AutoGuide recently published its first-ever Lemon List, which uses data gathered is from conversations on AutoGuide Group’s 500-plus automotive forums to determine which automakers had the most reported problems and which had the least. The list revealed Toyota, Honda and Mercedes to have the least amount of reported problems, while Fiat, Cadillac and Porsche had the most.
Now AutoGuide has published its first-ever Lemon List for individual car models, and again Fiat Chrysler has not fared very well. The Dodge Challenger was found to be the fifth most reported lemon on AutoGuide’s forums with 5 mentions, followed by the Jeep Wrangler with 9 mentions and the Jeep Cherokee with 12 mentions.
It’s interesting to note that none of the brands that appeared on the Lemon List for automakers appeared on the list for individual cars. AutoGuide chalks this up to the fact that Fiat, Porsche and Cadillac are low-volume manufacturers and thus, their ranking is more easily affected by a small number of lemons. A volume brand may have less lemons by ratio, but a model like the Cherokee with numerous reported problems will land them on the lemon list for individual cars.
Jeep is potentially the worst brand in regards to lemons based on AutoGuide’s data, as it not only fared poorly in the Lemon List for individual cars, but also on the Lemon List for automakers after coming in fourth from the bottom. That’s a bad look for a brand built on reliability and capability, if you ask us.