Looking to buy a new car? We’ll help you narrow down your search and avoid the top lemon cars. Here is a list of the cars that received the most car complaints in the 2019 Car Complaint Index. Needless to say that the numbers below represent relative index scores (lower Car Complaint Index numbers are better), and not the number of complaints received.
So, scroll down and steer away from the cars you’ll see on the list.
Chevrolet Volt: > 20,000
You are driving on the highway and your hybrid vehicle exhibits a lack on power. You notice a “Propulsion Power is Reduced” message on the dash.
Do you know how many people experienced the same problem? Well, many, many drivers!
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), key problem areas for the 2017 Chevrolet Volt are the propulsion, powertrain and electrical systems. All three cover the same concern – a lack of acceleration, following by warning lights and stalling.
Simply put, for the same money, you can definitely buy something better and more reliable.
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: > 20,000
When you take a look at the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, you think “Well, it looks quite good’’. It does. So, what’s wrong with the Santa Fe Sport? Why is it on our list? The most-reported problem is with the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe for transmission failure, fuel gauge not reading correctly, check engine light on.
So, think twice before you decide to spend money on it.
Chrysler Pacifica: > 20,000
“The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica was named Family Car of the Year for 2019 by Cars.com’’
“Chrysler Pacifica is outshining and outclassing the competition…’’
“Have You Been Looking for the Best Family Vehicle? Discover the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica’’
Without a doubt, the Internet is full of such comments and headlines. But the other side of the coin is that the trendy van has problems. The most common issues are with the engine, electrical system and transmission.
Tesla Model S: > 20,000
While Tesla is one of the best selling cars in the US, not all owners are happy about their purchase.
Most owners have experienced a variety of problems, including delayed deliveries, broken door handles, and internal computer systems crashing and leaving their cars inoperable.
So, it comes as no surprise that according to Consumer Reports the dependability of Tesla models has slipped in the last year.
Hyundai Tucson: 14,561
Decided to buy a Hyundai Tucson? Hmm, you can buy a better one at the same or similar price. The thing is the Korean automaker is best-known for its terrible engines. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), key problem areas for this model include the engine, transmission/powertrain, and vehicle speed control.
In other words, Hyundai Tucson is a bad idea!
The list of the worst cars also includes:
Ford Fusion Energi 12,242
Jeep Cherokee 11,755
Dodge Journey 9,852
Mercedes-Benz GLC 9,674
Mercedes-Benz CLA 9,329
Get In Touch With an Experienced Lemon Law Attorney
Do you own one of the cars on the list? I know that’s frustrating. You probably want to toss your mouse at the wall, don’t you? Well, there’s no need to panic! All states have laws designed to protect consumers from purchasing lemon cars. In other words, you don’t have to live with your lemon. Contact lemon law attorneys and they will know exactly what measures to take. And, if you want to work with the best lemon law attorneys, search no more. Just dial (818) 553-1000 now and schedule a free consultation. At Margarian Law Firm our attorneys have experience dealing with lemon cars and they are always ready to fight for your consumer rights!