Consumer Reports Restores Recommendations on Recalled Toyotas

Toyota Camry Today, Consumer Reports reinstated its recommendations for eight Toyota models the automaker recalled last January due to concerns over sudden acceleration.

The Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia and Tundra met the requirements for Consumer Reports' coveted “recommended” status before the recall, but the publication stopped recommending the vehicles after Toyota recalled and put a “stop sale” on the affected models.

Consumer Reports says it has monitored the recall situation carefully, and, judging from its analysis, decided that the safety concerns diminished enough to restore the designations because new versions of said Toyota models came with a new accelerator pedal that prevented sticking problems; most of the recall models have been fixed; and all 2011 models come with a brake override system. In addition, the publication notes it has seen a drastic decrease in consumer complaints about sudden acceleration on Toyotas since January.

Overall, 1.8 million of the 2.3 million recalled vehicles have had the potentially affected part repaired or replaced.

Consumer Reports reinstates recommendations on eight Toyotas (Consumer Reports)

2010|Toyota|Avalon

2010|Toyota|Camry

2010|Toyota|Corolla

2010|Toyota|Highlander

2010|Toyota|Matrix

2010|Toyota|RAV4r

2010|Toyota| Sequoia

2010|Toyota|Tundra

Comments 

G2

I'd like to personally thank Consumer Reports and the rest of the media that over-hyped the Toyota story. Without you Lemmings I would have never been able to obtain such a sweat heart deal on my wife's Camry.
Please do me a favor and create the same hysteria for the M6 Coupe as I'm eyeing one.

Tony

G2,

this is great. BTW, thanks to that media cr@p you can still buy Toyota cheap, with 0% and 2 years of full maintenance.

Especial thanks to Ray LaHood (I hope that is his name). And please, don't stop on Toyota. Say something about Mazda because I am in line for the new 3. Thanks in advance.

qdp

Yeah, in a way, media has just helped Toyota sales by calling public to pay a heavy special attention on Toyotas' problems.

Then out of curiosity, potential buyers and public, especially those never minded toyota before, went to Toyota's dealers to either seek deals or test to experience how awful toyota's cars were. Because of the unrealistically distorted low expectation, the real driving experience created dramatic impact on test drivers, impressive satisfaction resulting from the big difference between real driving experience and the expected. And dealers further use incentives to coax potential buyer. The result is Toyota uses media bash to work positively for itself.

sheth

yes after 50 years of positive press the media finally starts treating Toyota like a real US automaker. I'm crying for them right now. After the billions in free press Toyota has gotten from the media over the last few decades I dont think they can complain too much. CR alone has probably helped Toyota sell a few million cars since the 80s.

Dander

So Supercrew, does anything toyota has done even come close to the Ford Pinto scandal?

Dander ... Not sure, that's old news and most mfg's should have learned alot since then but.... But point should be ALL I say ALL car mfg's made tons of bad mistakes in the past. From Corvairs, Chev Luv, Pinto's, AMC Pacer, badly rusting cars & trucks (and I did own a badly rusting Toyota SR5 p.u.) but in this day & age with better computers & design software & quality control because consumers demand it, WHY would any car mfg try to hide info??? Especially recalls that are safety related like Toyota rusty frames bad enough for them to have to buy them back. And we know Toyota just paid a big GOV fine for lying. Sad to say recalls may for long time keep happening across all but should not try cover cover up and do recalls sooner rather than 5-8 yrs later knowing about it.

7

Ford compares itself to Toyota b/c even they recognize that Toyota is the market leader. Enough said.

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