2014

Manufacturer & Vehicle Rankings

Published by CarMD, December 2014

CarMD.com Corporation, a leading provider of car repair data and solutions, is pleased to release its 2014 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ Manufacturer & Vehicle Reliability Rankings – the only Index to offer an annual ranking of manufacturers and vehicles using statistically-based “check engine”-related failures and repair costs. The rankings are based on a combined average rating of fewest “check engine”-related problems and lowest repair costs for vehicles needing repairs over the past year. This Index also ranks the top 100 vehicles overall, top vehicles by category and lists the most common repairs by make. This Index analyzed more than 40,400 reported in-use repairs that apply to an estimated 88 million Model Year 2004-2014 vehicles.



For the first time since CarMD began ranking manufacturers, Honda ranks no. 1, edging out Hyundai (no. 2). Rounding out the top five vehicle manufacturers of 2014 are no. 3 Toyota, no. 4 GM and no. 5 Ford. New to this year’s list of the 10 most reliable manufacturers are Mazda (no. 9) and BMW (no. 10), beating out Mitsubishi and Volkswagen, which dropped off the list.

The lower the Index rating, the higher reliability ranking.
(Top-10 vehicle manufacturers based on model year 2004-2014 vehicles needing repairs between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014, and determined by the manufacturers whose vehicles had the fewest percentage 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.)
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Highlights


For the first time since CarMD began ranking manufacturers, Honda ranks no. 1, edging out Hyundai by one one-hundredth of a point.

  • Honda’s Index rating score and ranking were helped with its combined lower than average repair cost and frequency per vehicle population.

Half of the top-10 manufacturers experienced a drop in reliability rating, with more frequent visits to the repair shop and increased average repair costs. The other five saw improved ratings.

  • The manufacturers with improved Vehicle Health Index ratings include Honda, Ford, Kia, Mazda and BMW.
  • Honda had the most marked improvement moving from no. 5 to no. 1 helped by the 2012 Civic (the top-ranked compact car) and a big improvement in the reliability of its Odyssey minivans.

  • Mazda had the lowest average repair cost among the top-10 – ranked manufacturers ($302.92).
  • The manufacturer with the highest overall repair cost was Toyota ($486.93); however, Toyota’s average repair cost did drop 10 percent from the $540.53 reported last year.

The top-10 list of vehicles included five sedans, two compacts, one SUV, one minivan and one hybrid.

  • This marks the first time either a hybrid or minivan ranks in the top-10.
  • The no. 6-ranked vehicle this year is the 2011 Honda Odyssey and the no. 9-ranked vehicle is the 2010 Toyota Prius.

  • Ford had the most vehicles in the top 100 (24).
  • Nissan dropped from having 14 vehicles in the top 100 in 2013 to four this year.
  • Dodge – new to the list – has three vehicles in the top 100 including the 2009 and 2011 Caliber, and 2012 Challenger.

Different vehicle makes tend to have unique sets of problems and common failures. The CarMD Vehicle Health Index points out common problems by manufacturer, providing a helpful resource for vehicle owners as they maintain and repair their vehicles.


Sourcing a robust database of “check engine”-related problems and repairs of vehicles on the road today, CarMD is able to provide fact-based transparency into a wide range of vehicles, including a combination of new and used cars and trucks. CarMD provides the only Index that allows consumers to statistically analyze how vehicles age, and see real-life data on trends related to repair frequency and costs for a decade of makes and models. Five sedans, two compacts, one SUV, one minivan and one hybrid comprise this year’s top-10 list of most reliable vehicles, according to CarMD. Toyota leads the pack with four vehicles in the top-10, including the 2012 Camry (no. 1), 2011 Camry (no. 4), 2010 Prius (no. 9) and 2010 Corolla (no. 10). Honda’s two top-10 vehicles include the 2012 Civic (no. 2) and the 2011 Odyssey (no.6). This is a marked improvement over Odyssey’s ranking at the bottom of the list when CarMD first published its Index four years ago. Hyundai has two sedans on the top-10 list with the 2012 Sonata (no. 3) and 2013 Sonata (no. 5). Rounding out the list is Kia’s 2012 Soul (no. 7) and 2012 Optima (no. 8).

The lower the Index rating, the higher reliability ranking.
(Top-10 vehicles based on Model Year 2004 -2014 vehicles that had the fewest percentage of CarMD repair incidents combined with the lowest cost per repair, per number of registered vehicles on the road between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. Sources: CarMD.com Corp., with vehicle population data provided by R.L. Polk.)


