Brand new cars with stupid problems
Today’s new cars are, supposedly, much more reliable than before. It is certainly true, to a certain extent. American cars nowadays are much more reliable than the crap they churned out in the 1980s. On the other hand, German cars are actually less reliable now than the rock-solid ones of the 1980s, thanks largely to their excessive reliance on electronics. It’s only the Japanese that have maintained their standards for the last couple of decades. But even they are not immune to problems, as recent recalls have shown. We took a look around the internet and found alleged issues involving the 2010-2011 Nissan Patrol, the 2010-2011 Toyota Prado and the 2010-2011 Ford Mustang, all generally regarded to be quality cars.
One of our readers took photos of a burnt-out 2010 Nissan Patrol in the desert and posted them in the Gulf4Cars forum. Of course, this doesn’t prove much, as you could be driving the “Hero of All Terrain” confidently over a thousand dunes and still blow it up on one awkward landing due to a ruptured fuel line. We aren’t aware of any other Patrols spontaneously combusting like Ferraris.
An increasingly-obvious problem seems to affect higher-trim 2010 Toyota Prado models equipped with the fancy KDSS suspension. The system is designed to reduce body roll around corners, and it does that fine, but it also causes the tall 4×4 to lean towards the right side when driving straight or just stationary. A Saudi Prado owner made the MyPrado website to show his love for the SUV, but is increasingly starting to hate it due to this “unfixable” issue. Even Car Middle East fixated only on this issue when they got to keep a free Prado for three months. We’ll look into this issue further if we hear from actual owners, but reports of this are all over the internet already.
And finally, America’s largest car site, Edmunds, is reporting that their 2011 Ford Mustang GT is, of all things, refusing to get filled with petrol. The fuel gauge keeps showing random readings and Ford’s fancy capless fuel filler is blocking attempts to pump fuel into the tank. They ended up running out of fuel on the highway. This is obviously a specific issue with one car, as no other owners have had this issue, but it’s a stupid problem either way.
If you’ve had problems with your brand new car, let us know here.
Flip! Hope the driver and passengers made it out alive from that charred Nissan Patrol.
Never had any major problems with my armada or 2005 camry. But recently I have been noticing in my friend’s camry which is a 2009 model which comes with 5 speed automatic. When he is accelerating it makes a noise as if its gonna break. He does every service with Al futtaim. I feel its the transmission thats making this noise.
Why did u put Audi in the opening PIC… or r u saying that Nissan 350Z has actually out beaten Audi that it is better to keep Audi hidden in garage??? lol…
^ I found out that Audi is actually more reliable than BMW and Mercedes.
They have beaten Mercedes by their better build quality, and BMW with their more solid electronics installation. Correct me if I am wrong.