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NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected
NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a years-long series of recalls affecting more than 12 million vehicles around the world -- a number that ticked up by 247,000...Read More»

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UPDATED: Toyota Recalls 1.75 Million Vehicles To Repair Faulty Brakes & Fuel Systems

UPDATED: See below. Toyota is issuing three large recalls that affect 1.75 vehicle owners worldwide. According to the BBC, the recalls are meant to fix problems related to brakes and fuel systems on cars built between 2007 and 2014. ALSO SEE: Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado Are The...Read More»

Lincoln, Buick, Bugatti, Cadillac Attract The Oldest Buyers post thumbnail
Lincoln, Buick, Bugatti, Cadillac Attract The Oldest Buyers

Since the Great Recession, America's auto market has changed -- not just in terms of the cars we drive and the high-tech features they offer, but also in terms of who's buying those cars. A new post from 24/7 Wall Street discusses the brands that attract older shoppers, who now account for the...Read More»

2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna; 2015 Lexus RX Recalled post thumbnail
2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna; 2015 Lexus RX Recalled

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. is recalling 2014 models of the Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna and 2015 models of the Lexus RX. READ: 2015 Toyota Camry: First Drive According to a press release from the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from a fuel leak, which could increase the...Read More»

510,000 Toyota, Lexus Models Recalled for Rust, Brake, Airbag Issues post thumbnail
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»

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2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Coming With Turbo, Hybrid Power

Small cars and crossovers are getting to be a big business among luxury automakers, and Lexus is finally ready to get in on the action with its new 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus will reveal its new compact crossover on April 20th at the Beijing Auto Show, and the 2015 NX will be tasked with taking on rivals...Read More»

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

J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Drops For The First Time In Over 15 Years post thumbnail
J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Drops For The First Time In Over 15 Years

America's auto industry has been on a roll recently, boasting stronger sales, better-built cars, and higher approval ratings from customers. That makes J.D. Power's latest Dependability Study all the more surprising, since it shows that vehicle dependability has dropped for the first time in more...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race post thumbnail
Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race

Until 2010 or so, Lexus had a firm grip on the U.S. luxury auto market. Then came massive, headline-grabbing recalls from its parent company, Toyota, and Lexus' reputation became tarnished. Though the Toyota brand ultimately bounced back, Lexus' largely ho-hum product line has delayed the upscale...Read More»

Ouch: Consumer Reports Can't Recommend 2014 Lexus IS 250, Infiniti Q50 post thumbnail
Ouch: Consumer Reports Can't Recommend 2014 Lexus IS 250, Infiniti Q50

Critics of Consumer Reports often argue that the magazine is predisposed to rank foreign cars -- specifically those from Japanese automakers -- higher than their competitors from Detroit. If you count yourself in that number, take note, because Consumer Reports has judged two major Japanese models...Read More»

Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus IS 350, Lexus GS 350 Recalled post thumbnail
Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus IS 350, Lexus GS 350 Recalled

Toyota has issued two unrelated recalls today. Together, they affect more than 235,000 vehicles in the U.S. The first recall centers around the 2006-2010 Highlander Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h. According to Toyota, the transistors located in the inverter assemblies on those hybrid models...Read More»

For The First Time Ever, Toyota Brings Lexus Production To The U.S. post thumbnail
For The First Time Ever, Toyota Brings Lexus Production To The U.S.

Yesterday, our colleagues at Motor Authority predicted that today's press event with Toyota president Akio Toyoda would include an announcement that the company is moving production of some Lexus vehicles to the U.S. Move over, Walter Mercado, because it appears that our team was right. At a press...Read More»

J.D. Power: Dealership Service Improving Rapidly, Buoying Brands post thumbnail
J.D. Power: Dealership Service Improving Rapidly, Buoying Brands

New-car dealerships are doing much better—even compared to last year—in satisfying customers who return to the shop for service. That's one of the findings from J.D. Power's latest Consumer Service Index (CSI) Study, released today. The latest 2013 CSI finds that thanks to automaker and...Read More»

Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card post thumbnail
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

J.D. Power Reports Vehicle Dependability Is On The Rise post thumbnail
J.D. Power Reports Vehicle Dependability Is On The Rise

If you’ve ever shopped for a new car, chances are good that someone has passed along this bit of automotive wisdom: never purchase a new or redesigned model in its first year of release. While that may have been true in years past, the latest vehicle dependability data from J.D. Power and...Read More»

Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too post thumbnail
Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

Toyota Pays $17.35 Million Fine Over Timeliness Of Lexus Floor Mat Recall post thumbnail
Toyota Pays $17.35 Million Fine Over Timeliness Of Lexus Floor Mat Recall

Back in June, Toyota added the 2010 Lexus RX to a long list of vehicles that were recalled due to problems with accelerator pedals sticking beneath floor mats. That was unusual because Toyota launched the recall more than two years earlier, in the winter of 2010. To the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

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Lexus To Replace Emergency Trunk Release On ES, GS, IS Models

Score two for Consumer Reports. Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency said that it would investigate fuel efficiency on the 2013 Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion Hybrid -- in part because Consumer Reports had been so vocal in its criticism of those vehicles' claims. Now, the magazine's...Read More»

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Lexus Converts Facebook Check-Ins Into Cash For Boys & Girls Clubs

Lexus is known for putting big red bows on its vehicles during the holiday season. But this year, during its "December to Remember" year-end sales event, Toyota's luxury marque is also giving to charity -- and you can help out, even if you're not in the market for a Lexus. The way it works is...Read More»

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