexus came in first for the third year in a row. The rest of the top five -- with two from General Motors (GM) -- were Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Acura and Buick. Ford's (F) Lincoln brand was sixth, but the Ford brand ranked 17th out of 31 nameplates and was just below the industry average. The other Detroit-based automaker, Chrysler Group, had its Chrysler brand finish 23rd and its Ram, Jeep and Dodge vehicles still lower.

For information on transmission repair for your automobile or for an appointment, contact Reliable Transmission Service in Rock Hill.


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