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Consumer Reports' Least Reliable Vehicle Brands

When shopping for a brand-new vehicle, it's important to get something reliable. That's why this list of unreliable car companies from Consumer Reports is so helpful.

Each year, the team from Consumer Reports conducts the largest survey of people who have recently purchased new vehicles, and the results from the latest edition have just been released.

Click on the image above to see which vehicles earned the lowest scores.

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Number 11: Volvo

Volvo dropped seven spots on Consumer Reports' list of unreliable automakers. The brand's overall score of 40 was a full 20 points below average.
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Number 10: Lincoln

Dropping four spots from last year, Lincoln is ranked by Consumer Reports as the 10th least reliable car company in America.
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Number 9: Cadillac

A ranking as the ninth least reliable automaker in America isn't good, but it's actually an improvement for Cadillac, which was four spots lower on the list last year.
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Number 8: Volkswagen

Volkswagen fell an amazing nine spots this year, which is the worst overall drop of any automaker. The company's score of 30 means it's the eighth least reliable automaker in America, according to Consumer Reports.
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Number 7: Jeep

Jeep is up four spots this year to rank as the seventh least reliable car company in America. The automaker has had loads of trouble with its nine-speed automatic transmissions, which can be found in certain Renegade and Cherokee models.
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Number 6: GMC

GMC fell five spots this year to rank as the sixth least reliable automaker in America, according to Consumer Reports.
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Number 5: Tesla

Tesla is a new addition to this year's list of unreliable car companies. Its first-year performance isn't good; the brand's overall score of 28 means it's the fifth least reliable car company in America.
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Number 4: Dodge

The Dodge brand fell three spots in Consumer Reports' latest ranking of reliability. With a score of 28, Dodge is ranked as the fourth least reliable automaker in America.
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Number 3: Chrysler

Chrysler finds itself ranked just below its corporate sibling, Dodge. Chrysler's score of 26 earns it the title of the third least reliable car company in America.
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Number 2: Fiat

Seeing Fiat ranked as one of the least reliable car companies in America isn't a surprise. The brand's rating of 17 earns it the number 2 spot on Consumer Reports' list.
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Number 1: Ram

Here it is, the least reliable car company in America, according to Consumer Reports. Ram fell three spots this year to take first place on this unfortunate list with an overall score of just 16.
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