Based on combined fewest and lowest cost “check engine”-related problems (Model Year 2004-2014):


No. 1-ranked Honda, which includes Acura and Honda makes, moved up four spots from its no.5 ranking a year ago. Its average repair cost dropped 17 percent from $469 in 2013 to $388 in 2014. Honda, which scored a 1.32 Index rating, edged out Hyundai, which has a 1.33 Index rating
(The lower the CarMD Index score, the higher the ranking).

  • The top 100 list includes three Acuras and 13 Hondas. The top-ranked Acura is the 2006 TSX (no. 76). The bestranked Honda is the 2012 Civic (no. 2). Honda continues to make improvements in its minivan reliability; earlier models rank in the bottom 10 percent of vehicles rated by CarMD. In 2014, Odyssey ranks no. 6 and no. 11.

No. 2 Hyundai’s ranking is helped by is having the lowest repair incident rate among the manufacturers, meaning its owners enjoyed the fewest trips to the repairs shop for malfunction indicator lamp-related (a.k.a. “check engine”) problems.

  • Hyundai’s CarMD Vehicle Health Index rating score (1.34) was barely beat out by Honda (1.33).
  • Hyundai has nine vehicles on the top 100 list, including three Sonata sedans: 2012 Sonata (no. 3), 2013 Sonata (no. 5) and 2011 Sonata (no. 31). Hyunda’s Elantra earns five spots in the top 100, as does the 2012 Accent (no. 22).

Toyota, no. 3, had the second lowest repair incident rating and a 10 percent drop in year-over-year repair cost from $540 to $486, but is nudged out by Honda and Hyundai’s slightly better overall scores.

  • Four Lexus vehicles and 17 Toyota vehicles are listed in the top 100, led by the 2012 Camry, which ranks no. 1 for the second year in a row with a CarMD Index score of 0.15 versus last year’s 0.11 score showing it is holding its reliability. No Scion vehicles made the top 100 list. Lexus swept the top three Luxury vehicles this year.
  • For the first time since the CarMD Vehicle Health Index has been published, the Sienna minivan made the top 100 with the 2012 Sienna (no. 12) and the 2010 Sienna (no. 71). Another first is the 2010 Prius (no. 9), marking the first time a hybrid vehicle has made the top 100 list.

No. 4-ranked General Motors moves down one spot from no. 3.

  • GM’s drop in ranking is partially due to an 8 percent increase in repair cost from $304 to $329.
  • In 2013, GM had 11 vehicles in the top 100; this year it has five vehicles on the list. This includes the 2011 Buick Enclave (no. 25), 2005 Buick Century (no. 34), 2001 GMC Acadia (no. 80), 2009 Pontiac Vibe (no. 81) and 2012 GMC Terrain (no. 92). No Chevrolet vehicles made the 2014 top 100 list. The oldest vehicle in the top 100 is GM’s 2005 Buick Century (no. 34), demonstrating there are reliable older-model pre-owned vehicle options.

Ranked no. 5, Ford continues its reliability climb moving one spot from its no. 6 ranking in 2013.

  • Again this year, Ford has the most vehicles in the top 100 with 24 Fords on the list. No Lincoln or Mercury vehicles made the 2014 list.
  • Compacts and trucks are bright spots for Ford. It swept the Truck category with its 2011 and 2010 F-150s and 2012 F-250. And the Focus model year 2008 through 2013 all made the top 100 list.

Chrysler, no. 6, drops two spots from no. 4 with a big increase in frequency of “check engine” light repair incidents.

  • Despite a drop in rank, Chrysler does have the second lowest repair cost ($303) with only Mazda having a lower average repair cost ($302).
  • Chrysler has eight vehicles on the 2014 top 100 list, led by the 2012 Jeep Liberty (no. 30). Dodge makes the list for the first time this year, with the 2011 Caliber (no. 56), 2012 Challenger (no. 88) and 2009 Caliber (no. 99).

Kia improves one spot from no. 8 in 2013 to no. 7 this year helped by a very slight drop in repair incidents.

  • Kia’s repair costs were up for a second year in a row from $346 in 2013 to $365 – a 5 percent increase.
  • Kia doubles its number of top 100 vehicles from three to six. This includes the 2012 Soul (no. 7), 2012 Optima (no. 8), 2010 Soul (no. 19), 2012 Forte (no. 24), 2011 Sorento (no. 70) and 2008 Sportage (no. 96).

