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Lexus remotely updates software, crashes navigation systems: Is a cyberattack to blame?

Lexus remotely updates software, crashes navigation systems: Is a cyberattack to blame?

For today's car-owners, over-the-air updates are a great thing--except when they aren't. Some Lexus owners have learned that the hard way, thanks to a software update that's been crashing vehicles' navigation systems. Reports about the problem vary, but several owners complain that it's bricked the... read more

June 8, 2016 by -
 
Toyota Pre-Collision System

Toyota, Lexus promise to make automated braking standard by next year

Last week, 20 automakers that account for 99 percent of the U.S. car market agreed to make automated braking standard on all new vehicles by the year 2022. Toyota and Lexus... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Lexus RX 350

2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Recalled To Replace Faulty Airbags

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 5,000 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the automaker, the driver's knee airbag module on... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2018 Lexus LC 500, 2016 Detroit Auto Show

2018 Lexus LC 500 Preview Video

Jaguar has the F-Type, Mercedes has the AMG GT. A truly great sports car is a must-have for any luxury car brand. Lexus agrees--and it's aiming for greatness with its... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
2014 Volvo S60L production in China

'Made In China' May Be Fine For Volvo, But Not Lexus -- Or Chinese Shoppers

Lexus is one of the few luxury automakers that hasn't set up shop in China. That's undoubtedly lost the company plenty of sales, because vehicles imported to China carry high... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
ACSI Automobiles Report 2015

Survey: Lexus Is Tops In Customer Satisfaction, Fiat Brings Up The Rear

Every few days, it seems like there's another survey about automobiles and how satisfied (or dissatisfied) we are with them. This week's study was carried out by American... read more August 25, 2015 by


 
2016 Lexus LX 570

Refreshed 2016 Lexus LX 570 SUV Bows At Pebble Beach

Lexus has given one of its oldest models a new lease on the high-lux life. With refreshed 2016 versions, the LX 570 sport-utility vehicle gets a new eight-speed automatic and... read more August 14, 2015 by


 
2006 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Corolla, Sequoia, Tundra, More Added To Takata Recall: 2.9 Million Owners Now Affected

Like an evil blob of goo from a low-budget 1950s horror film, the long list of vehicles recalled to replace Takata's fatally flawed airbags keeps on growing, and there's no... read more June 17, 2015 by


 
The open-source version of Ford AppLink called SmartDeviceLink or SDL

Toyota Teams With Ford To Stop Apple, Google From Dominating Dashboards

Car companies aren't known for creating awesome infotainment systems. In fact, though today's vehicles are mechanically very good, quality scores have plummeted because of... read more June 3, 2015 by


 
2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

2016 Lexus RX Video Preview

Back in 1990, Lexus launched with the world-beating LS sedan. Since then, it’s been the RX crossover SUV that’s kept the doors open and the buyers buying. This... read more April 4, 2015 by


 
Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day... read more January 30, 2015 by


 
2011 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

Toyota Recalls 2006-2011 Lexus Models To Fix Potential Fire Hazard; 422,509 Vehicles Affected

Toyota has announced an extensive recall of Lexus vehicles from the 2006 to 2011 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... read more November 21, 2014 by


 
Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey

Today's Infotainment Systems Are Terrible (Especially On American Cars)

For several years, studies have shown that, on the whole, today's cars are built pretty well. And yet, quality ratings keep dropping. How is that possible? The answer... read more October 28, 2014 by


 
25 years of the airbag

NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a... read more October 22, 2014 by


 
2015 Toyota Yaris  -  First Drive, September 2014

UPDATED: Toyota Recalls 1.75 Million Vehicles To Repair Faulty Brakes & Fuel Systems

UPDATED: See below. Toyota is issuing three large recalls that affect 1.75 vehicle owners worldwide. According to the BBC, the recalls are meant to fix problems related to... read more October 15, 2014 by


 
Older driver

Lincoln, Buick, Bugatti, Cadillac Attract The Oldest Buyers

Since the Great Recession, America's auto market has changed -- not just in terms of the cars we drive and the high-tech features they offer, but also in terms of who's... read more October 2, 2014 by


 

 
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