Recalls Issued For 420,000 Toyota & Lexus Vehicles Over Steering Concerns

Recalls Issued For 420,000 Toyota & Lexus Vehicles Over Steering Concerns

Earlier today, the folks at Toyota issued a recall of approximately 283,000 Toyota vehicles — Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, Solara — and 137,000 Lexus vehicles — ES330, RX330, RX400h — over concerns that a potential problem in these vehicles may suddenly make it much harder for the driver to steer. [More]

GM, Chrysler, Toyota Warn That Higher-Ethanol Gas May Void Warranties

GM, Chrysler, Toyota Warn That Higher-Ethanol Gas May Void Warranties

Even though gasoline containing upward of 15% ethanol content (E15) hasn’t come on the consumer market, the government has already finalized the labels that will be affixed to pumps carrying the fuel, a sign of E15 will likely make it to your local gas station at some point. Now Bloomberg reports that nine automakers, including GM, Chrysler and Toyota have warned regulators that putting E15 in your tank may void your vehicle’s warranty. [More]

Toyota/Lexus Recall 82,000 SUVs Over Possible Faulty Wiring

Toyota/Lexus Recall 82,000 SUVs Over Possible Faulty Wiring

The folks at Toyota have sounded the recall horn, summoning back a total of 82,200 Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h vehicles over concern about faulty wiring which could result in an inoperable vehicle. [More]

Toyota Recalls 106,000 Prius Vehicles Over Steering Concerns

Toyota Recalls 106,000 Prius Vehicles Over Steering Concerns

Toyota has issued a recall on some early model (2001-2003) Prius vehicles over concerns that a problem in the steering system could could lead to drivers having difficulty controlling the car. [More]

Toyota Creates Social Network So Your Car Can Be All Up In Your Face

Toyota Creates Social Network So Your Car Can Be All Up In Your Face

We’ve gone far beyond that “check engine” light now: Toyota has created a social networking function for its cars so you can friend it on Facebook or have it Tweet you when the gas is low or just chitchat about shoes with it. Because you know, checking the gauge when you’re actually in the car would just be too much work. [More]

Judge: Owners Of Recalled Toyotas Can Sue For Financial Loss

Judge: Owners Of Recalled Toyotas Can Sue For Financial Loss

Plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit against Toyota over sudden unintended acceleration won a minor court battle on Monday when the judge in the case ruled that owners of the recalled vehicles can sue the car maker for economic loss because they may not have gotten what they paid for. [More]

Toyota's New Pitch Woman Is Unreal

Toyota's New Pitch Woman Is Unreal

Meet Toyota’s new TV pitch woman: Hatsune Miku, a young Japanese singer who has been extremely popular in her homeland. She’s also a computer-generated anime character. [More]

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]