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J.D. Power's 10 least dependable brands

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Nameplates that could mean trouble

When it comes to automobiles, dependability counts for a lot. It matters the day you drive your new car home, the day after the warranty expires and the day you trade it in for something shinier. A bad refrigerator won’t leave you stranded at the side of a busy highway hundreds of kilometres from home. But a faulty fuel pump or wonky ignition can turn even a spendy European import into a tow truck operator’s catch of the day.For the first time since 1998, J.D. Power and Associates’ 2014 dependability study revealed owners of three-year-old cars and trucks had more complaints than those surveyed the previous year. The results are based on J.D. Power’s probe of more than 41,000 U.S. owners of 2011-model-year vehicles. The nameplates at the bottom of the ranking bear closer scrutiny. Here are the 10 least-dependable brands in the 2014 study in order from 10th-worst to the ignominious bottom of the rankings.
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