Ranked no. 9, Mazda appears on the list for the first time.

  • Mazda has the lowest average repair cost ($302) among the manufacturers.
  • The 2010 Mazda 3 (no. 66), is the only Mazda vehicle on the top 100 list this year. The 2009 Mazda 3 just missed the list coming in at no. 111. It is important to remember that CarMD’s top 100 list represents the top-10 percent of all vehicles on the road today. There are many reliable pre-owned vehicles that just fall short of this honor.

In the no. 10 spot BMW returns to the top-10 list after a year off. It previously ranked no. 3 in 2012. BMW edges out Volkswagen, which drops off the list this year.

  • The 2011 BMW 535 sedan ranks no. 78 on the top 100 list.
  • BMW’s score was hurt by some of its older model vehicles, which ranked in the bottom 10 percent, such as the 2004 BMW 545 and 2004 BMW 745. CarMD looks at a decade of vehicle models. Once some of these lower scoring, older-model vehicles drop off the list BMW will likely regain its higher ranking.

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Stats


By vehicle manufacturer

Rank Manufacturer % CarMD Red Light
Reports /
Problems Seen
Average Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
Overall CarMD
2014 Index Rating
(2013 Index Rating Score
Shown in Parenthesis)
Year-Over-Year Comparison
1. HONDA 6.7% $388.34 1.32 (0.97) from no. 5
2. HYUNDAI 2.2% $306.34 1.33 (0.80) from no. 1
3. TOYOTA 8.7% $486.93 1.48 (0.86) from no. 2
4. GM 19.6% $329.82 1.80 (0.91) from no. 3
5. FORD 17.2% $397.48 1.84 (1.04) from no. 6
6. CHRYSLER 17.2% $303.38 2.11 (0.96) from no. 4
7. KIA 2.3% $365.89 2.52 (1.56) from no. 8
8. NISSAN 9.8% $470.39 2.53 (1.09) from no. 7
9. MAZDA 1.1% $302.92 2.64 (not ranked in 2013) New to list
10. BMW 1.2% $355.08 3.00 (not ranked in 2013) New to list

The lower the Index rating, the higher reliability ranking.
(Top-10 vehicle manufacturers based on model year 2004-2014 vehicles needing repairs between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014, and determined by the manufacturers whose vehicles had the fewest percentage 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 2004-2014) from Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014

