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Feds Investigate Stalling Issue -- Could Affect 1.2 Million Toyotas
Feds Investigate Stalling Issue -- Could Affect 1.2 Million Toyotas

The possibility of another recall looms for Toyota, as the federal government has upgraded an investigation regarding stalling issues in 2005-2007 Toyota Corolla and Matrix models. The issue, the results of faulty engine control modules (ECM), can cause the engine to stall, fail to start, or react...Read More»

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Feds Clear Toyota On Throttle Issues; Steering Issue Remains?

Toyota—and Toyota owners—can breathe a little easier with a finding from the federal government released today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said, in a preliminary finding, that it could find no evidence of a problem with electronic throttle controls or electronic...Read More»

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Toyota Moves Forward With Mississippi Plant: Are The Recession And Recalls Over?

Toyota has revived plans to develop a manufacturing facility near Tupelo, Mississippi. An official announcement is expected later today. According to an inside source, Toyota will resume work on the plant and begin producing vehicles there in the second half of 2011. However, the facility won't be...Read More»

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Prevailing In A Real Life Car Repair Dispute

Patrick and Vanessa Ryan figuratively raised their window and yelled at their insurance company: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” But from the description of the extended repair as related at nj.com, it took a lot of persistence and perseverance to overcome multiple...Read More»

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Toyota Incentives Good Through May, But Starting To Go Flat?

It's still a little too early to assess the aftermath of Toyota's monumental recalls, but there are mounting indications that the brand's long-term reputation has been tarnished a bit. Over the past couple of months, Toyota has gotten its sales back on track—and then some—with the help of the...Read More»

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Looking For A Sweet Deal? Vehicle Incentives Hit Record Highs

If you're in the market for a new ride and you've been waiting for the current wave of incentives to peak, you might want to head down to your dealer now. According to a study from Edmunds, more auto shoppers scored 0% financing last month than at any time in recent memory, and we're not so sure...Read More»

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Toyota-GM NUMMI Plant Shuttered

The joint venture Toyota-GM NUMMI plant in California recently closed, bringing an end to an era of limited but moderately successful cooperation between the two automakers.   The NUMMI plant, which began operations back in the 1980s, was the North American manufacturing location for some high...Read More»

NUMMI plant in Fremont, California
Toyota-GM Joint Venture Now Shuttered, But Lessons Remain

NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.), the manufacturing plant set up in the 1980s as a revolutionary venture between GM and Toyota, has closed its doors, with the last vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, rolling off the line last week. Over the years, the plant has assembled a number of vehicles...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»

2010 Nissan Titan Reviewed: Mike Delfino's Trade-in

Nissan Titan:  Another season; Why did Mike Delfino trade in? On "Desperate Housewive's" Wisteria Lane, the neighborhood plumber's workhorse was a Nissan Titan.  He has since traded for another model, but Nissan says the full-size Titan truck has a future.  Previously, Nissan said its upcoming...Read More»

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EV Startup Aurica Motors Dreams Of Keeping NUMMI Alive

The New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. facility -- better known as NUMMI -- has had an impressive run. Opened in Fremont, California by General Motors in 1962, closed in 1982, and reopened as a joint GM/Toyota venture in 1984, NUMMI has produced hundreds of thousands of vehicles and employs...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»

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Old-School/New-School: Toyota Uses Twitter, Incentives To Lure Customers Back

In the early days of the Toyota recall fiasco, car buyers seemed to ignore the bad news. But as Cleopatra once said, denial only goes so far, and Toyota's troubles are finally having a negative impact on sales. To its credit, though, Toyota isn't taking this lying down: the automaker has turned to...Read More»

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2010 Scion xB And 2010 Toyota Corolla Are Top Safety Picks

We have some good—actually some excellent, award-worthy—Toyota-related news! Both the 2010 Toyota Corolla and 2010 Scion xB have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award. Both cars just emerged from the new IIHS roof-crush (rollover) test with flying colors. In...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Ford, Honda, And Hyundai Gaining The Most

Ford, Hyundai, and Honda—not GM or Chrysler, as some sources have claimed—look to be making the most conquests from customers who've had it with Toyota due to recall uncertainties. In looking at the market share that Toyota has lost, that's what the pricing intelligence service TrueCar found...Read More»

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Toyota Corolla Being Reviewed For Potential Steering Issue

In recent weeks Toyota has managed two major acceleration-related recalls covering much of its lineup; this week it announced a braking-related recall on its iconic Prius tech flagship; and now, looking ahead, Toyota might be facing a steering issue as well on one of its best-selling vehicles. The...Read More»

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U.S. Transportation Chief: Don't Drive Recalled Toyotas

In a House Appropriations panel hearing this morning Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood stated that his own advice to owners of the 2.3 million Toyota vehicles recalled due to potentially sticky accelerator pedals would be to not drive them at all. Up until now, Toyota—and the official recall...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Older, Higher-Mileage Vehicles More At Risk

Toyota's recent recall for an issue that might lead to a sticky accelerator pedal covers about 2.3 million vehicles going all the way back to 2005. But is the owner of a 2005 Toyota Avalon with 150,000 miles more likely to experience this as, say, the owner of 2010 Toyota Corolla fresh out of the...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Dealers To Start Fixing Gas Pedals This Weekend

While Toyota has been accused of being extremely slow to respond in issuing a recall for its floor-mat-related, unintended-acceleration issue, the automaker has responded remarkably quickly with a solution to its other, unrelated recall—regarding sticking accelerator mechanisms. Toyota (NYSE: TM)...Read More»

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