Toyota Recalls Lexus GS For Braking Issues, Sienna Minivans Over Spare Tire Concerns

Toyota Recalls Lexus GS For Braking Issues, Sienna Minivans Over Spare Tire Concerns

Not to be outdone by General Motors’ recallpalooza, Toyota announced a pair of recalls this morning — for Sienna minivans and Lexus GS sedans — totaling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. alone. [More]

Toyota Recalling 1.9 Million Priuses To Fix Software Glitch That Could Slow Or Stop Cars

Toyota Recalling 1.9 Million Priuses To Fix Software Glitch That Could Slow Or Stop Cars

The computers have won. At least the computers in about 1.9 million Toyota Prius vehicles have won, as the company says it’s recalling that number of vehicles to fix a software glitch that could cause the cars to slow down or completely stop. [More]

Grout Bully, Rollie Eggmaster, Jay Glazer’s Perfect Punch, Lexus IS 250 Make List Of Year’s Worst Products

Grout Bully, Rollie Eggmaster, Jay Glazer’s Perfect Punch, Lexus IS 250 Make List Of Year’s Worst Products

Our colleagues at ShopSmart recently published an expansive round-up of the year’s best products, which is all really good and helpful information. But what picqued our interest was the magazine’s shorter list, covering everything from questionable infomercial products to big-name luxury brands, of the worst products on the market in 2013. [More]

Palm, meet face. Sigh.

Lexus Tweet Implies Introverts Need Fixing

While I personally tend to tip more to the side of the extrovert scale (I will talk to strangers at length but you will never find me dancing on a table in a crowded bar) I do know that a world full of only extroverts would be a terrifying existence indeed. I also recognize the importance of being happy just the way you are — introvert, extrovert or something in between — an idea that is not so obvious to whoever is behind Lexus’ Twitter account. [More]

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Toyota Recalls 235,000 Vehicles In U.S.

In two separate actions announced this morning, Toyota has recalled a total of 235,000 vehicles in the U.S. alone (369,000 worldwide) for possible problems with heat damage in two hybrids and a possible defect in engine bolts in multiple Lexus vehicles. [More]

Toyota To Start Manufacturing Lexus Vehicles In Kentucky

Toyota To Start Manufacturing Lexus Vehicles In Kentucky

Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, KY, is slated to go a bit upscale with the news that the world’s largest car company will be using the plant to manufacture the Lexus ES, which had previously only been produced in Japan. [More]

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Toyota Announces Recall Of 750K Corollas & 270K Lexus IS Vehicles

Toyota doubled on its recall announcements today, issuing two separate recalls totaling more than 1 million vehicles in the U.S. [More]

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Consumer Reports: A 4-Year-Old Can Break The Emergency Trunk Release On 2013 Lexus

Our benevolent benefactors over at Consumer Reports are nothing if not very, very thorough when testing just about anything you can buy. So thorough, in fact, that CR’s auto extraordinaire Jake Fisher ran one very important test — the “How will my kids play [supervised] in this car?” test — and uncovered a major problem with the trunk escape lever on the 2013 Lexus ES and GS. His 4-year-old was able to snap it off. Whoops. [More]