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 2012 TOYOTA CAMRY $57.24 0.029 0.002 0.015
2 2012 HONDA CIVIC $138.50 0.049 0.017 0.033
3 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA $185.25 0.055 0.026 0.041
4 2011 TOYOTA CAMRY $153.44 0.065 0.025 0.045
5 2013 HYUNDAI SONATA $257.25 0.063 0.041 0.052
6 2011 HONDA ODYSSEY $117.00 0.085 0.025 0.055
7 2012 KIA SOUL $191.50 0.098 0.047 0.072
8 2012 KIA OPTIMA $188.25 0.116 0.055 0.085
9 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS $611.00 0.068 0.105 0.086
10 2010 TOYOTA COROLLA $371.63 0.091 0.085 0.088
11 2012 HONDA ODYSSEY $528.00 0.080 0.106 0.093
12 2011 TOYOTA SIENNA $196.25 0.127 0.063 0.095
13 2011 HONDA CR-V $222.00 0.125 0.070 0.098
14 2012 HONDA ACCORD $112.00 0.155 0.044 0.100
15 2007 HONDA CR-V $172.55 0.144 0.063 0.103
16 2008 TOYOTA AVALON $286.67 0.127 0.092 0.109
17 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA $120.78 0.170 0.052 0.111
18 2010 HONDA ACCORD $210.62 0.148 0.079 0.113
19 2010 KIA SOUL $142.00 0.167 0.060 0.114
20 2010 LEXUS ES $291.00 0.139 0.102 0.120
21 2013 TOYOTA CAMRY $22.00 0.229 0.013 0.121
22 2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT $191.50 0.171 0.083 0.127
23 2008 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER $292.13 0.151 0.111 0.131
24 2012 KIA FORTE $334.00 0.145 0.122 0.133
25 2011 BUICK ENCLAVE $373.67 0.140 0.132 0.136
26 2011 FORD F150 $264.13 0.167 0.111 0.139
27 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY $351.40 0.149 0.132 0.140
28 2012 FORD F250 $378.75 0.144 0.138 0.141
29 2008 FORD FOCUS $166.21 0.201 0.084 0.143
30 2012 JEEP LIBERTY $169.00 0.200 0.085 0.143
31 2011 HYUNDAI SONATA $286.05 0.166 0.120 0.143
32 2013 FORD MUSTANG $245.00 0.178 0.110 0.144
33 2012 FORD FOCUS $315.06 0.161 0.128 0.145
34 2005 BUICK CENTURY $179.33 0.202 0.091 0.146
35 2011 FORD FOCUS $346.25 0.158 0.138 0.148
36 2011 TOYOTA RAV4 $395.50 0.150 0.150 0.150
37 2010 FORD EDGE $204.00 0.199 0.102 0.151
38 2010 NISSAN MURANO $545.67 0.127 0.175 0.151
39 2013 FORD EXPLORER $400.14 0.153 0.155 0.154
40 2012 FORD EXPLORER $127.75 0.235 0.076 0.155
41 2010 FORD FOCUS $349.57 0.166 0.146 0.156
42 2012 FORD FUSION $260.81 0.192 0.126 0.159
43 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA $999.20 0.090 0.228 0.159
44 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA $227.74 0.203 0.117 0.160
45 2010 FORD F150 $171.29 0.232 0.100 0.166
46 2008 LEXUS RX $251.50 0.204 0.130 0.167
47 2008 LEXUS ES $642.25 0.129 0.209 0.169
48 2010 TOYOTA CAMRY $327.33 0.185 0.153 0.169
49 2008 HONDA CR-V $240.56 0.215 0.131 0.173
50 2009 FORD FOCUS $280.20 0.206 0.146 0.176
51 2013 FORD FOCUS $306.40 0.200 0.155 0.177
52 2011 HONDA PILOT $174.14 0.247 0.109 0.178
53 2011 FORD EDGE $321.89 0.200 0.162 0.181
54 2011 FORD MUSTANG $134.33 0.275 0.093 0.184
55 2011 SUBARU OUTBACK $148.80 0.273 0.103 0.188
56 2011 DODGE CALIBER $100.25 0.300 0.076 0.188
57 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA $234.00 0.238 0.141 0.189
58 2008 FORD EDGE $237.33 0.237 0.142 0.190
59 2013 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT $112.67 0.296 0.084 0.190
60 2013 FORD TAURUS $150.00 0.278 0.105 0.192
61 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA $462.27 0.085 0.300 0.192
62 2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA $197.00 0.265 0.132 0.198
63 2013 FORD ESCAPE $144.91 0.294 0.108 0.201
64 2008 TOYOTA CAMRY $242.33 0.250 0.153 0.202
65 2011 FORD FUSION $166.48 0.287 0.121 0.204
66 2010 MAZDA 3 $153.75 0.299 0.116 0.208
67 2012 NISSAN ROGUE $777.13 0.141 0.276 0.208
68 2008 VOLVO XC90 $146.67 0.304 0.113 0.209
69 2009 NISSAN MAXIMA $374.20 0.216 0.204 0.210
70 2011 KIA SORENTO $421.30 0.204 0.217 0.210
71 2010 TOYOTA SIENNA $324.33 0.232 0.190 0.211
72 2012 FORD F150 $547.17 0.179 0.248 0.214
73 2008 HONDA CIVIC $242.00 0.266 0.162 0.214
74 2012 FIAT 500 $195.33 0.288 0.142 0.215
75 2009 FORD RANGER $272.00 0.256 0.176 0.216
76 2006 ACURA TSX $430.33 0.207 0.225 0.216
77 2011 JEEP WRANGLER $154.00 0.313 0.122 0.217
78 2011 BMW 535 $342.67 0.234 0.202 0.218
79 2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA $210.25 0.289 0.153 0.221
80 2011 GMC ACADIA $273.67 0.264 0.183 0.224
81 2009 PONTIAC VIBE $243.67 0.278 0.171 0.224
82 2007 TOYOTA YARIS $202.00 0.299 0.152 0.225
83 2013 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $233.00 0.285 0.168 0.226
84 2007 LEXUS ES $372.18 0.237 0.223 0.230
85 2012 NISSAN FRONTIER $173.57 0.322 0.141 0.232
86 2009 HONDA ACCORD $238.81 0.292 0.176 0.234
87 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C $326.33 0.260 0.214 0.237
88 2012 DODGE CHALLENGER $183.33 0.327 0.151 0.239
89 2008 ACURA TL $315.33 0.271 0.216 0.243
90 2010 HONDA CIVIC $358.06 0.256 0.231 0.243
91 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA $298.00 0.283 0.213 0.248
92 2012 GMC TERRAIN $243.60 0.308 0.189 0.249
93 2011 FORD ESCAPE $205.33 0.328 0.170 0.249
94 2007 HONDA ELEMENT $141.50 0.367 0.131 0.249
95 2008 ACURA MDX $292.33 0.287 0.212 0.250
96 2008 KIA SPORTAGE $283.00 0.293 0.209 0.251
97 2012 JEEP WRANGLER $569.67 0.207 0.298 0.252
98 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ C $396.00 0.252 0.252 0.252
99 2009 DODGE CALIBER $161.40 0.364 0.148 0.256
100 2011 FORD F250 $262.11 0.311 0.206 0.258

