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2005-2008 Toyota Tacoma Could Have Frame Rust, May Get Free Fix
2005-2008 Toyota Tacoma Could Have Frame Rust, May Get Free Fix

Toyota has launched a limited service campaign for some 2005-2008 Toyota Tacomas currently registered in salt-belt-states due to rusting frames. Toyota has received multiple reports of Tacoma frames exhibiting "more-than-normal" corrosion. WATCH: 2014 Toyota Avalon Video Road Test On affected...Read More»

2004 Toyota Corolla XRS
Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, Lexus SC, Pontiac Vibe Recalled For Faulty Airbags (Again)

Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of airbags made by the Takata company. Now, Toyota has issued a recall for 844,277 Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac vehicles from model years 2002-2004 to fix those flawed components. ALSO SEE: Ford Admits To...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
2004-2011 Toyota Sienna Minivan Recalled; May Drop Spare Tires on Road

Toyota has issued a recall of certain 2004-2011 Sienna minivans due to the spare tire retainer cable breaking from excessive corrosion. Sienna minivans registered in salt-belt-states are the focus of this campaign. During winter, certain states use salt in various forms to clear roadways of ice and...Read More»

Honda Solar Hydrogen Station prototype with 2010 Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle
Japanese Government Bets The Farm On Fuel Cell Vehicles

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "conscious uncoupling" from Tesla. Though the Japanese automaker didn't fully explain its reasons for the breakup, one thing was clear: Toyota is banking on a future full of fuel cell vehicles, not battery electric cars. Many of you considered this...Read More»

Average emissions from light-duty vehicles, 1998-2013 (via the Union of Concerned Scientists)
Hyundai-Kia, Honda, Toyota Are America's Greenest Automakers, But All Are Improving

A new study of America's top eight automakers finds Asian brands to be the greenest of the bunch, while Detroit brands earn the lowest marks. However, all eight companies have shown dramatic improvement, over the past decade and a half. ALSO SEE: Google Debuts Its First Autonomous Car: Is This The...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
510,000 Toyota, Lexus Models Recalled for Rust, Brake, Airbag Issues

Another day, another half million vehicles being recalled. This time, according to CBS Detroit, it’s a trio of vehicles from Toyota and Lexus, which are being recalled for various issues. The largest of this batch is for the 2004-2011 Toyota Sienna, which is being recalled again for an issue...Read More»

Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California
Tesla Is California's Biggest Automaker (And Toyota Hasn't Even Packed Its Bags)

Toyota has been based in California since arriving in the U.S. in the late 1950s, but last month, the company announced plans to pack its bags and move to Texas. Thought the U-Hauls won't arrive for at least two more years, Bloomberg reports that Toyota has already lost its crown as California's...Read More»

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
Toyota Consciously Uncouples From Tesla, Choosing To Focus On Fuel Cells

In 2010, Toyota teamed up with Tesla to develop electric cars. According to Green Car Reports and the New York Times, that partnership will soon expire, and Toyota isn't planning to renew it. Why? Because Toyota has seen the future, and it doesn't involve conventional battery electric vehicles. For...Read More»

2014 Scion iQ
Scion To Get New Cars, Finally

After years of stagnant products and plummeting sales, it appears that Toyota is about to throw a much-needed lifeline to its youth-oriented Scion brand. Scion VP Doug Murtha told Ward’s Auto that the brand is primed to receive three new products in coming years, and we’ll be seeing the...Read More»

Toyota Motor Sales headquarters in Torrance, California
Rumor: Toyota Packing Up California HQ, Moving To Texas To Cut Costs

Over the weekend, rumors emerged that Toyota is planning to pack up its U.S. headquarters in Torrance, California and move to Plano, Texas, near Dallas. Toyota has yet to confirm those rumors, but Bloomberg says that if true, the shift may be designed to help the automaker cut costs. However, money...Read More»

2015 Toyota Camry, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Toyota Camry Video: New York Auto Show

The mid-size sedan market is brutal. It’s rife with excellent cars like the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. So even if you’re the best selling car in America, you might not be the best. That’s what Toyota is setting out to change with the 2015 Toyota Camry, with what it calls a...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
Toyota Adds About 6.4M To This Year's Bumper Crop Of Recalls

Toyota has issued a number of recalls affecting vehicle owners in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. According to Detroit News, nearly 6.4 million vehicles are affected by the recalls, and at least 1.77 million of those are registered in the U.S. To complicate matters, these...Read More»

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
2014 Toyota Highlander Video Road Test

Toyota has its authentic SUVs--the 4Runner and the Land Cruiser. But let's face it, not everyone's going rock-crawling or going on safari. For families that need the SUV space but not the SUV gear, Toyota has the Highlander. It's new this year, and it's changed a lot. So how does this latest 2014...Read More»

Toyota FCV concept, Tokyo Motor Show 2013
Honda, Toyota Will Launch Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles By 2015 (But They Won't Be Cheap)

Are you already over electric cars? Do you find Tesla a bit ho-hum? If so, here's something to perk you up: according to a report in Nikkei, Honda and Toyota both plan to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and the cars are on-target to hit showrooms next year. The fact that both Japanese...Read More»

2010 Lexus ES 350
Toyota Hit With $1.2B Recall Fine; How Will It Affect Shoppers, Owners?

For a whopping $1.2 billion, Toyota Motor Co. agreed earlier this week to settle a federal criminal probe concerning its statements during the unintended-acceleration-related recalls of Toyota and Lexus vehicles four years ago. The penalty is the largest one ever imposed on an automaker. But as a...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla S  -  Driven, February 2014
2014 Toyota Corolla S: Five Things We Like

Toyota has, for at least a couple of decades and several generations of modest, evolutionary change, played it safe with the best-selling Corolla. But with the all-new 2014 Corolla, the automaker has gotten smart; realizing that it was losing too many sales to stylish, sportier models like the Ford...Read More»

2014 Toyota Prius V
Massive Recall: Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Lexus RX 350

Yesterday, we told you that Toyota's troubles related to its 2010 recall fiasco may finally be coming to an end. So naturally, today Toyota announced another major recall. This one affects some 960,000 vehicles in the U.S. Technically speaking, there are two recalls at work here. The bigger of the...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
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»

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Toyota Ends Production In Australia: Auto Industry Down Under Is Officially Dead

Earlier today, Toyota announced that it would stop building cars in Australia in 2017. Toyota was the last major automaker with manufacturing facilities in the country, so its pull-out means that the auto industry in Australia is effectively dead. According to an official press release: "The...Read More»

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