For the first time during its 12-year reign atop J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus is sharing first place. General Motors Corp.’s Buick brand ties Lexus with 145 problems per 100 (PP100) vehicles in the 2007 survey, which queried 53,000 original owners of ’04 model vehicles from January through April of this year. Lexus’ performance was down from last year, when it registered 136 PP100. Buick was rated at 153 PP100 in the 2006 survey, which ...

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