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

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

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2003 Ford Taurus SES Standard

NHTSA Studies 2000-2003 Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable For Stuck Throttles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into reports of unintended acceleration in 2000-2003 Ford Taurus and Mercury... read more November 2, 2012 by  0


 
2008 Mazda Tribute

2001-2006, 2008 Mazda Tribute: Recall Alert

Mazda is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2006 and 2008 Tribute SUVs to fix a sticky throttle issue linked to unintended acceleration. The Mazda safety recall comes... read more July 30, 2012 by  0


 
2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

2002-2004 Ford Escape May Suffer From Unintended Acceleration

In 2005, Ford recalled the 2002-2004 Escape to fix a troubling flaw that could've kept the vehicle's engine revving. Now, a consumer advocacy group insists that in the... read more July 10, 2012 by  2


 
2010 Lexus RX 450h

Toyota Adds 154,000 2010 Lexus RXs To 2009 Unintended Acceleration Recall

So you thought Toyota had finally managed to move beyond the unintended acceleration fiasco of 2009-2010? Turns out that's not the case--the company just added another... read more June 29, 2012 by  1


 
Woman driving

Uh-Oh: Women Are Twice As Likely To Hit The Gas By Mistake

Gentlemen: on a scale of one to ten, how much do you value your relationship with your wife? Girlfriend? Mother? Sister? Female co-workers? If you answered more than, say, a... read more April 13, 2012 by  1


 
Driver mistakes gas for brake while attempting to park

When Unintended Acceleration Attacks: Bad Driver Video

Toyota's recent victory in an unintended acceleration lawsuit has brought the topic back into the news, and it's good news for the company; a plague of bad press over the... read more April 4, 2011 by  1


 
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)... read more March 22, 2011 by  3


 
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... read more February 24, 2011 by  1


 
2009 Toyota Prius

NHTSA Investigation Concludes No Electronic Flaws In Recalled Toyotas

Unintended acceleration, Pedalgate, whatever the tag line, the federal government investigation into Toyota vehicles recalled for their purported propensity to suddenly take... read more February 8, 2011 by  12


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today at High Gear Media: Forte, Grand Cherokee, and "MPG"

It's missed a spot on some well-known best-of lists, but the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee's giving us a gleam in our eye. [TheCarConnection] That 2011 Kia Forte five-door you've... read more November 23, 2010 by  0


 
2009 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Recalls: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Over many months, we've seen Toyota's recall issues go from bad to worse, to Capitol Hill, and then seen the flocks of lawyers descend like vultures. Meanwhile, it's sounding... read more October 6, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Acceleration Claims Down, But Allstate Launches Suit

Toyota earlier this week provided an update on progress regarding its accelerator-related recalls, and it's now more confidently pushing back on assertions that the... read more October 5, 2010 by  0


 
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


 
2010 Toyota Avalon

Feds Clear Toyota On Throttle Issues; Steering Issue Remains?

Toyota—and Toyota owners—can breathe a little easier with a finding from the federal government released today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)... read more August 10, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Toyota Avalon

Six Months After The Recalls: Toyota Bruised, Lexus Less So?

It's been a tough and trying year for Toyota—and Toyota owners. There had already been a few isolated claims of accelerators sticking. But it was the news of an incident... read more August 6, 2010 by  1


 
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