2010 Toyota Prius

Massive Recall: Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Lexus RX 350
Massive Recall: Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Lexus RX 350

Yesterday, we told you that Toyota's troubles related to its 2010 recall fiasco may finally be coming to an end. So naturally, today Toyota announced another major recall. This one affects some 960,000 vehicles in the U.S. Technically speaking, there are two recalls at work here. The bigger of the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS Recalled

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 2010 model year Toyota Prius and Lexus HS models for a brake defect. As reported by our colleagues at Motor Authority, the recall affects all of the 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h and Toyota Prius hybrids in the U.S., totaling approximately 87,000...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Vehicle Safety Recalls: Get Them Done, And Be Safe

As a former car salesman, I was surprised at how often customers brought their trades in for evaluation, still subject to a list of recalls that had not been completed. Car owners usually receive written notice from their automobile manufacturer telling them to bring their vehicle to a dealership...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Most Searched Hybrid Vehicles On Kelly Blue Book

Kelly Blue Book (KBB.com) recorded over 30 million pricing reports last month on both new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. With so many searches, it soon becomes apparent which vehicles have captured the interest of the majority of car buyers. It’s particularly useful when KBB breaks their...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Drivers Complain More Than 40,000 Times About Defects in 2010

Big recalls from Toyota weren't solely responsible, but they were a factor in the huge increase in vehicle defects reported to the federal government this year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received more than 40,000 complaints for vehicle defects so far this year...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Big Recalls, Prius Plug-In Hybrid

If you recall the past decade, some of the most important car recalls have included fire, fire, and more fire. [TheCarConnection] You can add the 2010 Toyota Prius on the recall list service-action list once more, this time for cooling pump problems. [FamilyCarGuide] All that work on the Toyota...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

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Recalls In Mind, Should You Buy a Toyota Prius?

I've wanted a Toyota Prius, well... forever. However, now that we are ready to buy, my husband is deeply concerned about "that stuff about Toyotas not stopping." Your old "Toyotaphobia" article was helpful. Has anything changed that would justify his fear? His fears are real. His fears are...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Today in Car News: Toyota Recalls, BP and Hot-Rod Caskets

Toyota is in federal court this week, trying to get all those sudden-acceleration lawsuits tossed. Our take: blaming Toyota for idiot drivers is like blaming Bugatti for choking Isadora Duncan. Isadora who? [Detroit News] It's a tale of the good, the bad, and the ugly, but mostly the latter...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota Checks The Weather Before Serving Up Your Ad

We've all seen contextual ads before -- in fact, chances are good that you're looking at one right now. It's common practice to serve up ads based on keywords and location, which is why when you Google "cars", you get not only your search results, but also several ads related to cars, including one...Read More»

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Does Music Really Matter? It Does For The Top 10 Ads

It’s the July 4th long weekend in the U.S. and my cousins are visiting me here north of the border. I have always associated this weekend with a John Phillips Sousa musical replete with brass section-heavy bombastic music to accompany fireworks that light up the night sky. And then I wonder aloud...Read More»

Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Season Starts Today: Six Vehicles To Make 'Hurrications' A Breeze

It's that time of year again. Not summer or Father's Day or Potty Training Awareness Month: we're talking about the North Atlantic hurricane season, which officially kicks off today. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the next six months could be rough for folks along the...Read More»

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Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say

Analysts at the market-research firm AutoPacific report that though there are many indications that the recession is ending—or over—there might not be any strong indicators in the automotive sector that things will get much better anytime soon. The firm has found that new-vehicle purchase...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota Creates Rapid Response System (For Public Relations, Anyway)

For the first few months of the Great Recall Fiasco, Toyota took it on the chin. The company was slow to respond to criticism from consumers, regulators, and the press, and when Toyota did speak, it did so politely and demurely, apparently willing to shoulder the blame alone. Said Akio Toyoda, "As...Read More»

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Toyota Will Renew Incentives Through April, As Sales Soar

Thanks to the strong incentives offered over the past month, Toyota sales have recovered nicely despite multiple recalls and highly publicized federal investigations. But it looks like the automaker isn't going to ease off them quite yet. The original March Sales Event incentives, slated to expire...Read More»

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Toyota Offers Zero-Percent And Free Maintenance To Some Buyers

Toyota (NYSE: TM) rolled out an all-new incentive program aimed at jump-starting sales that have slumped due to bruised consumer confidence from the ongoing accelerator-related recalls, the related hearings in Washington D.C., and several other issues and recalls. The automaker calls the new...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

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Consumer Reports' 2010 Top Picks...And How TCC Rates Them

Consumer Reports, the widely respected magazine from the non-profit Consumers Union, has published their annual list of Top Picks, and although Toyota might be maligned in the press due to the current accelerator-related recall hearings, the automaker still has two vehicles (including one Lexus) on...Read More»

2010 Toyota Sequoia
Toyota-Hired Firm Finds No Problem With Electronic Throttle

A Toyota-funded test of vehicles has failed to find issue with the automaker's electronic throttle system, which some safety advocates have accused of being linked to widespread reports of unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Back in September, Toyota recalled 3.8 million Toyota...Read More»

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