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U.S. Transportation Chief: Don't Drive Recalled Toyotas
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 due to potentially sticky accelerator pedals would be to not drive them at all. Up until now, Toyota—and the official recall...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Older, Higher-Mileage Vehicles More At Risk

Toyota's recent recall for an issue that might lead to a sticky accelerator pedal covers about 2.3 million vehicles going all the way back to 2005. But is the owner of a 2005 Toyota Avalon with 150,000 miles more likely to experience this as, say, the owner of 2010 Toyota Corolla fresh out of the...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Dealers To Start Fixing Gas Pedals This Weekend

While Toyota has been accused of being extremely slow to respond in issuing a recall for its floor-mat-related, unintended-acceleration issue, the automaker has responded remarkably quickly with a solution to its other, unrelated recall—regarding sticking accelerator mechanisms. Toyota (NYSE: TM)...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota And Lexus Recall: Everything You Need To Know

Own a Toyota or Lexus vehicle and not even sure if or how it's affected by the recent massive recall efforts? Looking back at the headlines of recent weeks and months—especially in this era of fast-moving, encapsulated news—it's easy to be confused over what's happened and what cars are...Read More»

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Toyota Recalls Another 1.1 Million Vehicles, Brings Tally To 5.4 Million

The number of vehicles Toyota has to recall over the faulty floor mat and stuck accelerator debacle continues to mount, with news breaking overnight that an additional 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. need to be recalled in order to have their floor mats fixed. This is in addition to the 4.3...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
GM Offers $1,000 Incentives To Toyota Owners

Toyota’s stuck accelerator pedal debacle has seen millions of cars recalled and now a halt on sales for eight different models (RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Tundra, and Sequoia) put in place. Despite the seriousness of the issue, Toyota has been sluggish to respond to its...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
Update: Toyota Stops Sales, Production Of Recalled Stuck-Accelerator Cars

Toyota's recall troubles keep stacking up, but the giant carmaker has been sluggish to respond. Cars subject to the latest recall for a stuck accelerator pedal are still rolling off assembly lines, even as the company struggles to repair the 2.3 million affected cars. But that won't last much...Read More»

2010 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Issues Recall For Sticking Gas Pedals, Affects 2.3 Million Cars

As many suspected, it turns out there's more to the claims of unintended acceleration at Toyota than some problematic floor mats. Unfortunately, also like the floor mat issue, Toyota appears to be taking voluntary action only after widespread complaints about the issue. The recall affects 2.3...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
Toyota Installing Brake Override System To Counter Unintended Acceleration

After a recall of 3.8 million vehicles, a quick zip-tie fix and several years of struggling with unintended acceleration claims, Toyota appears to have found a solution--for future vehicles, at least. The company has already begun fitting a brake override system to its cars. The new brake override...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»

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IIHS Top Safety Picks: Ford, Subaru Make Grade, Unhappy Toyota Airs Concern

Toyota, the number one-selling automaker worldwide, is firing back today at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks for 2010, saying that the automaker is confident its vehicles are among the safest on the road today and is committed to the highest levels of vehicle...Read More»

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CarMax Releases List of Ten Features Car Buyers Want, World Ignores Them

CarMax, those automotive supermarkets full of overpriced used cars, have decided that they too want to be a vital information resource for car shoppers. As such they polled a number of their detainees/customers and asked them what sort of features they wanted in their next car. The answers ranged...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
IIHS Picks The Safest New Vehicles For 2010

The coveted Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) used to be quite exclusive—and a way for safety-conscious shoppers to narrow down their possibilities to a few top-rated vehicles in a segment. But since 2007, the number of Top Safety Picks has roughly...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Elantra
October 2009 Market Report: No Clear Trends Yet, But Some Interesting Results

Here's an interesting riddle: how can a leader be a follower, and a follower be the leader? Here are a couple of hints: Percentages Sales We'll help you find the answer to the riddle in a moment or two, but for now, let's talk about market reporting in the car business. Every month, one or more...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Five Best 2010 Four Cylinder Midsize Sedans

If the Toyota Camry were a person it would rule the world. While not exactly class leading in most any respect (yes, it even gets beaten in reliability), the current Toyota Camry sells like the proverbial hotcakes all the while maintaining the appearance of an overheated jellybean. Like some form...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Compared: Taurus Vs. Camry Vs. Accord

When it comes to best sellers, a few names come to mind. Oprah. Clancy. And Taurus. Sure, it's been a while since the Ford Taurus sat atop the monthly sales charts--but in its heyday in the 1990s, the Taurus had a vise grip on the slot. Introduced in 1986, the Taurus went on to be the best-selling...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord
Honda Accord Creeping Up On Toyota Camry

Spectators intent on watching longtime Japanese rivals Honda and Toyota battle it out on the sales floor often focus their attention on the companies' popular green machines, the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius. However, we'd like to draw your attention to their even more popular, midsize...Read More»

1986 Toyota Camry
Best of Craigslist: Aero-Awful 1986 Toyota Camry

We know Craigslist is the home of awful: used answering machines that use mini-cassettes (!), miles of baling wire in convenient 10-inch strips, and adult services that aren't so adult anymore. Craigslist is a good place to find a cheap car, though--whether it's a racing lemon, a badly needed set...Read More»

Well-blinged Toyota Camry
Link Love From The Car Connection: Toyota Camry Blinged, Plus Videos For 'Mission One' Electric Motorcycle, Grand Turismo 5, And Jay Leno's EcoJet

♦  There's a lot of car bling on the market, but not everyone knows how to use it. We think the owner of this Toyota Camry did a pretty awesome job of walking the fine line between "80s futurism" and "chromed-out mid-life crisis". And hey: at least it gave gramps a weekend project...Read More»

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