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Toyota Tundra Turns Space Shuttle Into Political Football
Toyota Tundra Turns Space Shuttle Into Political Football

At this point in election season, everything becomes political: the brand of car that candidates drive, the designers of the outfits worn by candidates' wives, the funders of buildings where national conventions are held, everything. The latest political football? The Space Shuttle Endeavour...Read More»

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT Angular Front Exterior View
Pickup Vs SUV: Which Is The Safer Choice?

Recently we reported on a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study that compares the relative safety of SUVs and passenger cars—and finds that SUVs are now the safer choice. Adjusted fatality rates are about 50 percent lower overall for them than for passenger cars. After...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Recall Alert: 2007 - 2011 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck

Toyota has announced the recall of 1,629 Tundra pickups from the 2007 to 2011 model years. At issue is the calibration of the tire pressure monitoring system, which may not have been set properly when upgraded wheels and tires were added at a Southeast Toyota Distributors regional distribution...Read More»

2011 Toyota Tundra Angular Front Exterior View
Recall Alert: 2011 Toyota Tundra Pickup

Toyota is announcing a voluntary safety recall for certain 2011 Tundra pickups, based on a rear driveshaft production lot number. At issue is a slip yoke that may have been improperly cast during the manufacturing process, and Toyota is aware of just one failure to date in a customer owned vehicle...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Today in Car News: F-150 EcoBoost, Tundra Power, and Harley

Is this the first photo of the Ford F-150's new EcoBoost engine? To be precise, it's a screenshot. So, no. [Jalopnik] Now, this may be the clearest screenshot of the Audi R4 yet, if your eye can subtract all the groovelicious plastic swirls. [eGMCarTech] The 2011 Toyota Tundra adds a smidge of...Read More»

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Toyota Will Renew Incentives Through April, As Sales Soar

Thanks to the strong incentives offered over the past month, Toyota sales have recovered nicely despite multiple recalls and highly publicized federal investigations. But it looks like the automaker isn't going to ease off them quite yet. The original March Sales Event incentives, slated to expire...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Georgia Mandates Seat Belts in Pickup Trucks

According to Pickuptrucks.com, the Georgia Senate has passed a law requiring the use of seat belts in pickup trucks after debating the issue for years.  Previously, only front-seat passengers in cars, SUVs, and vans were required to wear seat belts by law. The vote passed the Senate 45-2, and the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Report: Pickup Truck Buyers Have The Highest Household Age

Pickuptrucks.com has a post today that details--complete with a pretty chart--how the average age of household vehicles shows that trucks are the oldest, while SUVs are are the youngest. Overall, the average age of the household fleet has gone up from 6.6 years in 1977 to 9.2 in 2009. Pickup trucks...Read More»

NUMMI plant in Fremont, California
EV Startup Aurica Motors Dreams Of Keeping NUMMI Alive

The New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. facility -- better known as NUMMI -- has had an impressive run. Opened in Fremont, California by General Motors in 1962, closed in 1982, and reopened as a joint GM/Toyota venture in 1984, NUMMI has produced hundreds of thousands of vehicles and employs...Read More»

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Toyota Offers Zero-Percent And Free Maintenance To Some Buyers

Toyota (NYSE: TM) rolled out an all-new incentive program aimed at jump-starting sales that have slumped due to bruised consumer confidence from the ongoing accelerator-related recalls, the related hearings in Washington D.C., and several other issues and recalls. The automaker calls the new...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Old-School/New-School: Toyota Uses Twitter, Incentives To Lure Customers Back

In the early days of the Toyota recall fiasco, car buyers seemed to ignore the bad news. But as Cleopatra once said, denial only goes so far, and Toyota's troubles are finally having a negative impact on sales. To its credit, though, Toyota isn't taking this lying down: the automaker has turned to...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»

2005 Toyota Avalon
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»

2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Convertible Makes Good On Safety…This Time

The 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible has now achieved top 'good' ratings from the IIHS in both frontal offset and side impact tests. This is a retest for the Mustang; an original IIHS test of the 2010 model—applying to cars built before January (2010)—soundly flunked the ragtop 'Stang in the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Spd AT Grade (Natl) Angular Rear Exterior View
Toyota to Recall 2007-2010 Tundras

Toyota is recalling 2.3 million vehicles due to accelerator pedals that are sticking. Included in the recall are 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks. Essentially, the condition can cause the accelerator pedal to either become hard to depress, slow to return to idle, or stuck in a depressed...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»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota-Lexus Floor-Mat Problem Is Now Officially A Recall

One week ago today, owners of eight Toyota and Lexus models got an urgent plea from the U.S. Department of Transportation, delivered via the media: Remove your driver's side floor mat immediately, and don't replace it until you've taken your car to the dealer. With much of the coverage calling it a...Read More»

Number One
Toyota Finds GM-Style Problems As the World's Biggest Automaker

It's been a crazy decade for Toyota. Ten years ago, the company set out to become the world's biggest automaker, always denying that its intent was to topple General Motors. Now, at number one, Toyota's finding the GM-style problems that come with being the world's biggest automaker aren't always...Read More»