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Toyota Announces $1.1 Billion Settlement In Acceleration Recall

Toyota Announces $1.1 Billion Settlement In Acceleration Recall

Remember last week when Toyota coughed up $17.35 million for "the single highest civil penalty amount ever paid to NHTSA for violations stemming from a recall"? That was chump change compared to Toyota's next payout. In a press release posted yesterday, the world's best-selling automaker has agreed... read more

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Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

NHTSA: Toyota Electronics Have No 'Sudden Acceleration' Fault

So-called 'sudden acceleration' has a long and unfortunate history, almost destroying Audi sales in the mid-1980s after 60 Minutes accused the Audi 5000 of accelerating out... read more August 11, 2010 by  6


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

Drivers At Fault In So-Called Sudden Acceleration Toyotas, NHTSA Says

Despite ominous news reports of cars careening out of control, there's no substitute for data. And now it looks like many reported cases of so-called "sudden acceleration" in... read more July 13, 2010 by  10


 
BP logo, reimagined [via Greenpeace UK]

Great News For Toyota: People Hate BP More!

Toyota probably isn't the happiest place to work right now. Apart from the automaker's ongoing recall fiasco, Toyota took a nose dive in J.D. Power's recent Initial Quality... read more June 22, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Toyota Camry

Death Toll From Toyota's Sudden Acceleration May Be As High As 89

In March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles could've been responsible for as many as 52 deaths since... read more May 26, 2010 by  0


 
2004 Toyota Prius 5dr HB (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

Toyota Floor-Mat Recall: My Repair Letter

Toyota's unintended-acceleration drama hasn't totally subsided--now, other automakers being faulted for sticky accelerator pedals alongside it--but this week the Japanese... read more May 3, 2010 by  6


 
Tata Nano in flames, Mumbai, India, from Indian Autos Blog

Hey, Toyota, It Could Be Worse: You Could Have Flaming Tatas

Toyota's troubles with so-called sudden acceleration are so well publicized, we're not going to run them down here. But we'd remind the world's largest carmaker that it might... read more March 24, 2010 by  14


 
Age distribution of drivers in 56 Toyota acceleration deaths, data from Jalopnik and Overlawyered

Toyota Sudden Acceleration: Is It All Older Drivers' Fault?

So-called "sudden acceleration" is an ugly mix of media frenzy, sophisticated engineering, and complex human-machine interaction. But recent data on Toyota... read more March 15, 2010 by  27


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

NHTSA Has No Software Engineers or EEs To Analyze Toyotas

Sometimes you see something you just can't believe. And yet, there it is in cold type (or warm electrons). Today's candidate is a single sentence by Washington Post writers... read more February 23, 2010 by  22


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda Shifts Gears, Will Testify to Congress

Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda has changed his mind and agreed to testify before the U.S. Congress next Wednesday on the escalating series of safety issues and vehicle... read more February 18, 2010 by  0


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota Opens Lines Of Communication While Its President Dodges Congress

Toyota's response to the current recall fiasco has been a little slow -- and that's being generous. As new details emerge from memos and other documentation, it's clear that... read more February 18, 2010 by  0


 
Mike Rowe in Ford's 'Spread the Word' campaign

Timing Is Everything: Mike Rowe Spreads The Word About Ford Quality

Earlier this week, TCC editor Marty Padgett saw a commercial touting the quality of Ford vehicles and how they're built better than Toyotas or Hondas. Given that Ford... read more February 11, 2010 by  7


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Piling On: Problems With Prius Brakes Are Toyota's Latest Worry

When it rains, it pours. And Toyota may find itself swimming a lot faster if new allegations of safety problems prove to be true. In Japan this morning, the Ministry of... read more February 3, 2010 by  3


 
2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 4-door Quad Cab 140.5" WB Front Exterior View

Hyundai, Chrysler Create More Incentives To Lure Toyota Customers

Last week, we mentioned that Ford and GM were offering special incentives to customers who trade in Toyota vehicles at the time of purchase. Now Chrysler and Hyundai have... read more February 1, 2010 by  0


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

Toyota And Lexus Recall: Everything You Need To Know

Own a Toyota or Lexus vehicle and not even sure if or how it's affected by the recent massive recall efforts? Looking back at the headlines of recent weeks and... read more January 28, 2010 by  36


 
2010 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door V6  Limited (Natl) Grille

Toyota Recalls Another 1.1 Million Vehicles, Brings Tally To 5.4 Million

The number of vehicles Toyota has to recall over the faulty floor mat and stuck accelerator debacle continues to mount, with news breaking overnight that an additional 1.1... read more January 28, 2010 by  6


 

 
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