2011

Manufacturer & Vehicle Rankings

Published by CarMD, November 2011

According to the 2011 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index,
Toyota is the no. 1 ranked manufacturer in the U.S., based on a ranking derived from the fewest percentage of “check engine” light-related related problems and lowest average repair cost. Toyota, which includes Toyota and Lexus brands, has the lowest Index rating of 0.67. The lower the rating, the better the overall ranking.

Rounding out the top five vehicle manufacturers of 2011 are No. 2 Hyundai, No. 3 Honda, No. 4 Ford and No. 5 General Motorss

Highlights

CarMD currently has more than a half-million repairs in its proprietary database that apply to roughly 189 million on board diagnostic, second generation (OBD2) vehicles on the road in the U.S., including an estimated 136 million MY 2001-2011 vehicles, from which the 2011 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index and Ranking was procured. As a result of compiling the industry’s first and most comprehensive database of diagnostic trouble codes and repairs for ‘check engine’-related problems, CarMD is uniquely positioned to provide actual data on a wide range of vehicles and manufacturers


According to the 2011 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index, Toyota is the no. 1 ranked manufacturer in the U.S., based on a ranking derived from the fewest percentage of “check engine” light-related related problems and lowest average repair cost. Toyota, which includes Toyota and Lexus brands, has the lowest Index rating of 0.67. The lower the rating, the better the overall ranking.


Generally speaking luxury brands hurt their parent brands, with Buick and Infiniti as exceptions. Although the average repair costs were actually lower with the luxury brands, the reported repair instances were higher based on a percentage of vehicle population – in most cases about twice as common


The top 100 vehicles represent the best vehicles out of more than 900 different registered vehicles on the road today.  It is important to remember that even the 99th or 100th ranked vehicle on the top 100 list is a significant achievement, as this puts it in the top 10% of all vehicles on the road. 73% of the top 100 vehicles come from the top 5 ranked manufacturers: Toyota- 24; Honda- 16; GM- 15; Ford- 13; Hyundai- 5, with No. 1 ranked Toyota leading the pack with 24 vehicles in the top 100.


Ranked no. 5, GM was led by Buick, which produced many of the most reliable vehicles. Three of the top 100 vehicles were the Buick Lucerne (2006, 2007 and 2008 models).

Buick led the luxury segment and had Buick been listed as its own manufacturer, the brand would have ranked as the no. 1 best manufacturer overall. With a low problem occurrence rate and an exceptionally low $190 average repair cost, Buick’s overall performance stands out.


Different vehicle makes tend to have a unique set of problems and common failures. The CarMD Vehicle Health Index helps point out common problems by manufacturer, which is important for car owners to recognize in their maintenance and repair routines.

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Stats


By vehicle manufacturer

Rank Manufacturer % Vehicle Pop. % CarMD Red Light Reports / Problems Seen Average Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
Overall CarMD 2011 Index Score
1 Toyota 13.2% 6.9% $417.37 0.67
2 Hyundai 3.1% 2.9% $219.35 0.85
3 Honda 10.6% 7.3% $429.57 0.89
4 Ford 18.1% 18.2% $240.68 0.95
5 GM 32.1% 32.5% $245.47 0.97
6 Mitsubishi 1.8% 1.7% $317.36 1.03
7 Nissan 6.2% 5.8% $323.61 1.04
8 Kia 1.9% 2.2% $257.73 1.16
9 VW 2.9% 3.9% $294.16 1.38
10 Chrysler 6.6% 15.0% $198.94 1.97

(Top 10 vehicle manufacturers based on model year 2001-2010 vehicles needing repairs between Oct. 1, 2010 and Oct. 1, 2011, and determined by the manufacturers whose vehicles had the fewest number of CarMD repair incidents combined with the lowest cost per repair, per number of registered vehicles on the road. Sources: CarMD.com Corp., with vehicle population data provided by R.L. Polk)

By ranking vehicles

The Top 100 Vehicles in the U.S. with the lowest overall CarMD Index ranking based on the combined fewest and lowest cost “check engine”-related problems (Model Year 2001-2011) from Oct. 1, 2010 and Oct. 1, 2011

