Avoid These Least Reliable Car Brands in 2024

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What are the least reliable car brands? To help you avoid buying a new or used car that will be unreliable, Consumer Reports gathered data on over 330,000 vehicles to tell you which cars will end up in the repair shop, and which will keep you on the road. How do cars from brands like Toyota and Hyundai compare to vehicles made by Jeep, Honda, Chevrolet, and Mercedes-Benz? Before you buy your next vehicle, check our site for over two decades of reliability information!

32 Comments on "Avoid These Least Reliable Car Brands in 2024"

  1. @alexbrown9351 | December 6, 2023 at 10:06 AM |

    Congratulations to Jaguar-Land Rover for not taking its customary position!

    Nevermind: I just checked the full list and they weren’t included in the rankings due to insufficient data, so they’re here in spirit.

  2. Mercedes-Benz is not the company it used to be. Their focus on profitability and high volume comes with consequences.

    • @SupremeKid98 | December 6, 2023 at 10:42 AM |


    • They have been on that list for decades now.
      They should have bought a Japanese company instead of merging with Chrysler

    • Nope, it never was “the company that it used to be.” My company started buying them for me in 1981 and all were very problematic despite perfect maintenance.

  3. @happyatheists9361 | December 6, 2023 at 10:21 AM |

    scotty was right!

  4. @Buc_Stops_Here | December 6, 2023 at 10:23 AM |

    Their background data is very good, but you have to know more to use it. For example, their overall reliablity for a car is based only on the last three years of reliablity data. For longer term reliablity, you need to look back – essentially to the last redesign. Even better, if you can determine prior to the last redesign the manufacturer kept the same powertrain, so much the better. For example, the Mazda CX-5. Generally a reliable car, its powertrain has been made since 2014 – 10 years ago since it will be used for one more year in 2024. Buying that model you probably will do very well on long term reliablity. It is how I use their data and buy cars – I track powertrain production and on the older designs by those – and most my cars last 200,000 miles.

  5. finally, you guys started to produce materials regarding the reliability list of brands. you should be making them videos more often. the consumer is getting hit hard by these expensive repairs due to the lack of quality control. for the amount of money/debt. that feels very disrespectful from the manufacturer not to make sure their product is well built or at least stand by it recall it and perform appropriate fixes. Dodge Jeep and GM. they always push their customer out by giving them software updates!!! that’s why I will never buy their products.

  6. Finally range rover not at the bottom 😅

  7. The usual suspects.

  8. @windmillcancersurvivor2568 | December 6, 2023 at 11:09 AM |

    One common thread, most if not all are built in the USA, Mexico or Canada. To be fair Honda has at least 14 recalls this year and I checked Toyota with that many or more. Intense competition for sales and market share driving the growing recalls.

  9. 4xe Wranglers are awesome but I’m terrified of owning one outside of warranty.

  10. Oh but it’s only “infotainment” issues. Go ahead and get those “infotainment issues” fixed out of warranty. Cha CHING!

  11. Left ear only….

  12. @tylersmith4265 | December 6, 2023 at 12:16 PM |

    Interesting the divergence between BMW and Merc in the reliability rankings.

  13. Avoid All American and some European made Cars.
    There, I saved you 2 minutes.

  14. @JeremyKasperson | December 6, 2023 at 12:20 PM |

    Rivian, Mercedes, and VW all surprised me. I thought Ford, the NHTSA leader in recalls, would have been on there.

    • MB and VW were obvious choices for among the worst but surprised that there was enough data on Rivian.

  15. @tanyastalking8495 | December 6, 2023 at 12:41 PM |

    Can’t imagine spending that kind of money on these cars and have these kinds of issues, smh really. I’m a Toyota chick and will remain a Toyota/Lexus chick.

  16. Chrysler never fails to disappoint 🙂

  17. No surprises there except perhaps for omissions. What buyers also need from CR are long-term data….like 10 yrs.

  18. No surprises on this list really.

  19. @tracygraham5379 | December 6, 2023 at 1:37 PM |

    Data based only on those who complain. But I would never buy a Jeep regardless of these ratings.

  20. @tonyvargas368 | December 6, 2023 at 2:20 PM |

    And yet my 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio keeps soldiering on with zero problems. 😊

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