Based on the current methods of measurement, it seems some auto brands are not performaning as well as may be expected.
The J.D. Power award for Initial Quality is a measurement of the problems that owners experience with their vehicles during the first ninety days of ownership. This means the vehicle is making a first impression upon you at a time when you certainly don’t expect to need to bring the model in for any type of maintenance or repairs. The brands that haven’t been able to make the right first impression are: