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2017-11-29 12:42

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Johannesburg - Despite our comparatively small market, South African vehicle buyers not only have one of the widest selections of new vehicles to choose from but also benefit from “very high quality standards in terms of vehicle quality and customer service”, reports Ipsos. 

We asked Wheels24 readers to vote on their most common car problems experienced in SA.

Fuel consumption - 5793 votes (46%)
Low performance - 854 votes (7%)
Engine malfunction - 656 votes (5%)
Electronic issues - 2579 votes (21%)
All of the above - 2647 votes (21%)

What are the common problems reported?

The Ipsos vehicle quality survey highlights vehicle design issues by owners. This year the average number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) combined score improved to 73, an improvement of 10% in combined defect and design issues compared to the previous period (81 PP100).

The data was obtained from more than 7000 interviews with new owners who purchased their vehicle(s) during 2016. 

Ipsos says: "The 17 brands surveyed represent 72% of new vehicle sales in SA during 2016."


What are some of your most common car problems? Do you agree with the Ipsos survey? Email us

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