Most faulty car components revealed

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Most faulty car components revealed

The top-ten cars most likely to suffer from electronic component failure have been revealed by leading automotive remanufacturer BBA Reman.

The data, compiled using customer data of previous repairs, highlights exactly which makes and models are most likely to go wrong, as well as the part that is most likely to be the cause of any electrical gremlins.

BBA Reman says it wants to highlight awareness of the fact that many of these parts can be repaired, avoiding the need for costly replacements.

Commenting on the top-ten list, Chris Swan, founder of BBA Reman, said: "This research has been compiled using the 20 years of experience we have of helping to provide motorists with an affordable and reliable alternative to buying electronic car parts.

"The top 10, which features cars designed and manufactured all over the world, are not in any way bad or unsafe cars to own; they are simply the models that we have worked on most frequently and we wanted to make our customers aware of this.

"It's also good for customers with these cars to know that remanufacturing is an option if one of these faults crops up, to save them having to have the parts replaced."

The full make and model top-ten list, alongside commonly repaired parts is as follows:

1. Citroen: C4, C5, Picasso (Faulty ECU- Engine Control Unit)

2. Peugeot: 206, 307, 407 (Faulty ECU)

3. Volkswagen Golf: Touran, Transporter (Faulty ECU)

4. Audi: A3, A4, TT (Faulty ECU + Dashboard Faults)

5. Mini: One, Cooper (Faulty Electric Power Steering)

6. Renault: Scenic, Megane (Dashboard Faults)

7. Mercedes: A class (Airflow fault)

8. Opel/Vauxhall: Astra (Faulty ECU)

9. BMW: 3 series (Multi-function display fault)

10. Seat: Alhambra, Leon (Faulty ECU)