Toyota Allegedly Conspired To Keep Canadian Exports Out Of US — Get A Piece Of The Class Action

Toyota Allegedly Conspired To Keep Canadian Exports Out Of US — Get A Piece Of The Class Action

If you bought or leased a new car in the Toyota family from Jan 1, 2001 to April 30, 2003, you could get some cash in a new class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and the Canadian Automobile Dealer’s Association (CADA) to keep Canadian car exports out of the states and raise prices for American consumers. [More]

Seven Insurance Companies Sue Toyota Over Blamed On Sudden Acceleration

Seven Insurance Companies Sue Toyota Over Blamed On Sudden Acceleration

Legal troubles for Toyota continues, as a group of seven insurance companies has filed suit against the car maker, looking to recover money they paid out to policyholders involved in crashes allegedly caused by sudden unintended acceleration. [More]

Getting To Know You: All About The New Friends We Made In 2010

Getting To Know You: All About The New Friends We Made In 2010

Behind every buzzworthy headline of the past year has been someone in charge, someone to blame, or just someone to laugh at and talk about. From the debacle of Toyota’s millions of recalled automobiles, to a fed-up flight attendant with a flair for drama, we’ve become familiar with a few new faces in 2010, for better or for worse. [More]

BP Dumps Huge Oil Slick On Bank Of America To Earn Title Of 2010's Biggest Business Debacle

BP Dumps Huge Oil Slick On Bank Of America To Earn Title Of 2010's Biggest Business Debacle

In what will probably come as a surprise to no one, Consumerist readers have overwhelmingly selected the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the biggest business debacle of 2010. [More]

Vote Now For The Biggest Business Debacle Of 2010

Vote Now For The Biggest Business Debacle Of 2010

We asked for your input in nominating the biggest business screw-ups of the year and you responded. Now is your chance to vote for a loser from the final five nominees. [More]

Wind Broke My Car, Toyota Warranty Guy Blows Smoke

Wind Broke My Car, Toyota Warranty Guy Blows Smoke

All it took to turn Bobby’s Toyota Highlander into a mess was a gust of wind. The incident damaged the door’s functions, but Toyota has determined that the vehicle isn’t covered under warranty because the damage was caused by outside forces. [More]

Toyota Must Fork Over $32.4 Million More In Fines

Toyota Must Fork Over $32.4 Million More In Fines

The thrashing continues for Toyota, which has had to recall more than 11 million cars since the Fall of 2009 thanks to myriad problems, including bum gas pedals and steering relay rods. The car company has coughed up $16.4 million in government fines, and now will pay $32.4 million more. [More]

650,000 Prius Hybrids Need Water Pumps Fixed

650,000 Prius Hybrids Need Water Pumps Fixed

Toyota is going to pay to fix the water pumps on 2004-2007 Prius hybrids starting in December. The pumps can glitch, causing the car to overheat and lose power. [More]

Lawsuit Alleges Toyota Secretly Repurchased Faulty Cars

Lawsuit Alleges Toyota Secretly Repurchased Faulty Cars

A recently revised lawsuit brought against Toyota alleges that the car company attempted to hide unintended acceleration problems in their vehicles by secretly repurchasing them back from complaining customers and having them sign confidentiality agreements. [More]

Consumer Reports 2010 Car Reliability Survey: Who Makes The Best Cars?

Consumer Reports 2010 Car Reliability Survey: Who Makes The Best Cars?

Our gear-head bros at Consumer Reports have published the results of their Annual Auto Survey and there’s good news for General Motors, whose numbers showed considerable improvement. Still, no U.S.-based car makers were able to beat out either Honda or Toyota for reliability. [More]

Toyota Recalls 1.53 Million Cars

Toyota Recalls 1.53 Million Cars

Toyota just can’t seem to catch a break. [More]

Vote Here For Worst Ad In America 2010!

Vote Here For Worst Ad In America 2010!

Now that the nominees have been announced for Consumerist’s First Annual Worst Ad In America Awards, it’s time to get your vote on! [More]

Toyota Recalls 1.13 Million Corolla and Matrix Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 1.13 Million Corolla and Matrix Vehicles

It almost seems like Toyota is gradually recalling every vehicle it manufactured over the last decade. The latest — 1.13 million 2005-2008 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles have been recalled to “address some Engine Control Modules (ECM) that may have been improperly manufactured.” [More]

Toyota Demands Quick Payment For Repo'd Car, Is Slow To Give Vehicle Back

Toyota Demands Quick Payment For Repo'd Car, Is Slow To Give Vehicle Back

Christopher came to his parents’ rescue, forking over $12,000 to Toyota to retrieve their repossessed ride. Toyota insisted it get the funds immediately, but days after Christopher’s check cleared it told him his parents might have to wait another week to get the car back. On top of that, the family is responsible for towing fees, which grow by the day. [More]

Toyota Recalls 373,000 Avalons Over Steering Issue

Toyota Recalls 373,000 Avalons Over Steering Issue

The recall tab for Toyota keeps adding up, as the world’s largest automaker announced a recall of 373,000 Toyota Avalons “to address the possibility that the vehicle’s steering lock bar could break under certain conditions.” [More]

More Subpoenas For Toyota! This Time It's Steering Rods

More Subpoenas For Toyota! This Time It's Steering Rods

Five years ago Toyota had a problem with their steering rods. Now a federal grand jury would like to see records relating to whether or not the company notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the problem in a timely fashion, says the WSJ. [More]

Toyota Planted The "Driver Error" Story In The WSJ

Toyota Planted The "Driver Error" Story In The WSJ

The word on the street from NHTSA is that it was Toyota that planted the driver error story. [More]

Early Tests Show Some Runaway Toyotas Caused By Driver Error

Early Tests Show Some Runaway Toyotas Caused By Driver Error

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that, according to an anonymous source, preliminary analysis at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that most unintended acceleration incidents involving now-recalled Toyota vehicles were due to driver error. [More]