Toyota Recall

Toyota Recall: Feds Might Require Brake Overrides
Toyota Recall: Feds Might Require Brake Overrides

It's already looking like the Toyota recall hearings will bring us at least one new safety feature to all new vehicles: brake overrides. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood might recommend that every U.S. new vehicle be equipped with so-called smart throttle systems—meaning, most importantly...Read More»

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NHTSA Has No Software Engineers or EEs To Analyze Toyotas

Sometimes you see something you just can't believe. And yet, there it is in cold type (or warm electrons). Today's candidate is a single sentence by Washington Post writers Peter Whoriskey and Frank Ahrens, discussing the Congressional investigation of the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

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Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda Shifts Gears, Will Testify to Congress

Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda has changed his mind and agreed to testify before the U.S. Congress next Wednesday on the escalating series of safety issues and vehicle recalls that have dominated media and damaged the brand. As we've detailed, Toyota's response has been slow and in some cases...Read More»

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Toyota Opens Lines Of Communication While Its President Dodges Congress

Toyota's response to the current recall fiasco has been a little slow -- and that's being generous. As new details emerge from memos and other documentation, it's clear that Toyota officials have spent much of the past few years hiding their heads in the sand, hoping this would all go away. Now the...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Ford, Honda, And Hyundai Gaining The Most

Ford, Hyundai, and Honda—not GM or Chrysler, as some sources have claimed—look to be making the most conquests from customers who've had it with Toyota due to recall uncertainties. In looking at the market share that Toyota has lost, that's what the pricing intelligence service TrueCar found...Read More»

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Toyota-Hired Firm Finds No Problem With Electronic Throttle

A Toyota-funded test of vehicles has failed to find issue with the automaker's electronic throttle system, which some safety advocates have accused of being linked to widespread reports of unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Back in September, Toyota recalled 3.8 million Toyota...Read More»

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2010 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Trucks Recalled For Driveshaft Issue

As the media din surrounding Toyota's recall of millions of vehicles for accelerator-related issues is just fading slightly, but the recall of the iconic Prius remains in the headlines, another Toyota recall looms. According to PickupTrucks.com, Toyota is initiating a voluntary recall of some 2010...Read More»

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Timing Is Everything: Mike Rowe Spreads The Word About Ford Quality

Earlier this week, TCC editor Marty Padgett saw a commercial touting the quality of Ford vehicles and how they're built better than Toyotas or Hondas. Given that Ford recently launched an incentive program to woo Toyota owners worried about the company's current recall fiasco, we thought this was...Read More»

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Toyota Corolla Being Reviewed For Potential Steering Issue

In recent weeks Toyota has managed two major acceleration-related recalls covering much of its lineup; this week it announced a braking-related recall on its iconic Prius tech flagship; and now, looking ahead, Toyota might be facing a steering issue as well on one of its best-selling vehicles. The...Read More»

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Toyota Recall Already Denting Residuals, Resale Values

Some of the most respected companies that look at depreciation are predicting that Toyota (NYSE: TM) vehicles won't be worth as much as much as previously predicted when customers go to trade them a few years from now. Yes, even the ones that aren't recalled. But how much they'll fall in value...Read More»

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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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Piling On: Problems With Prius Brakes Are Toyota's Latest Worry

When it rains, it pours. And Toyota may find itself swimming a lot faster if new allegations of safety problems prove to be true. In Japan this morning, the Ministry of Transportation ordered the company to investigate complaints into brake problems in its new 2010 Toyota Prius. More than 100 U.S...Read More»

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Ford, GM Capitalize on Toyota's Troubles By Offering Incentives

As children, we're taught not to kick a man when he's down; corporations, however, use a very different playbook. Accordingly, Ford and General Motors have launched incentive campaigns to capitalize on Toyota's ongoing recall misfortunes. GM is offering qualified buyers the chance to trade in their...Read More»

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