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Do you find yourself driving down the road shouting at your Siri, stabbing at your touchscreen, or constantly drifting into the other lane?

You're not alone. There were more problems with new cars this year than ever.

Thanks to the disruptions caused by the pandemic—problems like supply chain issues and record-high vehicle prices, initial vehicle quality has declined, according to J.D. Power’s most recent U.S. Initial Quality Study.

The study found that vehicle problems reached a record high in the 36 years that the research and data company has been conducting it. Compared with 2021 results, the industry experienced an 11% increase in the number of problems per 100 vehicles.

The study is based on responses from 84,165 purchasers and lessees of new 2022 model-year vehicles who were surveyed early in the ownership period. The survey consists of 223 questions asking about infotainment, vehicle features, controls and displays, vehicle exterior and interior, driving assistance, powertrain, seats, driving experience and climate.

The category with the largest number of problems was infotainment, with six of the top 10 issues being related to infotainment systems such as Apple  (AAPL)  CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, touchscreens, voice recognition systems, inconsistent audio volume, and not enough plugs or USB ports, J.D. Power said.

Problems with driver-assistance systems also increased over last year, with lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist proving to be the most problematic.

Owners of fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars also had more issues than those of gas-powered cars. EVs averaged 240 problems per 100 vehicles and plug-in hybrids averaged 239 problems per 100 vehicles, while gas cars averaged 175.

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The study is designed to help manufacturers with product improvement and was fielded from February through May 2022.

Mass market vehicles had fewer problems than luxury vehicles, however, luxury vehicles do tend to have more technology. Genesis is the luxury brand that scored the best, with an average of 156 problems per 100 vehicles.

This is the first time Tesla Motors  (TSLA)  was included in the study. Tesla received an unofficial score of 226 problems per 100 vehicles, based on limited data available. With that it would rank No. 28 alongside Mitsubishi among the six worst, but because Tesla does not allow J.D. Power access to owner information in states where permission is required by law, the data was incomplete, so it was not included in the ranking.

Polestar  (PSNY) , the Swedish EV company that recently went public via SPAC, was given an asterisked 328 problems per 100, but the brand was also excluded from the ranking for not meeting the study criteria.

Buick, owned by General Motors  (GM) , is the highest-ranking brand with the fewest problems; Buick scored 139 problems per 100 vehicles.

The Chevrolet Corvette was the model with the fewest problems at just 101. Chevrolet is also owned by GM.

Here are the results from J.D. Power, with the brands that had the fewest problems ranking first.

21 buick
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25 silverado chevy copy
gv70 genesis my22
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25 lexus brand lexus
19 yukon 21 gmc
5 bmw logo sh
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Lincoln Star Concept Lead KL
13 maxima nissan my22
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24 toyota brand toyota
Mazda CX-5
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nexo hyundai 2
5 Ram Pickup 1500
mercedes-benz g class sh
2 Forester subaru 22
Acura NSX
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off road jeep tahoe 4wd sh
10b Porsche 911 porsche
Infiniti QX70
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
29 Eclipse Cross 2018-19 Mitsubishi
2024 Volkswagen ID Buzz Electric Microbus Lead JS
20 audi sh
17 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport
s90 volvo
7 300 chrysler 20

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