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Trending In Social Media This Week: Another Toyota Recall, Ford And GM
Trending In Social Media This Week: Another Toyota Recall, Ford And GM

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace and blogs to bring you...Read More»

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Video Sneak Peek: Lexus CT 200h Invites You To The Darker Side Of Talk Shows

Lexus has been working the "Darker Side of Green" angle for months now, hyping the company's new hybrid the Lexus CT 200h. We've talked a good bit about the marketing campaign, its series of odd but entertaining debates, and some of its...less successful elements. Now, a little birdie -- seriously...Read More»

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Tesla Joins The Club, Gets Socially Smart And Gives Tony Hawk A Roadster Sport 2.5

When we talk about leaders in the auto industry using social media, Ford and General Motors come readily to mind. Audi is quickly clawing their way into that circle, while Toyota and Lexus have recently increased their efforts to get visibility. Notice Tesla was not on that short list? That is...Read More»

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Lexus Hosts Dinner At A Customer's House, Live Tweets Part Of The Conversation

Lexus just recently jumped into social media, starting a Twitter account about a month ago, while also ramping up their Facebook fan page. Lexus says it is all in an effort to both listen to, and engage with their customers and fans. They have built a brand around the pursuit of perfection. While...Read More»

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Cars And Smartphones: The Future Is Now

In the 2004 Will Smith movie, I, Robot, the future is filled with cars that drive themselves, and petroleum's verboten because it's volatile and unsafe. Yes, this future also has evil robots that try to take over the world, but focus on the first part--cars that drive themselves--because that...Read More»

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Lexus Launches Enform iPhone App -- Blackberry And Android Not Left In The Cold

Lexus was no where near the first to the telematics game. But just as with its cars, it is in the pursuit of perfection for its Enform telematics service. Today Lexus announced a new iPhone app that helps users get the most out of Enform. Many competing companies have telematics offerings in...Read More»

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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 automaker's electronic throttle controls might have caused unintended acceleration. The automaker said that it's reviewed about 4,200...Read More»

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High Gear Media's Social Media Cheat Sheet For The 2010 Paris Auto Show

Chances are good that you're reading this from an office cubicle somewhere in America. Or Canada. Or maybe Australia. Or any other place on the globe that isn't the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Not to worry, though -- many of us are right there with you, scarfing down Lunchables from the vending machine...Read More»

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Interbrand Names The Top 100 Brands Of 2010: How Does Your Favorite Automaker Rank?

Every year, the marketing powerhouse known as Interbrand publishes a list of the top 100 global brands. These are the companies at the head of the international pack that shape the way the world does business. The best performers have solid balance sheets, strong future prospects, and the respect...Read More»

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Video: Behind The Scenes Of The New 'Music Track' Commercial For The Lexus IS

Late last week, Lexus launched an eye-catching new commercial for the 2011 IS sedan. It's also proven to be fairly ear-catching, and now Lexus has uploaded a YouTube clip to show how the ad was made. The commercial is called "Music Track", and it features an Ultrasonic Blue Lexus IS drifting...Read More»

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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, last August—a family (and off-duty cop) in an ES 350, who sped out of control to a fiery death—that punted Toyota's...Read More»

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Recall Alert: Lexus LX 470

Another Toyota product has been subjected to a recall, although this time it's a make and model that is no longer on sale. It's the 2003-2007 Lexus LX 470. 39,000 LX 470s are being recalled due to a faulty steering shaft. Apparently, if the wheel is turned to full lock after too many shocks to the...Read More»

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Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

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Report: Lexus Knew About Engine Problems In 2007

Last week, Lexus announced a recall of several models due to problems with engine stalling. Today, reports have surfaced that indicate the company may have known about the problem three years ago. A Chicago Tribune article cites a Reuters piece that claims that Toyota received a report from the...Read More»

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Lexus Lures Andy Samberg, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Kennedy To The Dark Side

During the 2010 New York Auto Show, Lexus hosted a debate to hype its new hybrid, the CT 200h. Dubbed "The Darker Side of Green", the face-off featured eco-tech enthusiast Amanda Little, global-warming denier Phelim McAleer, and moderator Sarah Silverman. We were very, very dubious. But by most...Read More»

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Recall Alert: Lexus LS 460

UPDATE NUMBER 2--Toyota has announced the recall of 138,000 GS, LS, and IS models sold in the U.S. with the 4.6-liter V-8, 5.0-liter V-8, or 3.5-liter V-6. The affected models are model-year 2006, 2007, and 2008. A formal notice will be filed the week of July 5, and Toyota will replace the valve...Read More»

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Lexus Recalls 138,000 Cars—Including LS 600h—For Engine Defect

Lexus has announced that it will recall about 138,000 of its luxury sedans in the U.S.—including the 2008 model year of its flagship Lexus LS 600h L hybrid—due to a potential engine defect. In some 4.6- or 5.0-liter V-8 engines, along with some 3.5-liter engines, valve springs might be...Read More»

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Recall Alert: Lexus Recalls All HS 250h Hybrids

Lexus is voluntarily recalling all 17,000 of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrids it has sold, due to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing that showed excessive fuel leakage after a rear-end collision. The company has also halted sales until the problem can be remedied. The test...Read More»

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2010 Lexus HS250h And Suzuki Kizashi: Top Safety Fail?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its latest test results—of two sedans, the hybrid 2010 Lexus HS250h and the almost-mid-size 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, for its new roof-crush test. And it's not all good news this time. Both the HS250h and the Kizashi were given the...Read More»

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