J.D. Power and Associates to Release 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study Results on February 13

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.

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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;
media.relations@jdpa.com
John Tews; Troy, Mich.; (248) 680-6218; media.relations@jdpa.com

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
 
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