I had quite a few of these myself a couple of years back with my new Dodge Caravan. As the level of technology in today’s new cars and trucks increases, so too does the challenge for automakers to design and build vehicles with the high levels of initial quality that consumers have come to expect. In recent years, features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, side blind-zone alert, reverse-parking assist systems, and many others have become standard equipment in many luxury car models.
Some technologies, such as navigation and tire-pressure monitoring, can now be found in even the most economy-minded models. While all of this technology certainly has advanced the automobile as a concept, it often has presented challenges for automakers when it comes to new-vehicle quality.