Rank Year Brand/Make Model Avg. Repair Cost Index Rating (Repair Incidents) Index Rating (Repair Costs) Overall CarMD Index Rating Score (Repairs and Costs)
1 2009 Toyota Corolla $45.84 0.145 0.024 0.085
2 2008 Honda CR-V $91.25 0.142 0.047 0.095
3 2007 Honda CR-V $85.75 0.148 0.046 0.097
4 2009 Honda Accord $65.13 0.174 0.041 0.108
5 2009 Toyota RAV4 $61.33 0.186 0.042 0.114
6 2011 Hyundai Sonata $12.33 0.220 0.010 0.115
7 2009 Toyota Camry $176.04 0.143 0.092 0.117
8 2009 Honda Pilot $12.83 0.231 0.011 0.121
9 2005 Chevrolet Blazer $149.00 0.166 0.091 0.128
10 2008 Toyota Highlander $328.57 0.117 0.141 0.129
11 2006 Buick Lucerne $67.18 0.208 0.051 0.130
12 2006 Subaru Legacy $112.56 0.184 0.076 0.130
13 2007 Toyota Highlander $132.89 0.179 0.087 0.133
14 2001 Subaru Legacy $321.93 0.125 0.147 0.136
15 2008 Toyota Camry $130.75 0.184 0.088 0.136
16 2007 Acura TL $52.83 0.232 0.045 0.139
17 2010 Ford Escape $16.00 0.267 0.016 0.141
18 2011 Toyota Camry $126.43 0.193 0.089 0.141
19 2010 Toyota Camry $167.62 0.178 0.109 0.144
20 2009 Honda Civic $83.67 0.224 0.068 0.146
21 2009 Nissan Altima $614.33 0.091 0.204 0.204
22 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis $175.44 0.180 0.115 0.148
23 2010 Mazda 3 $20.00 0.280 0.020 0.150
24 2008 Toyota Corolla $69.80 0.239 0.061 0.150
25 2010 Ford Fusion $110.54 0.215 0.087 0.151
26 2010 Ford Edge $39.33 0.268 0.039 0.154
27 2008 Saturn Aura $157.00 0.197 0.113 0.155
28 2005 Buick Century $64.75 0.254 0.060 0.157
29 2010 Chevrolet Impala $124.71 0.217 0.099 0.158
30 2008 Buick Lucerne $66.57 0.259 0.063 0.161
31 2009 Nissan Versa $57.50 0.269 0.056 0.162
32 2008 Toyota Yaris $28.77 0.295 0.031 0.163
33 2002 Subaru Legacy $246.31 0.174 0.156 0.165
34 2008 Hyundai Elantra $123.80 0.229 0.103 0.166
35 2002 Volvo V70 $155.71 0.212 0.121 0.166
36 2008 Ford Mustang $46.50 0.301 0.051 0.176
37 2008 Honda Accord $114.87 0.248 0.104 0.176
38 2006 Toyota Camry $253.63 0.183 0.170 0.176
39 2010 Honda Accord $19.74 0.331 0.024 0.178
40 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser $129.50 0.241 0.114 0.178
41 2008 Toyota Avalon $133.33 0.239 0.116 0.178
42 2010 Chevrolet Silverado $171.11 0.221 0.138 0.180
43 2005 Cadillac Escalade $79.60 0.284 0.083 0.183
44 2007 Buick Lucerne $246.00 0.202 0.182 0.192
45 2007 Toyota Camry $285.46 0.188 0.197 0.192
46 2005 Toyota RAV4 $91.60 0.289 0.097 0.193
47 2008 Toyota Sienna $320.11 0.184 0.215 0.200
48 2001 Ford Explorer $174.61 0.245 0.156 0.201
49 2007 Volkswagen Jetta $164.18 0.253 0.152 0.202
50 2008 Nissan Altima $233.68 0.220 0.188 0.204
