U.S. automakers, led by Ford Motor Co., plunged in this year's closely watched J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study of new vehicles while Toyota's Lexus brand topped the list.
Lexus' top-selling LS sedan had the fewest problems reported by new car purchasers in the past year. Honda, Acura, Mercedes-Benz and Mazda were next in having the fewest initial problems.
Ford, which has seen a resurgence in sales in the past several years, had a dismal performance, falling to No. 23 from...Full Story