DETROIT - Buick ranked third in vehicle dependability for 3-year old models in J.D. Power and Associates' annual Vehicle Dependability Study.
Buick has ranked in the top 10 brands in the dependability study for the past nine years. The study tracks vehicle issues over a three-year ownership period and this year evaluates 198 problem areas, which provides insight into the reliability and dependability of a brand and specific model as they approach the end of a typical warranty period.
The previous generation Buick LaCrosse, a 2010 North American Car of the Year finalist, received top honors in the midsize car segment for the second year in a row. The Buick Lucerne is among the top three models in the large car segment and the Buick Terraza came in third in the midsize van segment.