Our latest annual car survey has revealed seven cars that each have a single fault that’s so prolific, we think their manufacturers should recall them.
Thanks to the 47,013 people who took the time to fill in our survey and report on the 55,883 cars they own and drive, we can analyse reliability data for 280 models and 34 brands.
That means we know an awful lot about the cars on UK roads.
Digging into the data, we can spot the outliers. The cars whose owners have reported a fault that is so far above the average that they stand out from the crowd.
The cars are:
🔷 Nissan Qashqai (2014-)
🔷 Nissan Pulsar (2014-2018)
🔷 Nissan Juke (2010-2019)
🔷 BMW 5 Series Touring (2010-2017)
🔷 Land Rover Range Rover Velar (2017)
🔷 Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2013)
🔷 Tesla Model S (2013-)
You can read the full cars we want recalled story here, which includes the manufacturers’ responses.
Why a recall?
We think the single faults we’ve identified are so commonly reported by owners in our survey that we think it’s likely a fault with the car’s manufacturing.
If a car has a known weakness, why should the owner have to put up with it and, if the car’s out of warranty, pay for it?
Yes, cars do pick up problems. Like us, they suffer from aches and pains as they age. But our survey is powerful enough to bring to light these cars that stand out from the crowd. And the cars listed here are only the ones that have a prolific single fault.
Other cars suffer from a cacophony of faults. On the plus side, we can also identify cars that are keeping their owners happy and the manufacturers that are making cars you can rely on.
So before you buy a car, make sure you use our most reliable cars tool to check what owners have been saying about it.
In the meantime, we want to hear from you. Do you own one of the cars listed here and have you experienced the fault we’ve identified?
Please tell us about your experiences.