Consumer Reports has confirmed to NBC News that its online car buying survey has not been taken down by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the consumer watchdog received a complaint from a consumer.
The consumer reporting agency said in a statement Tuesday that the survey had been removed from its website because it was too time consuming to respond to requests for more information.
The statement did not say why the survey was removed.
Consumer Reports is an independent consumer watchdog that provides information to millions of consumers about consumer products and services.
The nonprofit has collected consumer data for more than 25 years and is the primary source for consumer complaints about car warranties and other consumer-friendly products and service providers.
Consumer reports is part of the Consumer Reports network, which is the largest consumer reporting network of its kind in the United States.
The survey asks consumers for their opinions on a wide range of consumer topics, including cars, consumer finance, home and car repairs, credit, health and safety, credit scores, mortgages and insurance, and consumer-service matters.