51 2008 Hyundai Sonata $172.09 0.255 0.161 0.208
52 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe $144.09 0.275 0.145 0.210
53 2007 Nissan Murano $191.36 0.253 0.177 0.215
54 2007 Toyota Tacoma $234.06 0.234 0.200 0.217
55 2008 Subaru Outback $268.17 0.221 0.217 0.219
56 2007 Nissan Altima $516.56 0.154 0.291 0.222
57 2005 Toyota Camry Solara $191.50 0.261 0.183 0.222
58 2006 Toyota Sienna $220.85 0.246 0.198 0.222
59 2003 Ford Explorer Sport $114.67 0.315 0.132 0.224
60 2004 Subaru Legacy $368.20 0.193 0.260 0.227
61 2008 Kia Spectra $242.17 0.244 0.216 0.230
62 2003 Subaru Legacy $312.24 0.215 0.245 0.230
63 2008 Volkswagen Jetta $102.83 0.337 0.127 0.232
64 2007 Ford Edge $166.13 0.290 0.176 0.233
65 2008 Ford Fusion $121.11 0.323 0.143 0.233
66 2006 Ford Escape $144.56 0.306 0.162 0.234
67 2007 Acura MDX $83.11 0.360 0.109 0.235
68 2005 Subaru Legacy $300.89 0.227 0.250 0.238
69 2004 Toyota Camry Solara $269.70 0.243 0.239 0.241
70 2004 Volkswagen Touareg $67.20 0.392 0.096 0.244
71 2008 Ford Edge $64.68 0.396 0.094 0.245
72 2008 Ford Focus $187.59 0.293 0.201 0.247
73 2009 Honda Fit $22.00 0.457 0.037 0.247
74 2010 Chevrolet Malibu $143.92 0.327 0.172 0.249
75 2008 Honda Odyssey $296.00 0.240 0.260 0.250
76 2008 Honda Pilot $211.50 0.283 0.219 0.251
77 2007 Cadillac Escalade $104.76 0.370 0.142 0.256
78 2007 Toyota RAV4 $201.04 0.295 0.217 0.256
79 2008 Toyota RAV4 $181.37 0.314 0.208 0.261
80 2008 Nissan Versa $250.11 0.279 0.255 0.267
81 2008 Ford Escape $113.95 0.383 0.159 0.271
82 2008 Subaru Impreza $83.40 0.428 0.130 0.279
83 2008 Honda Civic $307.62 0.265 0.298 0.281
84 2009 Hyundai Sonata $191.11 0.335 0.234 0.284
85 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis $156.00 0.361 0.206 0.284
86 2005 Toyota Highlander $567.94 0.185 0.384 0.285
87 2008 Nissan Rogue $82.69 0.440 0.133 0.287
88 2003 Chevrolet Blazer $196.89 0.334 0.241 0.288
89 2008 Jeep Liberty $109.64 0.412 0.165 0.289
90 2007 Hyundai Elantra $113.88 0.410 0.171 0.290
91 2004 Chevrolet Blazer $192.74 0.341 0.240 0.291
92 2007 Honda Civic $271.62 0.292 0.290 0.291
93 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis $134.75 0.392 0.193 0.293
94 2004 Buick Century $162.12 0.370 0.219 0.295
95 2009 Ford Focus $158.65 0.380 0.220 0.300
96 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis $187.19 0.356 0.244 0.300
97 2010 Volkswagen Jetta $139.22 0.399 0.203 0.301
98 2008 Buick Enclave $201.33 0.360 0.265 0.312
99 2004 Toyota Camry $351.68 0.274 0.352 0.313
100 2005 Honda Element $128.43 0.428 0.201 0.315

