J.D. Power and Associates to Release 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study Results on February 13 PR Newswire Feb. 7 J.D. Power and Associates will announce the results of the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 13. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a) Among new-vehicle owners, reliability/dependability is the most influential factor in their decision to purchase a specific vehicle model, according to J.D. Power and Associates. (Source: 2012 Initial Quality Study) The study, now in its 24th year, measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old (2010 model-year) vehicles. The study covers 202 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle systems. The study results include industry insights, model rankings in each of the car and light-truck segments, and full nameplate rankings. J.D. Power and Associates measures vehicle quality across the entire spectrum of the ownership experience. Quality includes two dimensions: things gone wrong and things gone right. The Initial Quality Study (IQS) measures new-vehicle quality after 90 days of ownership, while VDS measures problems after three years of ownership. The Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study (APEAL) examines things gone right after 90 days of ownership. J.D. Power and Associates automotive analysts will be available for interviews regarding study findings after 10:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday, February 13. To schedule an interview, please contact: Syvetril Perryman; Westlake Village, Calif.; (805) 418-8103; email@example.com John Tews; Troy, Mich.; (248) 680-6218; firstname.lastname@example.org About J.D. Power and Associates Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company providing forecasting, performance improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies. About The McGraw-Hill Companies The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), a financial intelligence and education company, signed an agreement to sell its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC in November 2012. Following the sale closing, expected in early 2013, the Company will be renamed McGraw Hill Financial (subject to shareholder approval) and will be a powerhouse in benchmarks, content and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. The Company's leading brands will include: Standard & Poor's, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, Crisil, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Company will have approximately 17,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com. /PRNewswire-- Feb. 7, 2013/ SOURCE J.D. Power and Associates Website: http://www.jdpower.com
J.D. Power and Associates to Release 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study Results on February 13
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