Posted by: shoji | October 16, 2007

Toyota hit hard by new Consumer Reports predicted reliability ratings – Autoblog

Here’s bad news for Toyota: questionable reliability.

For any company (or person, for that matter), it takes a long time to gain a reputation for reliability and just a few events to destroy it.

Toyota hit hard by new Consumer Reports predicted reliability ratings – Autoblog
So you thought Consumer Reports was biased in favor of imports, did you? Today’s release of CR’s 2007 Annual Car Reliability Survey suggests otherwise, as the Toyota Camry V6, Tundra V8 4WD and Lexus GS AWD were all bumped from the magazine’s vaunted “Recommended” list for receiving below average ratings. This news also has farther reaching effects, as CR will no longer recommend new or redesigned Toyotas based solely on the automaker’s past reliability, a practice for which we dinged them back in August.

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