Ford Motor Co. has little to cheer about in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Initial Quality Study released today. The study, now in its 20th year, ranks cars and trucks based on the number of problems buyers encounter over the first 90 days of ownership. This year, the industry average was 124 problems per 100 vehicles. The results may vary when compared directly with the 2005 IQS report due to changes in the study’s format. This year, J.D. Power judged vehicles based on both design ...

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