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Lexus, Porsche top J.D. Power's auto dependability study rankings

DETROIT (AP) -- If you're having issues with your car's technology, you're not alone.

Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

The study by consulting firm J.D. Power found that Lexus and Porsche tied for the most reliable brand. Fiat was the least reliable.

Electronic problems caused trouble across the industry, pushing the average brand up to 156 problems per 100 vehicles. That's four higher than last year and the highest number since J.D. Power changed scoring methods in 2015.

Toyota, Buick and Mercedes-Benz rounded out the top five most dependable brands.

The study questioned more than 35,000 owners of 2014 model-year vehicles about issues they have had in the last 12 months.

Here are the rankings, the problems per 100 vehicles and the number of places each brand rose or fell from the 2016 study.

1. (tie) Lexus, 110 (0); Porsche, 110 (+1)

1. Toyota, 123 (+1)

2. Buick, 126 (-1)

3. Mercedes-Benz, 131 (+6)

4. Hyundai, 133 (+12)

5. BMW, 139 (+6)

6. Chevrolet, 142 (-2)

7. Honda, 143 (-2)

8. Jaguar, 144 (not ranked in 2016)

9. Kia, 148 (+5)

10. (tie) Lincoln, 150 (-3); Mini, 150 (+5)

1. GMC, 151 (-9)

2. Cadillac, 152 (-1)

3. Audi, 153 (-6)

4. Volvo, 154 (-2)

5. Chrysler, 159 (+3)

6. Subaru, 164 (+3)

7. Volkswagen, 164 (+4)

8. Mazda, 166 (-1)

9. Acura, 167 (-14)

10. Nissan, 170 (+3)

11. Land Rover, 178 (+4)

12. Mitsubishi, 182 (-6)

13. (tie) Ford, 183 (+4); Ram, 183 (-18)

1. Dodge, 187 (+3)

2. Infiniti, 203 (-17)

3. Jeep, 209 (-3)

4. Fiat, 298 (-6)

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