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When you buy a new car,the last thing you want to think of is future repairs. But an unscheduled trip to the shop may come sooner than you might expect. In our annual reliability survey,our subscribers tell us what went wrong on their cars,this year our survey included reports on more than six hundred and forty thousand vehicles,these are the five new vehicles that have the lowest predicted reliability for 2018.
The Ford Fiesta makes our list for problems that owners reported with the climate system and transmission. One fiesta owner said that the automatic climate system would stop blowing cold air and it had become a recurring problem. Early clutch replacement for the dual clutch automatic transmissions are common repairs.
Some owners even had to have their transmissions completely rebuilt. Ford Focus owners have no transmission troubles. This compact car lands on our list for the second year in a row. A number of drivers said that their focus would buck and stutter especially when they were starting out. Rough and erratic shifts were also common even at normal driving speeds.
Many owners also had to replace the clutch prematurely. Next one is the Volvo xc90,it is one of three luxury SUVs on our list. The problem is Volvo’s complicated touchscreen infotainment system,drivers tell us that the system is slow to load and constantly requires rebooting.
There were also cases where the entire screen went blank during reboot,this would block owners from climate controls,audio and phone functions and accessing safety feature menus. The Cadillac Escalade makes our list,the luxury SUV had tech issues both under the hood and in the cabin.
Owners told us that Cadillac SKU infotainment system had more than a few faults,they said that the system would freeze or crash and the climate system would turn on to the highest setting without any user input. Powertrain problems range from irregular idling,rough shifts and even total transmission failure.
The least reliable car in our survey is the Tesla Model X. The all-electric SUV has many cutting-edge features but owners we surveyed have trouble with the most basic functions such as opening and closing the Falcon wing doors.
Drivers reported that a sensor malfunction wouldn’t allow the doors to fully open,one owner claimed that he had to check the sensors eight times before it was properly fixed. Fit and finished also caused concern. Loose exterior moldings and body misalignment were common along with latch failures on multiple doors.