Toyota Announces Lower Production Until November

Toyota Announces Lower Production Until November

Toyota says it will take until the end of the year before post-quake production levels return to normal. [More]

Toyota Recalls Over 200,000 RAV4 & 90,000 Highlander Vehicles Over Airbag Concerns

Toyota Recalls Over 200,000 RAV4 & 90,000 Highlander Vehicles Over Airbag Concerns

The Toyota recall parade continues with the announcement of a recall of approximately 214,000 of its 2007 and 2008 model year RAV4 and 94,000 of its 2008 model year Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles due to faulty roll-over sensors in their side airbag systems. [More]

Toyota Warn Its North American Plants Of Possible Shut-Downs

Toyota Warn Its North American Plants Of Possible Shut-Downs

The earthquake and subsequent devastation in Japan has prompted Toyota to warn its U.S. plants that they may have to shut down, due to parts shortages from Japan. [More]

Worst Company In America Round One: BP Vs. Toyota

Worst Company In America Round One: BP Vs. Toyota

Did you get enough basketball this weekend? Good, because now it’s back to the more important tournament. And in today’s early bout, two international titans of terrible step into the ring to square off! [More]

Consumer Reports Announces Its Top Car Picks For 2011

Consumer Reports Announces Its Top Car Picks For 2011

Our test-happy kin at Consumer Reports have released their annual auto issue, which means it’s time for the magazine’s list of its top picks in 10 categories. [More]

Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Cars, NHTSA Closes Investigation

Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Cars, NHTSA Closes Investigation

At the request of regulators, Toyota is recalling an additional 2.17 million cars dating back to 2003 to deal with concerns over stuck gas pedals that could lead to out-of-control acceleration. And with that, it looks like NHTSA, the National Highway Transportation Administration, has shut the books on the unintended acceleration issue. [More]

Mommy Bloggers Offered $10 To Write Nice Stories About Toyota

Mommy Bloggers Offered $10 To Write Nice Stories About Toyota

Looking around the internet, there is often a thin line between editorial content and advertising. It’s not surprising to go to an entertainment blog on a Friday to not only see that the page has been skinned with an ad for a new movie but also a gallery of that movie’s star or a fluff interview with someone in the film. But some mommy bloggers say they’re not willing to cross that line by accepting a $10 gift card in exchange for writing a positive story about Toyota. [More]

DOT: No Evidence Of Electronics Error In Toyota Acceleration Cases

DOT: No Evidence Of Electronics Error In Toyota Acceleration Cases

The Dept. of Transportation has completed its investigation into the causes of sudden unintended acceleration in some Toyota vehicles and found no evidence that an electronic glitch could be responsible. [More]

Recall Issued For 245,000 Lexus IS & GS Cars

Recall Issued For 245,000 Lexus IS & GS Cars

Another big recall for Toyota. This time the car maker is recalling a total of 245,000 Lexus IS and GS vehicles in the U.S.because of a possible problem with the fuel pressure sensor installation. [More]

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]

This Used Car Ad Is Totally Tubular

This Used Car Ad Is Totally Tubular

Madison Ave, take some copywriting lessons from this radical used car ad: “Looking for a car with a sweet tape deck and a radio with five pre-sets? A car that needs new brakes and maybe some action under the hood?…Than this is the car for you! [sic]“ [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]