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CarMD.com Corporation, a leading provider of car repair data and solutions, is pleased to release its 2016 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ Make & Model Reliability Rankings. This is the only Index to offer an annual ranking of manufacturers and vehicles using actual in-use, statistically-based check engine-related failures and repair costs – unlike other industry reports and rankings that often rely on subjective survey data. Over the past five years CarMD has ranked parent manufacturers and vehicles on a combined average rating of fewest check engine-related problems and lowest repair costs.
Based on feedback from the industry and our customers, this year we have decided to dive deeper into how the individual makes rank by breaking them away from their parent manufacturers where applicable. With this 2016 Index we rank vehicles for frequency of check engine light problems and then separately on average cost of repairs. This Index also ranks the 100 vehicles with fewest repair incidents, 100 vehicles with lowest repair cost, top vehicles by category and lists the most common repairs by make. Historical rankings are not necessarily indicative of future vehicle reliability.
More than 4 million model year 1996 to 2016 vehicles reporting in-use repairs were analyzed to prepare this Index. CarMD reports on these findings to help consumers and fleet managers identify the vehicles with a tendency toward lower upkeep. This Index has also been shown to help vehicle manufacturers; OE and aftermarket parts manufacturers and providers stay abreast of year-over-year trends and identify common failures and parts needs for improved reliability, service and bottom line.