Toyota Recall

Toyota Recall Fiasco Finally Nearing An End As Company Agrees To $1 Billion Settlement
Toyota Recall Fiasco Finally Nearing An End As Company Agrees To $1 Billion Settlement

In 2010, Toyota was on the tip of everyone's tongue -- not because of some stellar new products or sky-high safety ratings, but because of massive Toyota and Lexus recalls affecting millions of vehicles across the country. Those recalls stemmed from numerous complaints of unintended acceleration in...Read More»

Tesla Model S in flames near Kent, Washington [frame from YouTube video]
Tesla Model S Catches Fire: Is This Tesla's 'Toyota' Moment?

As Green Car Reports and other media outlets have noted, a Tesla Model S was involved in an accident in Washington state on Tuesday, and the sedan's battery pack subsequently caught fire. The cause of the accident is pretty clear. A statement from Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] indicates that the vehicle...Read More»

Akio Toyoda
Toyota Reaches $1.63 Billion Deal To Settle Sudden Acceleration Claims

Back in December, we told you that Toyota had offered to fork over $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits over allegations of unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles and a subsequent 2010 recall. About half of that money was meant to fix floormat issues and install brake-override systems, but...Read More»

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Toyota Class Action Lawsuit Decision Coming: $1.6 Billion Up For Grabs

In 2010, Toyota recalled millions of vehicles for "unintended acceleration" issues, which generated lots of negative press for the automaker and put the brakes on Toyota sales. Though the recall has fallen out of the headlines, it's still the subject of a huge class action lawsuit working its way...Read More»

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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»

2010 Lexus RX 350
Toyota Pays $17.35 Million Fine Over Timeliness Of Lexus Floor Mat Recall

Back in June, Toyota added the 2010 Lexus RX to a long list of vehicles that were recalled due to problems with accelerator pedals sticking beneath floor mats. That was unusual because Toyota launched the recall more than two years earlier, in the winter of 2010. To the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

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Toyota Rolls Out $25.5M Settlement To Shareholders: Are You One?

Remember the Toyota recall fiasco of 2010? Apparently, it's not over yet -- at least not for investors. They filed a lawsuit against the automaker at the height of the crisis, and now, nearly three years later, Toyota has agreed to compensate them to the tune of $25.5 million. According to Detroit...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Brake-Throttle Override Becomes The New Standard

With Hyundai’s recent announcement that brake throttle override, which it calls brake pedal throttle override capability, is now standard on all 2012 Hyundai models effective with May production, consumers may be curious about what this safety technology is all about, as well as what other...Read More»

Ray LaHood
Coming Soon To Your New Car: A Brake-Override System

If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way, new cars, trucks, and SUVs will soon come with brake-override systems. That's according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the agency has posted to its website (PDF). If you follow the news, you can probably guess the...Read More»

2011 Lexus RX 350
2011 Lexus RX 350: Recall Alert

Toyota is recalling some 32 2011 model year Lexus RX 350 crossover SUVs to replace brake actuator units. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that the potential affected units were manufactured from August 30, 2010 through May 18, 2011, and equipped with...Read More»

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Study: Understaffed Dealerships Souring The Sales Experience?

As U.S. auto sales gradually rebound, it would seem that dealerships and showroom salespeople would be eager than ever to let the good times roll once again. But could some brands be slowing their sales recovery due to understaffed dealerships that aren't making every effort to inform shoppers...Read More»

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2006 & 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid & Lexus RX 400h: Recall Alert

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall covering certain 2006 and 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h models. This voluntary recall involves approximately 45,000 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h models sold in the United States. The automaker says that no other Toyota or...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
NHTSA Clears Toyota Corolla On Steering Issues

An investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found no defect with the electronic steering in 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corolla models. The agency had investigated the Corolla (and the Toyota Matrix) for complaints of steering wander or poor on-center steering feel, based...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Plaintiffs In Toyota Acceleration Case: NASA Study Flawed

Plaintiffs in the accelerator-related cases against Toyota are likely to challenge the NASA report conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this year, reports Bloomberg. According to the plaintiffs, the NASA study only reviewed 280,000 out of the 8 million...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota Recalls 2.2 Million More Vehicles To Fix Accelerator Pedals

Toyota said this morning it would conduct a "voluntary safety recall" of another 2.17 million vehicles in the United States to modify accelerator pedals that could get trapped by floor mats or carpets. The company has already recalled more than 11 million vehicles to fix related safety problems...Read More»

2008 Lexus IS 350
Huge New Toyota Recall Includes 245,000 Lexus GS, IS Sedans

It appears that the worst of Toyota's recall woes might not yet be past. The world's largest automaker confirmed plans today to recall nearly 1.7 million vehicles globally, for issues including oil leaks, faulty fuel pumps, and fuel lines. The number includes about 245,000 Lexus IS and GS models in...Read More»

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Toyota Accused Of A Sudden-Acceleration Cover-Up

Toyota—as well as most Toyota shoppers, and Toyota owners—have moved on after the automaker's much publicized recalls nearly a year ago, which have brought millions of vehicles back to the dealership for repairs and Toyota scrambling to make quality-driven improvements in how they...Read More»

2011 Toyota Avalon
Recall-Scarred Toyota Models Earn CR 'Recommended' Status Back

Consumer Reports has restored 'recommended' status to eight Toyota models that had been affected by accelerator-related recalls this past year. The Toyota Avalon, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, and Tundra models now again carry CR's positive distinction, which is awarded to vehicles...Read More»

2011 Toyota Avalon
Complimentary Maintenance For All New Toyota, Scion Models

Toyota has announced that all new 2010 and 2011 Toyota and Scion models will come with complimentary scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles. That makes Toyota the first mainstream, full-line brand to offer complimentary maintenance, a perk that's been...Read More»

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