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Consumer Reports says infotainment systems have become a “plague”


The influential US magazine released its annual results for the reliability and quality survey of the US auto industry. Some brands kept their places, others moved up or down. One thing though was clear – people are increasingly having trouble with the latest infotainment systems. At the top, new-vehicle owners again placed Toyota and the Lexus brands for a one-two podium ...
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