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

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 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... read more March 3, 2010 by  18


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

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... read more March 3, 2010 by  3


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

Toyota Recall: Feds Might Require Brake Overrides

It's already looking like the Toyota recall hearings will bring us at least one new safety feature to all new vehicles: brake overrides. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood... read more March 2, 2010 by  11


 
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Garage Door Manufacturer Thinks Toyota's Deadly Safety Flaw Is Hilarious

It's not easy making light of tragic events. Cracking jokes about fatal tornadoes, mudslides, and building collapses is best handled by really good comedians and/or really... read more March 1, 2010 by  11


 
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


 
2010 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl) Grille

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... read more February 16, 2010 by  6


 
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... read more February 15, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Toyota Tacoma

2010 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Trucks Recalled For Driveshaft Issue

As the media din surrounding Toyota's recall of millions of vehicles for accelerator-related issues is just fading slightly, but the recall of the iconic Prius remains in the... read more February 12, 2010 by  3


 
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 Corolla 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Front Exterior View

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... read more February 9, 2010 by  13


 
2010 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Recall Already Denting Residuals, Resale Values

Some of the most respected companies that look at depreciation are predicting that Toyota (NYSE: TM) vehicles won't be worth as much as much as previously predicted when... read more February 8, 2010 by  15


 
Kendall Toyota  -  Eugene, OR  -  First LEED Platinum dealership facility

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... read more February 3, 2010 by  8


 
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


 
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