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Japanese vehicles still dominate reliability rating

The seizure of Japanese manufacturers on rankings reliability of motor vehicles Consumer Reports magazine begins to attenuate.

Three Japanese brands _ Lexus, Toyota and Acura _ took the first places of the survey this year, and seven of the first ten ranking from the country of the rising sun.

But three other non-Japanese brands _ Audi, Volvo and GMC _ have pierces the top 10. And the magazine announced Monday that he did not recommend consumers to buy the 2014 models of the Honda Accord V6 and Nissan Altima, two of the best sellers in Japan, due to poor scores on reliability.

Two other leading Japanese vehicles, Toyota Camry and Toyota RAV4 will not be recommended because they have failed a frontal crash test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the United States.

It is a blow that could have an impact on sales. The recommendations of Consumer Reports are frequently cited in the main reasons for consumer purchases of specific models of cars and trucks.

The media has established Yonkers, in the State of New York, evaluated the reliability of 2014 models cars and trucks based on a survey of subscribers who hold these models or versions of previous years. This year, the straw poll was conducted among owners of 1.1 million vehicles.

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