NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nissan brand moved up five positions and achieved an above industry average ranking for vehicle dependability according to the 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. In this year’s J.D. Power study of model year 2012 vehicles, Nissan jumped to 13th among brands with 128 problems per hundred vehicles (PPH). Nissan recorded 19 fewer PPH than the industry average of 147.
Overall, four Nissan vehicles ranked among the top-three most dependable within their respective segments, with the 2012 Murano taking the top honor in the Midsize SUV category – up two spots from the previous year. Nissan Altima, Frontier and LEAF each ranked second most dependable within their respective segments.
“Quality and dependability are two core attributes of Nissan vehicles designed to ensure our customers feel confident in their purchase decisions,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America. “Long-term brand quality is one of the leading factors in a customer’s purchasing decision and we believe the results of this year’s J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study demonstrate Nissan’s dedication to fulfilling that requirement.”
The 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study measures the number of owner-reported problems during the third year of vehicle ownership. Dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PPH)– with a lower number indicating a higher level of dependability.
This year’s J.D. Power study was enhanced to better measure the quality of today’s vehicles, particularly related to new technologies and features now being offered. The study covers 177 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle categories. The 2015 study reports an industry average of 147 reported problems per vehicle.
According to J.D. Power, “At the three-year point, many owners are thinking about replacing their vehicles, and we find that how they feel about their current vehicle’s quality and dependability impacts their intent to consider purchasing the same brand again.”
View the complete results of the 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study here.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.