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Consumer Reports No Longer Recommends Toyota Camry

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    Consumer Reports magazine stated it no longer recommends Toyota Camry and other models because of safety concerns, despite the Camry being one of the best selling cars in America.

    Consumer Reports says the Camry and three other vehicles received a poor rating in a relatively new crash test.

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety started conducting small-overlap crash tests last year. The crash test is a simulation of what happens when only the front corner of a vehicle strikes an object.

    Consumer Reports says it only recommends vehicles that score well.

    The Toyota Camry, RAV4, Prius V and the Audi A4 all received poor ratings, so Consumer Reports dropped its recommendation for all four vehicles.

    Audi says it's already working on a fix.

    Toyota told NBC News, "Its cars meet all federal requirements,” and “We are looking at a range of solutions to achieve greater crash performance in this area."