Toyota slips in reliability

Reports from the U.S. today suggest the king of reliability - Toyota - is starting to lose some of its thunder.
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Consumer Reports, a U.S. based non-profit study into vehicle reliability, today admitted it will no longer practice recommending all new Toyota cars and trucks automatically.

The statement came amid two Toyota models earning below-average rankings in a closely watched reliability study. Those two models were the V6 version of Toyota's flagship Camry sedan and the four-wheel-drive, V8 Tundra pickup truck.

In the U.S. the Japanese still lead the way in reliability, with Honda coming in first, closely followed up Subaru and Toyota.

Note to readers, Toyota vehicles sold in the U.S. are not built in the same factory as Toyota vehicles sold in Australia, therefore the reliability survey does not affect Australian delivered cars.