Critical Canadians: Studies show Canadians report highest number of problems with their vehicles

Toronto, Ont – Canadians report the highest number of problems with their vehicles among comparable global markets and segments, according to a report from J.D. Power.

In an analyst note titled, “The Canadian Vehicle Quality Conundrum,” the American-based global marketing company revealed that Canadians report 144 problems per 100 vehicles.

Although the number may be quite a shock for some, what’s more surprising is the fact that vehicles ranging from one to three years old were the only cars included in this statistic. 

According to J.D. Power’s global trends, the number of problematic young vehicles is higher than rates in the UK, Germany and the United States, and this is the “second consecutive year that Canada has led the way in this distinction.”

With 136 problems per vehicle in the U.S., 119 in the U.K. and only 115 in Germany, Canada is dominating when it comes to reported issues in vehicles.

According to J.D. Power, the most common issue Canadian drivers have with their vehicles is that built-in voice recognition doesn’t recognize their commands. The second most common conflict is frequent connectivity issues with Bluetooth. Other top contenders were excessive wind noises, inaccurate navigation and broken windshield wipers. 

In J.D. Power’s report, it was also revealed that the number of problems with Canadian vehicles has been steadily increasing since 2016, however, they did not report a cause.

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