Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Toyota Camry | Reuters

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DETROIT — Toyota Motor ( 7203.T ) reputation for quality a hit on Monday when influential Consumer Reports pulled its on three of the Japanese automaker’s including its popular flagship sedan, due to poor crash results.

While Toyota’s Lexus and namesake brands ranked most reliable in the auto industry in Consumer annual new-car reliability the magazine said it will no recommend the Camry, Prius v or RAV4 sport utility because they received ratings in a crash test last year by the Insurance for Highway Safety.

We’re a into it, we’ve got over 50 tested and there’s enough are doing adequately on this that now we’re making the and pulling recommendations from any car gets a poor rating, Fisher, director of auto at Consumer Reports, said of the test.

Honestly, we don’t take lightly, but virtually every now in the family sedan category has tested and the only one that has a ‘poor’ is the Camry, he added. At point, we don’t feel we can to recommend people buy a Camry there’s other good out there that do better on the

Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted names for consumers for cars, and companies try to ensure vehicles earn the magazine’s recommended rating.

Last the IIHS, a non-profit group by the insurance industry, increased the of its tests to include crashes involve only a front of a vehicle. Consumer Reports to adjust its buyer recommendations it saw how the entire industry was affected by the

The magazine does not recommend buy a car that fares poorly in any tests.

In the first nine months of the the Camry was the third-most-sold vehicle in the States, behind two full-size trucks. Its sales were up 1.3 from the year-ago period to cars, compared with an of almost 14 percent by rival Motor Co’s ( 7267.T ) sedan.

Toyota has made to the Camry to improve its performance in the tests and IIHS is planning to the car in December, IIHS spokesman Rader said. Companies have modified a vehicle sometimes seek a retest.

December, when IIHS the Camry its poor rating, it the company’s engineers had a lot of work to do to the performance of their competitors. officials said on Monday are looking at a range of solutions to the car’s performance in the crash

Last month, Toyota’s small car, which was for the 2014 model year, a marginal rating on the IIHS test.

In addition to the three Toyota Consumer Reports also Volkswagen’s ( VOWG_p.DE ) Audi A4 car its recommended list due to a poor on the IIHS test, Fisher

Ten other vehicles also their recommended status, but was due to the overall quality of vehicles in segments and not related to their test performances, he said.

The which continues to score on side, rear, roll-over and crashes, added an overlap because nearly one-fourth of front-of-vehicle crashes that in serious injury or death a single corner that another vehicle or an object a tree or utility pole.

In the test, IIHS crashes a at 40 miles per hour into a barrier on the driver’s side overlaps one-quarter of the vehicle’s


In its annual reliability rankings, Lexus was at the top, followed by the brand. Rounding out the top 10 were Acura, Audi, Mazda( ), Nissan’s ( 7201.T ) Infiniti, 0175.HK ), Honda, General Co’s GMC truck brand and ( 7270.T ).

The vehicle with the top predicted score was the 2014 Subaru SUV, while Ford ( F.N ) C-Max Energi plug-in vehicle received the worst Consumer Reports said.

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Two models, Honda’s redesigned Accord with a V6 engine and the Nissan Altima, scored too for Consumer Reports to continue them.

One of the main problem in the survey was in-car electronics, infotainment systems. Of the 17 categories the area generated the most including buggy systems screen freezes, touch lag or a reluctance to recognize a cell or other device.

For instance, year, Ford tumbled to the bottom of the survey due to flaws in its navigation and entertainment system, Touch.

This year, problems with the infotainment as well as several EcoBoost V6 models having poor left Ford’s namesake and luxury brands ranked No. 26 and 27, ahead of only BMW’s( ) Mini. Of the 31 Ford models in the only one, the F-150 with the 3.7-liter V6 engine, was average, while seven average.

GM’s Cadillac brand the most in the survey, dropping 14 to No. 25 as its CUE infotainment system suffered issues similar to Ford’s. The GM also lost the benefit of cars that typically fewer problems than models.

GM’s Buick and brands ranked No. 12 and No. 17, respectively.

U.S. rival Chrysler ( ) ranked No. 18, while its Ram truck, SUV and Dodge brands were No. 19, No. 23 and No. 24,

Tesla Motor Inc’s( ) Model S electric sedan well enough in the reliability to earn a recommendation for the first

Consumer Reports said the in its survey are based on subscribers’ with 1.1 million vehicles. It the findings to compile reliability on vehicles and predict how well new will hold up.

(Editing by Dan

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