Catalytic converter replacements on model year 2005-2008 vehicles top the list of most needed repairs.
This is CarMD’s 10th annual state ranking of repair costs related to “Check Engine” lights.
Nationwide and regional rankings educate consumers on common fixes, inform industry for parts forecasting.
Of the more than 5,000 vehicles scanned by automotive repair shops, 80% needed repairs.
According to the index, the 2017 Subaru Outback costs least to fix, and the 2017 Honda CR-V is least likely to need check engine repairs.
The latest Vehicle Health Index from CarMD finds that the District of Columbia has the most expensive check engine repairs; Vehicle owners in Ohio paid the least for car repairs in 2018.
CarMD Vehicle Health Index: Ignition Coils, Spark Plugs, O2 Sensors Tied For Most Commonly Diagnosed Check Engine Repair
CarMD’s 2019 Vehicle Health Index also found that car repair costs were up across all U.S. regions in 2018.
Published annually since 2011, this Index analyzes check engine repairs and costs and ranks the vehicles accordingly.