(Top 100 vehicles based on CarMD diagnostic reports generated from Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011, representing an estimated 136 million model year 2001 – 2010 vehicles on the road in the U.S., and determined by those that had the fewest number of CarMD repair incidents combined with the lowest cost per repair, per number of registered vehicles on the road. Sources: CarMD.com Corp., with vehicle population data provided by R.L. Polk)

By vehicle category

Compact Car
1 2009 Toyota Corolla
2 2009 Honda Civic
3 2008 Toyota Corolla
Minivan
1 2008 Honda Odyssey
2 2007 Dodge Caravan
3 2005 Toyota Sienna
Full-sized Car
1 2009 Honda Accord
2 2011 Hyundai Sonata
3 2009 Toyota Camry
Full-sized SUV
1 2009 Honda Pilot
2 2005 Chevrolet Blazer
3 2008 Toyota Highlander
Crossover SUV 
1 2008 Honda CR-V
2 2007 Honda CR-V
3 2009 Toyota RAV4
Pickup Truck
1 2010 Chevrolet Silverado
2 2007 Toyota Tacoma
3 2008 Toyota Tundra

By common repairs…

Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Acura repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Inspect Battery and Charging System and Repair as Necessary $ 80.02 $ 0 $ 80.02 10.99%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $ 85.63 $ 273.72 $ 359.35 8.41%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $ 1.22 $ 0 $ 1.22 8.29%
4 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $ 94.75 $ 687.12 $ 781.87 7.09%
5 Replace ABS Modulator Assembly $ 85.73 $ 699.98 $ 785.71 5.17%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Audi repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) and Repair as Necessary $93.79 $0.00 $93.79 13.10%
2 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $85.20 $255.55 $340.75 11.08%
3 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $250.29 $922.75 $1,173.03 9.05%
4 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 7.02%
5 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $84.95 $65.54 $150.49 6.86%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % BMW repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $82.42 $439.50 $521.92 13.02%
2 Inspect for Vacuum Leak and Repair as Necessary $82.04 $0.00 $82.04 12.84%
3 Replace Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) $89.58 $126.51 $216.10 9.15%
4 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $87.61 $259.48 $347.09 7.84%
5 Replace Thermostat and Housing Assembly $163.23 $108.94 $272.17 6.94%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Buick repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.25 $0.00 $0.25 10.19%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $82.39 $125.45 $207.84 6.34%
3 Remove Aftermarket Alarm $78.43 $0.00 $78.43 5.85%
4 Replace Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECT) $90.03 $38.30 $128.33 5.29%
5 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $155.33 $119.50 $274.83 4.97%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Cadillac repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $82.85 $279.11 $361.96 6.99%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $81.61 $170.53 $252.15 6.81%
3 Remove Aftermarket Alarm $78.87 $0.00 $78.87 6.70%
4 Clean Fuel Injector(s) $79.83 $0.51 $80.34 6.42%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $108.50 $782.41 $890.92 5.43%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Chevrolet repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $86.67 $157.78 $244.45 9.47%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.04 $0.00 $0.04 7.74%
3 Remove Aftermarket Alarm $80.32 $0.00 $80.32 6.23%
4 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $94.61 $725.73 $820.33 4.70%
5 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $82.34 $307.78 $390.13 4.57%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Chrysler repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 13.90%
2 Replace Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve and Clean All EGR ports $99.52 $97.82 $197.34 11.29%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $90.57 $92.30 $182.87 6.74%
4 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $164.79 $95.04 $259.83 6.25%
5 Replace Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) $87.63 $64.25 $151.88 6.11%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Dodge repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.05 $0.00 $0.05 11.59%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $89.08 $99.87 $188.95 10.35%
3 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $146.31 $94.90 $241.21 7.19%
4 Replace Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve and Clean All EGR ports $98.75 $92.07 $190.81 6.07%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $127.02 $928.88 $1,055.90 4.46%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Ford repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace ABS Control Module $87.84 $847.63 $935.46 12.50%
2 Replace Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve, Tube and Grommet $82.59 $16.44 $99.03 10.19%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $87.12 $91.39 $178.52 4.69%
4 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $168.90 $175.05 $343.95 4.62%
5 Replace Ignition Coil(s) and Spark Plug(s) $244.60 $181.28 $425.88 4.28%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % GMC repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $90.78 $149.13 $239.91 11.44%
2 Remove Aftermarket Alarm $83.27 $0.00 $83.27 6.73%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.79 $0.00 $0.79 6.32%
4 Replace Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECT) $123.84 $54.10 $177.94 5.51%
5 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $87.68 $303.31 $390.98 5.00%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Honda repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $105.44 $986.49 $1,091.93 10.59%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $84.18 $218.21 $302.39 8.62%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.43 $0.03 $0.46 7.32%
4 Inspect Battery and Charging System and Repair as Necessary $81.83 $0.00 $81.83 6.06%
5 Replace ABS Modulator Assembly $132.99 $806.11 $939.10 5.54%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Hyundai repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $88.81 $114.59 $203.40 14.05%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 12.68%
3 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $254.69 $99.67 $354.36 9.07%
4 Replace Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Purge Control Valve $88.10 $54.26 $142.36 6.36%
5 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $82.15 $333.13 $415.28 5.88%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Infiniti repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $4.80 $1.11 $5.91 8.73%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $86.29 $204.61 $290.91 7.43%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) and Reprogram Engine Control Module (ECM) $155.90 $261.67 $417.58 7.15%
4 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $87.81 $178.10 $265.91 6.69%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $148.06 $904.52 $1,052.58 6.59%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Jaguar repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $142.36 $1,333.50 $1,475.86 12.26%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $87.81 $391.37 $479.19 10.00%
3 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $98.84 $110.20 $209.03 8.71%
4 Replace Spark Plug(s) and Ignition Coil(s) $189.06 $268.57 $457.62 6.77%
5 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $79.63 $183.53 $263.15 6.45%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Jeep repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $82.86 $94.78 $177.64 14.0%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 13.0%
