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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 12:51:34 PM

In a rare Consumer Reports has removed three Toyotas, the Honda Accord V6 and the Nissan Altima from its recommended buy list.

Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumer Reports, said the Toyota models — the Camry, the Prius V and RAV4 — lost their recommended status based on results of a new crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The IIHS tests simulate a 40- m.p.h. crash where the driver-side corner strikes an object or oncoming car. The Toyotas, as well as the Audi 4, did not do as well as other cars in their segment.

This puzzling step embarrasses the automakers in question but perhaps also raises questions over the standard operating procedures of what may be America...

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shigh49
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 6:18:47 PM

Et tu Toyota????
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runnerpaul
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 8:07:38 AM

Interesting
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:18:12 AM

Time will tell...
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Trucky3212
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:12:23 AM

Oh Oh!
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 5:36:56 PM

So, does this mean GM will mover higher on the list?
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Raider44
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:45:20 AM

why post a nine-month old article?
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 1:24:23 AM

Very Very Old News...
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midorishonen
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 1:55:02 AM

They're going to improve in a few years.
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 1:23:34 AM

Hopefully for the better...
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baddog58
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:13:40 AM

There are a lot of things that CR doesn't like that, apparently, consumers do not agree with, e. g. Michellin tires, etc.
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lostsoul
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 5:54:36 AM

Not a good sign.
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 2:03:44 AM

Different ideas
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jmtvt
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 1:21:42 PM

Apparently they like Tesla, "best car ever tested."
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outdoortechie
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 8:04:38 PM

I haven't looked at a Consumer's Report in 10 years. Are they still relevant?
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 8:09:52 AM

Cool
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 8:08:54 AM

Okay
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Don20
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:12:19 PM

Some years ago, CR had nothing good to say about any of the big vehicle.. Must be a cycle thing... Wait and see..
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Don20
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:08:08 PM

That is funny, those are the two I would consider purchasing if was going to purchase a Toyota. The Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. Guess I will now reconsider.. Have several family members that have them and like them..

[Edited by: Don20 at 5/2/2014 12:10:01 PM EST]
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:56:39 AM

wow - unusual for toyota
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KY_Homeboy
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:13:55 AM

Glad this testing is going on & someone is monitoring it and passing it on to us consumers!
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:47:24 AM

Gee what a shock, they need to be held to all subjects of crash testing. So do es GM, Ford,etc etc etc. They all know how to build and charge us high prices, but they all need to take testing their vehicles more seriously!!!
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:13:34 AM

I'm shocked! CR has been a huge fan of most Toyota models for years, it seemed almost to the point of bias, so I am really surprised to see them back off recommending any models.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:43:41 AM

That is interesting.
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outdoortechie
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:53:42 AM

Even the previous generation Prius had a higher rollover rate than a Subaru Tribeca SUV.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:00:52 PM

As car makers keep raising the bar for vehicle safety, the IIHS raises it's standards. A 5 year old model which passed in a previous year, would not pass current standards.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:16:37 PM

Wow!!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:51:02 AM

Not good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:31:58 AM

Ouch! I hope Toyota does the right thing and re-engineers their vehicles for safety.
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rat2000
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:29:02 AM

Finally, the truth comes to Consumer Reports?
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installer
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:16:14 AM

Strange, never thought year model changes would affect crashworthiness.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:47:19 AM

Safety is one part of the equation. Surprising however that they didn't fare better here.
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lyons681
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:36:34 AM

I don't buy a car for safety. I decide based on functionality, price, and mileage.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:09:33 PM

This will greatly influence my choice.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:39:46 PM

sad, Toyota is my favorite
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:56:51 PM

Since the Tsunami Japan may have had to outsource some parts, and this could be the cause of the drop in reliability, or a quality control issue
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car54BC
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 11:54:59 AM

How can you discredit cars from Japan
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kishoreCA
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 11:01:07 AM

This report is not believable....
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 9:56:41 PM

I'll stick with my VW diesel Jetta, high MPG rules!
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 6:54:48 PM

A test can be thought up that will fail a particular car anytime. Tests should be standardized across the board with everyone knowing just what is expected to pass every test.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 2:34:53 PM

Very surprised to see the Honda Accord was among the offenders, we own a 2009 version of this offender and have had a few problems but with the performance, handling and comfort we have been more than pleased!
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Calbo1
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 1:04:01 PM

most unusual for Honda
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2013 11:21:13 PM

sad to see rav4
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 2:20:41 PM

I sure am glad that my new Highlander is not on this list.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 3:50:40 PM

this gives a hint of business practice of doing a good job of making a car until the name is built up then cut corners for the big bucks. Look at the past patterns of the auto industry in the USA.
We are sometimes a easy mark for our wants and desires for any country.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 5:17:21 AM

It is just truly sad that so many Folks had to die for these vehicles to be removed from this list! I always believed when a vehicle is voted Car of the Year it is more of a function of that company being a large sponser than the Safety or Quality of the vehicle!
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zippy3231
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 7:47:29 AM

Since Consumer Reports does not accept advertisment by sponsors I do trust their Independent Testing!
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 12:30:30 AM

Yay
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 12:29:11 AM

Crazy.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1:02:27 PM

There is no such thing as a car completely sourced in the US. Several Toyotas are assembled in the USA.
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 9:56:09 AM

Buy American
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