Land Rover explains poor showing in Initial Quality Study
In most cases these software glitches triggered fault codes that resulted in the check-engine light coming on, which in turn disturbed many owners and led to the brand's poor IQS results. Land Rover maintains that it has gone back and fixed the issues along with other niggles like squeaky brake pads and the Range Rover's tough-to-close back liftgate, and has the data to prove it.
Past quality problems, however, are still haunting Land Rover. In J.D. Power & Associates most recent report, its Vehicle Dependability Study that measures problems reported by original owners of three-year old vehicles, Land Rover also placed last with 438 problems per 100 vehicles, well above the industry average of 227 ppv and quite a distance from the second worst brand on the list, Saab, with 326 ppv.
[Source: AutoWeek via WindingRoad]
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