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Toyota Tundra Has More Recall Woes
Toyota Tundra Has More Recall Woes

When it rains it pours - in Toyota's case anyway. The full-size Toyota Tundra pickup, already the subject of two concurrent recalls, has been included in a new massive recall related to repairs of sticking accelerator pedals. The Toyota Tundra, which has never really achieved the level of sales...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner 4WD 4-door V6 SR5 (Natl) Instrument Cluster
Insuring Your Toyota Tundra10 CrewMax

The Toyota Tundra10 CrewMax is the largest truck in the Toyota pickup line. The 4x2 CrewMax is popular among builders, maintenance personnel, agricultural works, and others, so safety features are important. The Tundra10 has a number of safety features that both owners and auto insurance companies...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
2010 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Crewmax: New Competition For Ford And GM

The Toyota Tundra stays relatively unchanged for 2010. The biggest change comes with the all-new 4.6-liter i-Force V-8. It replaces the larger 276-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8 with 313 pounds-feet of torque, but its stronger, lighter and more efficient. Since the rest of the Tundra remains about the...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota To Shorten, Then Replace, 3.8M Accelerator Pedals In Safety Recall

Toyota announced today that it would recall 3.8 million of its vehicles to replace the accelerator pedals, to alleviate once and for all any chance of uncontrolled acceleration from the pedal being trapped by ill-fitting floor mats. While it develops new pedal designs, Toyota will have its dealers...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota-Lexus Floor-Mat Problem Is Now Officially A Recall

One week ago today, owners of eight Toyota and Lexus models got an urgent plea from the U.S. Department of Transportation, delivered via the media: Remove your driver's side floor mat immediately, and don't replace it until you've taken your car to the dealer. With much of the coverage calling it a...Read More»

Number One
Toyota Finds GM-Style Problems As the World's Biggest Automaker

It's been a crazy decade for Toyota. Ten years ago, the company set out to become the world's biggest automaker, always denying that its intent was to topple General Motors. Now, at number one, Toyota's finding the GM-style problems that come with being the world's biggest automaker aren't always...Read More»

2009 Lexus GX 470
2010 Lexus GX: SUVs Get a Ninth Life

When the Lexus GX first hit the streets early in the decade, a truck-based SUV seemed like the ticket to sales success. Now, six years later with a 35.5-mpg federal fuel economy standard looming, Lexus is still planning on replacing the mid-size GX with a new traditional sport-ute. Ward's Auto...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
2012 Chevrolet Silverado: What To Expect, Part I

As far as our friends at Motor Trend are concerned, their coveted Truck of the Year award goes to the maker who introduces a new model. The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, all-new for that year, took the prize. The all-new 2008 Toyota Tundra took it last year. This year poses a challenge, which is to...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
What's Your Favorite Luxo-Truck Feature?

There's one good thing about Chevy's latest Silverado ad campaign: the trio of spots isn't afraid to call out competitors by name. Howie Long is particularly adept at emasculating a V-6 Toyota Tundra driver suffering from inferior fuel economy, and at least one sensitive blogger has taken issue...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2009 Chevrolet Silverado: Too Few Gears?

Ah, The General. He never lets us down. Good, or, in some cases, bad. While there's a lot to be said for tradition -- especially when your typical customer puts a high price tag on tradition -- there are some arenas in which traditions should be surrendered to the museums. I'm talking technology...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra Platinum Package
2010 Toyota Tundra Boasts Efficient New V-8, New Trim Packages

Toyota debuted its new 2010 Tundra pickup at the Chicago Auto Show today. Big news is the arrival of an all-new 4.6-liter V-8 that boasts the best fuel efficiency of any V-8 in the full-size segment. New trims and models as well as exterior, mechanical, safety and convenience upgrades find their...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Classic Car Heaven, Kooky Cufflinks, And Shopping Cart Conversions

Read up. It's going to be a long week... Saab wants to be Apple: Saab is hoping that its impending liberation from GM will give it the freedom to "think different" [sic], like a certain computer/accessories maker. The company's new target market? "[E]ntrepreneurs, dentists, doctors and agency...Read More»

Toyota Tundra
Toyota: Tough Times Coming

Hard times are coming, predicts the world's largest automaker. Toyota - which captured the global sales crown from struggling General Motors during the first half of 2008 - has lowered its global sales forecast for the year, largely because it expects its first annual decline in the critical U.S...Read More»

Prius with environmental message
Prius Production Added in U.S.

Look for a "Made in America" badge to start showing up on Toyota's top-selling hybrid-electric vehicle, the Prius. The Japanese maker will begin producing a version of the high-mileage sedan at a new plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, starting in 2010, the company has confirmed. Like its Big Three...Read More»

Toyota Tundra
Toyota Pinched by Truck Slump, Too

Regular readers of TheCarConnection.com have gotten used to the daily barrage of news and headlines trumpeting the impact of record oil prices on Big Three truck sales. But Detroit makers aren't the only ones feeling the pinch. After delaying the launch of a new plant intended to build its...Read More»

Nissan Titan
Japanese Also Slammed by Truck Slump

Ford's turnaround plan is in tatters. General Motors must close four more of its plants. And Chrysler's biggest launch of the year, its new Ram pickup, has been all but aborted. Record fuel prices have been devastating Detroit. But the domestic automakers aren't the only ones feeling the pinch...Read More»

Buick Enclave
A "Dramatic" Marketing Shift at GM

Some news automatically generates a single-syllable response: Duh! Like the new report in the Detroit News that suggests General Motors’ mega-billion-dollar marketing program will undergo a “dramatic redesign” reflecting record fuel prices. As reporter Sharon Terlep points out, “after...Read More»

GM, Toyota Locked in Dead Heat

With both makers now reporting their year-end sales numbers, it appears that General Motors and Toyota wrapped up the 2007 sales sweepstakes in a global dead heat. In a release issued Wednesday, GM revealed it had sold 9,369,524 cars, trucks and crossovers worldwide. In rounded numbers, that would...Read More»

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2006 Chicago Auto Show: Last Words

2006 Chicago Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/6/2006) TCC TeamPublisher Biggest Story: Could it be anything other than the new Toyota Tundra? TheChicago show was once the nation’s biggest, and it’s beginning to regain some traction lately, than to previews like this one. Best New Concept...Read More»

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