(Top 100 vehicles based on CarMD diagnostic reports generated from Oct. 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2014, representing an estimated 88 million model year 2004 – 2014 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
1 2012 Honda Civic
2 2010 Toyota Corolla
3 2012 Kia Forte
Minivan
1 2011 Honda Odyssey
2 2012 Honda Odyssey
3 2012 Toyota Sienna
Sedan
1 2012 Toyota Camry
2 2012 Hyundai Sonata
3 2011 Toyota Camry
Full-Sized SUV
1 2008 Toyota Highlander
2 2011 Buick Enclave
3 2012 Jeep Liberty
Wagon / Crossover SUV
1 2012 Kia Soul
2 2011 Honda CR-V
3 2007 Honda CR-V
Truck
1 2011 Ford F-150
2 2012 Ford F-250
3 2010 Ford F-150
Luxury
1 2010 Lexus ES
2 2008 Lexus RX
3 2008 Lexus ES

By common repairs…

Common Repairs by Brand/Make (MY 1996-2014) – 2014 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™

  • Different vehicle makes tend to have a unique set of problems and common failures.
    The CarMD Vehicle Health Index points out common “check engine” light-related
    problems and repairs by brand, providing a helpful resource for owners as they maintain
    and repair their vehicles.
  • For instance “Replace Oxygen Sensor” accounted for 17 percent of Mitsubishi
    repairs over the past year. Earlier this year, CarMD revealed that the no. 1 most
    common repair on vehicles in the U.S. is “replace O2 sensor,” accounting
    for 7.55 percent of all “check engine”-related repairs last year. O2
    sensors measure the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust and tell a car’s
    computer when there is either too much or not enough fuel as compared with oxygen
    for ideal operation. If a faultyO2 sensor is not repaired, the car’s gas mileage
    can drop by as much as 40 percent.
  • Other examples: “Replace Ignition Coil” accounted for 18 percent of
    Lincoln vehicles and “Replace Catalytic Converter(s)” comprised 19 percent
    of Subaru’s check engine-related trips to the shop.

Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Acura repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Inspect Battery and Charging System and Repair as Necessary $109.25 $0.00 $109.25 10.16%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $109.07 $262.89 $371.96 8.13%
3 Replace ABS Modulator Assembly $119.31 $2,045.51 $2,164.82 7.82%
4 Inspect for Faulty Wiring and Repair as Necessary $155.39 $0.00 $155.39 6.25%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $131.73 $732.64 $864.37 6.18%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Audi repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $120.11 $250.30 $370.41 10.98%
2 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) and Repair as Necessary $108.83 $0.00 $108.83 10.07%
3 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) at Air Injection System (AIR) and Repair as Necessary $110.10 $0.00 $110.10 6.18%
4 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $333.31 $1,181.53 $1,514.84 6.18%
5 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $109.12 $30.06 $139.18 6.18%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% BMW repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Inspect for Vacuum Leak and Repair as Necessary $114.74 $0.78 $115.52 13.30%
2 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $109.03 $434.98 $544.01 12.13%
3 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $116.19 $101.23 $217.42 10.16%
4 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 5.97%
5 Replace Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) $111.96 $134.81 $246.77 5.97%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Buick repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Purge Solenoid $109.91 $54.92 $164.83 6.29%
2 Replace Thermostat $162.69 $27.42 $190.11 5.62%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $109.30 $102.71 $212.01 5.58%
4 Replace Wheel Speed Sensor(s) , Wheel Hub and Bearing Assembly $345.75 $426.46 $772.21 5.58%
5 Adjust Tire Pressure and Relearn Tire Pressure Sensor(s) $109.15 $0.00 $109.15 5.44%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Cadillac repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $147.99 $1,424.03 $1,572.02 8.48%
2 Clean Fuel Injector(s) $123.48 $34.28 $157.76 5.36%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $110.02 $150.87 $260.89 5.07%
4 Remove Aftermarket Alarm System $109.38 $0.00 $109.38 4.73%
5 Replace Fuel Injector(s) $253.18 $220.60 $473.78 4.58%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Chevrolet repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $112.36 $116.52 $228.88 7.53%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 4.95%
3 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $135.31 $900.19 $1,035.50 3.99%
4 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $109.43 $294.54 $403.97 3.00%
5 Replace Fuel Injector(s) $284.36 $375.76 $660.12 2.85%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Chrysler repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 7.85%
2 Replace Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) $108.90 $62.81 $171.71 7.65%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $108.98 $126.66 $235.65 6.64%
4 Replace Leak Detection Pump (LDP) $159.09 $55.04 $214.13 6.04%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $167.57 $753.65 $921.22 4.63%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Dodge repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 12.98%
2 Replace Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve and Clean All EGR ports $116.05 $107.15 $223.20 8.55%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $125.90 $79.99 $205.89 8.25%
4 Replace Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Occupant Detection Module $109.13 $204.16 $313.29 7.05%
5 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $208.74 $123.41 $332.15 5.63%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Ford repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Ignition Coil(s) and Spark Plug(s) $288.01 $159.80 $447.81 8.61%
2 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $134.90 $126.82 $261.72 5.60%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $113.06 $91.50 $204.56 5.40%
4 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $214.37 $161.33 $375.70 4.16%
5 Replace ABS Control Module $157.09 $734.23 $891.32 3.81%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% GMC
repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $112.77 $104.74 $217.51 8.06%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 4.34%
3 Replace Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Purge Solenoid $125.93 $54.93 $180.86 3.29%
4 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $108.92 $313.99 $422.91 3.23%
5 Replace Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Canister Vent Solenoid $109.13 $124.26 $233.39 3.19%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Honda
repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $140.03 $971.00 $1,111.03 8.62%
2 Inspect Battery and Charging System and Repair as Necessary $110.86 $0.00 $110.86 7.92%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $109.45 $200.32 $309.77 6.10%
4 Replace Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve and Clean All EGR ports $192.70 $204.06 $396.76 4.81%
5 Replace ABS Modulator Assembly $179.56 $1,060.17 $1,239.73 4.76%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Hyundai repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $114.29 $140.88 $255.17 14.64%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 10.16%
3 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $130.62 $900.43 $1,031.05 7.46%
4 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $192.31 $106.18 $298.49 7.46%
5 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $108.93 $298.67 $407.60 5.54%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Infiniti repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 9.29%
2 Replace Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) $109.02 $109.01 $218.03 7.24%
3 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $222.67 $946.16 $1,168.83 7.24%
4 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $125.66 $202.77 $328.43 6.28%
5 Replace Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid $108.91 $263.46 $372.37 6.15%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Jeep repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $139.53 $253.43 $392.96 11.33%
2 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $256.94 $1,251.72 $1,508.66 9.67%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $113.14 $303.95 $417.09 7.67%
4 Replace Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Tube $371.15 $56.46 $427.61 6.00%
5 Replace Ignition Coil(s) and Spark Plug(s) $231.65 $749.78 $981.43 4.67%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Kia repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $110.78 $211.43 $322.21 9.35%
2 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $243.52 $102.46 $345.98 8.35%
3 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $184.21 $992.01 $1,176.22 7.12%
4 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 6.71%
5 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $119.50 $136.72 $256.22 6.41%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Land Rover repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $109.13 $257.39 $366.52 14.53%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $111.08 $215.05 $326.14 12.50%
3 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $415.34 $399.60 $814.94 11.49%
4 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) at Air Injection System (AIR) and Repair as Necessary $143.59 $28.64 $172.23 6.08%
5 Replace Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Purge Control Valve $108.91 $121.98 $230.89 5.07%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Lexus repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $128.74 $192.21 $320.95 12.36%
2 Replace Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor (AFR) $123.88 $243.22 $367.10 10.54%
3 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $185.89 $1,199.20 $1,385.09 9.42%
4 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $115.96 $223.13 $339.09 8.64%
5 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $158.11 $120.58 $278.69 5.88%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Lincoln repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Ignition Coil(s) and Spark Plug(s) $251.77 $155.57 $407.34 18.02%
2 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $127.28 $92.11 $219.39 9.26%
3 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $109.25 $87.97 $197.22 6.29%
4 Replace Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve and Hose $133.06 $19.86 $152.92 4.66%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $171.61 $1,280.07 $1,451.68 4.59%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Mazda repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 8.66%
2 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $167.79 $830.02 $997.81 8.23%
3 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $109.30 $258.87 $368.17 6.78%
4 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $114.51 $173.55 $288.06 6.48%
5 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $146.62 $121.41 $268.03 6.00%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Mercury repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Ignition Coil(s) and Spark Plug(s) $231.28 $147.24 $378.52 11.36%
2 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $190.48 $237.15 $427.63 9.19%
3 Replace Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve and Hose $108.87 $19.51 $128.38 6.89%
4 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $112.17 $88.78 $200.95 6.11%
5 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $187.48 $1,257.85 $1,445.33 5.84%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Mini
repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $109.34 $267.23 $376.57 14.58%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 11.81%
3 Replace Thermostat and Housing Assembly $300.81 $122.96 $423.77 7.64%
4 Replace Ignition Coil(s) and Spark Plug Wires $131.27 $282.00 $413.27 5.56%
5 Replace Leak Detection Pump (LDP) $120.89 $158.57 $279.46 5.56%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Mitsubishi repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $116.79 $253.42 $370.21 17.66%
2 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $161.81 $961.11 $1,122.92 8.54%
3 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $244.20 $166.69 $410.89 7.53%
4 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $109.19 $546.83 $656.02 6.61%
5 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 5.36%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Nissan repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $221.70 $677.93 $899.63 13.17%
2 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $126.23 $144.38 $270.61 6.10%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 6.01%
4 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $109.14 $418.41 $527.55 5.41%
5 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $116.55 $216.63 $333.18 4.89%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Pontiac repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $138.17 $712.50 $850.67 7.15%
2 Replace Thermostat $154.81 $31.12 $185.93 6.98%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 6.44%
4 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $109.99 $133.85 $243.84 6.01%
5 Replace Fuel Injector(s) $245.30 $392.22 $637.52 5.16%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Porsche repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $142.22 $615.05 $757.27 12.35%
2 Replace Oil Filler Vacuum Hose $174.11 $32.71 $206.82 11.11%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 9.88%
4 Replace Air Injection (AIR) Check Valve $162.93 $69.87 $232.80 9.88%
5 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $120.81 $366.38 $487.19 9.88%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Subaru repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $123.55 $684.21 $807.76 19.10%
2 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 10.06%
3 Replace Knock Sensor(s) $144.53 $138.48 $283.01 9.62%
4 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $167.19 $180.80 $347.99 9.18%
5 Replace Spark Plug Wires and Spark Plugs $215.34 $90.48 $305.82 8.31%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Suzuki repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $111.38 $284.18 $395.56 14.78%
2 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $126.55 $1,000.64 $1,127.19 11.31%
3 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 4.93%
4 Replace Transmission Range Sensor $109.20 $82.95 $192.15 4.93%
5 Replace Timing Chain and Tensioner $1,303.03 $512.39 $1,815.42 4.56%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% Toyota repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $126.03 $1,158.59 $1,284.62 11.95%
2 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $117.54 $185.54 $303.08 10.81%
3 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $122.13 $239.88 $362.01 6.81%
4 Replace Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor (AFR) $115.12 $226.63 $341.75 4.92%
5 Inspect for Loose Fuel Cap and Tighten or Replace as Necessary $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 4.17%
Rank Repair Labor Parts Total Repair Cost
(Parts & Labor)
% VW repairs Oct. 1,
2013 – Sept. 30, 2014
1 Replace Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor $110.63 $249.57 $360.20 9.25%
2 Replace Catalytic Converter(s) with new OE Catalytic Converter(s) $178.50 $1,012.44 $1,190.94 8.78%
3 Replace Ignition Coil(s) $108.98 $126.01 $234.99 8.36%
4 Replace Oxygen Sensor(s) (O2S) $115.52 $223.05 $338.57 5.57%
5 Inspect for Faulty Vacuum Hose(s) and Repair as Necessary $109.07 $0.00 $109.07 5.52%
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