3 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) at EVAP System and Repair as Necessary $104.49 $0.00 $104.49 6.9%
4 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $110.78 $869.86 $980.65 5.0%
5 Perform Engine De-Carbon Procedure $128.14 $9.67 $137.81 4.0%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Kia repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 8.99%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $83.06 $185.77 $268.83 8.54%
3 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $173.00 $102.96 $275.95 8.00%
4 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $143.31 $868.60 $1,011.92 7.96%
5 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) and Repair as Necessary $82.38 $0.00 $82.38 7.80%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Land Rover repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $329.22 $365.61 $694.83 13.98%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $82.37 $179.78 $262.15 11.83%
3 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $80.91 $444.85 $525.75 8.60%
4 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) at Air Injection System (AIR) and Repair as Necessary $114.24 $0.00 $114.24 7.83%
5 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $3.48 $0.00 $3.48 7.07%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Lexus repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $98.53 $178.09 $276.62 15.40%
2 Replace Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor (AFR) $90.57 $230.30 $320.87 14.63%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $8.56 $0.00 $8.56 11.47%
4 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $89.36 $244.89 $334.26 10.01%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $96.55 $1,240.95 $1,337.50 9.55%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Lincoln repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Spark Plug(s) and Ignition Coil(s) $188.18 $171.92 $360.10 16.72%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $80.35 $86.86 $167.22 9.84%
3 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $91.07 $100.44 $191.51 9.17%
4 Replace Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve and Hose $95.58 $15.01 $110.59 6.10%
5 Replace Intake Manifold Gasket(s) $350.97 $66.87 $417.84 5.37%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Mazda repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $149.24 $750.81 $900.05 12.47%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $5.87 $0.35 $6.22 10.48%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $89.27 $171.59 $260.86 8.82%
4 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $85.42 $231.33 $316.75 7.86%
5 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $117.72 $139.64 $257.36 7.27%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Mercedes repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $86.53 $433.39 $519.93 19.11%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $87.07 $250.87 $337.94 9.84%
3 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $228.54 $1,363.38 $1,591.92 7.66%
4 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 7.59%
5 Replace Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve and Clean All EGR ports $123.53 $214.62 $338.15 5.20%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Mercury repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve and Hose $79.65 $13.93 $93.58 8.28%
2 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $158.72 $217.21 $375.93 8.13%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $83.77 $99.62 $183.39 7.74%
4 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $3.05 $0.00 $3.05 6.77%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $130.67 $1,029.14 $1,159.81 5.07%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Mitsubishi repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $84.51 $220.80 $305.30 19.22%
2 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $114.58 $890.79 $1,005.37 13.08%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $2.19 $0.00 $2.19 10.16%
4 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $171.84 $156.68 $328.51 6.89%
5 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $80.49 $591.00 $671.48 5.30%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Nissan repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $159.33 $657.10 $816.43 13.67%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $1.26 $0.31 $1.57 9.53%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $92.66 $359.14 $451.80 7.08%
4 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $86.90 $146.12 $233.02 5.93%
5 Replace Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) $82.57 $51.78 $134.35 3.93%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Saab repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Ignition Control Module $83.06 $308.92 $391.98 18.40%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $2.25 $0.00 $2.25 9.07%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $80.71 $281.70 $362.41 9.07%
4 Replace Ignition Control Module (ICM) $82.16 $338.69 $420.85 8.27%
5 Replace Throttle Body Assembly $87.65 $478.32 $565.97 6.93%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Subaru repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $95.56 $808.47 $904.03 17.18%
2 Replace Knock Sensor(s) $105.94 $108.00 $213.94 14.42%
3 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $173.46 $92.22 $265.67 10.21%
4 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $135.38 $167.60 $302.99 9.94%
5 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $14.12 $0.35 $14.48 9.73%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Suzuki repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $82.56 $273.63 $356.18 27.10%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $3.73 $0.00 $3.73 19.03%
3 Replace Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve and Clean All EGR ports $94.19 $436.16 $530.35 9.68%
4 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $104.52 $977.27 $1,081.79 5.16%
5 Clean Ground Wire $79.38 $0.00 $79.38 3.87%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Toyota repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $89.75 $179.21 $268.95 14.70%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.57 $0.00 $0.57 11.91%
3 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $88.87 $1,095.52 $1,184.39 11.74%
4 Replace Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor (AFR) $88.94 $211.97 $300.91 7.74%
5 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $99.92 $277.04 $376.96 5.75%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % VW repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $85.21 $241.65 $326.86 11.81%
2 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $132.36 $816.57 $948.93 10.87%
3 Replace Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECT) $88.19 $31.80 $119.99 8.39%
4 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $83.85 $129.03 $212.87 5.58%
5 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $94.99 $199.62 $294.61 5.13%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost (Parts & Labor) % Volvo repairs Oct. 1, 2010 – Oct. 1, 2011
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $3.52 $0.00 $3.52 14.24%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $99.12 $320.33 $419.45 9.09%
3 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $83.96 $304.22 $388.18 8.30%
4 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) and Repair as Necessary $83.01 $0.00 $83.01 6.44%
5 Replace Spark Plug(s) and Ignition Coil(s) $126.96 $230.70 $357.66 5.23%
Qbx2011 CarMD Manufacturer & Vehicle Rankings