25 most unreliable new cars
Some cars motor along for years without missing a beat, but others are afflicted by fault after fault. Here's our round-up of the most problematic 25 cars aged up to four years old...
Just over a third of F-Pace owners reported a fault with their car; the most frequently cited issues were with the bodywork. Non-engine electrical systems and sat-navs were also problematic, and there were fuel system and suspension issues too. The vast majority of cars could still be driven, though, and all were fixed under warranty.
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19. Volvo XC90 (2015-present)
The latest big Volvo 4x4 isn’t as rugged as it looks – 56% of the cars we were told about had suffered a fault. Most problems were with non-engine electrics, followed by bodywork issues and malfunctioning sat-navs. Almost all cars could still be driven and all the glitches were fixed under warranty.
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The X-Trail may look tough, but its electrical systems suffer more than their fair share of problems. Owners told us 43% of X-Trails had a fault; while most were minor electrical issues, some were with the engine. Around a third of cars were rendered undrivable, but most were repaired for free.
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Jaguar XE owners spend a lot of time in dealerships, because 42% of their cars had a fault. While there were problems in every area, the most frequent were brakes and interior trim (both 11%) and electrics (10%). Most cars remained drivable and were fixed in less than a day, but a few owners had to pay £500-£750.