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Mexico Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)

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The J.D. Power Mexico Vehicle Dependability (VDS) StudySM evaluates quality (dependability) of vehicles between 2 to 3 years of ownership based on vehicle problems experienced since ownership.

Study findings are used extensively by manufacturers worldwide to help them design and build better vehicles—which typically retain higher resale value—and by consumers to help them make more informed choices for both new and used vehicles.

Problem symptoms are evaluated in eight vehicle system categories:

  • Exterior
  • Features/Controls/Displays
  • Seats
  • Interior
  • The Driving Experience
  • Audio/Entertainment/Navigation
  • HVAC 
  • Engine/Transmission