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Consumer Reports test on combination child seats finds fault with five models

But there are some significant caveats

But it's important to read the small print.

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Tesla Model 3 owners report significant reliability problems

Complaints cause Consumer Reports to drop its Recommended rating

Complaints cause Consumer Reports to drop its Recommended rating.

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Why Mazda did so well and Volvo so poorly in Consumer Reports survey

Buick saw the biggest drop of 29 brands

Buick saw the biggest drop of 29 brands.

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Cadillac plans new branding campaign to go with new products

It'll unveil its 'master brand' in early 2019

It'll unveil its 'master brand' in early 2019.

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Tesla sinks nearly to the bottom of Consumer Reports reliability survey

Models X and S fare poorly, but Model 3 retains 'recommended' rating

Models X and S fare poorly, but Model 3 retains 'recommended' rating

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Report: 2017-18 Honda CR-V having engine problem, gasoline mixing with oil

Honda investigating 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder issue

Honda investigating 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder issue.

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Cadillac tops Tesla in Consumer Reports semi-automated driving test

Super Cruise also beats Nissan and Volvo; test shows systems create risks

Super Cruise also beats Nissan and Volvo; test shows these systems create risks.

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Genesis nabs top initial quality ranking from J.D. Power

Meanwhile, the G70 sports sedan launches this summer

The G70 sports sedan launches this summer.

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Tesla must fix 'flaws' in Autopilot after fatal crash: U.S. consumer group

Consumer Reports' advocacy arm speaks out

Consumer group lobbies Tesla to fix fatal flaws in Autopilot.

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Consumer Reports says Model 3 update fixed brakes, now recommended

Over-the-air update fixed ABS software issue

Over-the-air update fixed ABS software issue

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Tesla rolls out Model 3 braking update to tackle reviewer complaints

Musk thanks Consumer Reports 'for excellent critical feedback'

Tesla is making good on its promise to improve the Model 3's braking through a firmware upgrade. Elon Musk has confirmed that a fix for the EV's inconsistent brake performance started reaching cars on May 25th. The update should reduce the braking distance by about 20 feet for "repeated heavy braking events," according to the exec. That's no doubt meant to help reviewers like those at Consumer Reports (whose less-than-flattering review prompted the update), but something tells us that drivers wo

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Consumer Reports says it will retest Tesla Model 3 after promised brake fix

Also notes fixing the brakes over the air would be 'an industry first'

Consumer Reports has said it will retest the Tesla Model 3 it purchased to confirm that a promised firmware update to the braking system corrects the poor and inconsistent emergency stopping distances the publication reported.

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Elon Musk admits Tesla Model 3 has a braking issue, promises fix

Consumer Reports should test a newer car, he says

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk admitted late on Monday there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update that the electric car maker will be rolling out in a few days.

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Consumer Reports, Edmunds observe significant problems with Tesla Model 3 test cars

Long braking distances and infotainment gremlins are top concerns

The Tesla Model 3 has finally been making its way into the eager hands of owners, and since Tesla hasn't been providing test vehicles to the press (as every other car manufacturer does), publications have been relying on those owners to lend or rent them their cars for evaluation purposes. We did just that for our Tesla Model 3 First Drive.

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Consumer Reports ranks Genesis its top brand, Chevy Bolt top green car

Lots of interesting surprises on this year's list

Lots of interesting surprises on this year's list

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J.D. Power dependability survey is out, but you shouldn't depend on it

Subaru ranks 26th? Does that make sense to you?

There seems to be a problem with J.D. Power's methodology.

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Tesla, Porsche and Genesis top Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey

Cars and brands that strike emotional chords with buyers tended to do better.

Owners also ranked Tesla's Model S tops in a satisfaction survey.

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2017 Chevy Bolt bests Tesla Model S 75D in Consumer Reports test

The Chevy also beats the EPA's listed range.

Plus, it costs a lot less.

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Tesla revives automatic braking in response to lower review scores

Automatic braking currently only works at speeds up to 28 miles per hour.

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