Recent Recalls Have No Impact On Consumer Reliability Survey

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Despite recalling more than 10 million vehicles in the past year, Toyota tied with Honda for the most models with top scores in the annual Consumer Reports Reliability Survey. In the survey, released Wednesday, each led in five categories.

Toyota announced a recall on October 21, involving 740,000 cars in the U.S and 1.53 million worldwide.

It was not the first time Toyota has had to recall vehicles in 2010--over the past year, Toyota has had to recall more than 10 million vehicles worldwide. In February, Toyota faced harsh criticism at a congressional hearing over their failure to address safety issues in a timely manner. American regulators fined Toyota $16.4 million for failing to promptly tell the government about its car defects.

On October 22, Honda announced a recall of nearly half a million sedans and minivans in the United States.

Both recalls involved the same issue with brake fluid leaks.

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