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Samuel M. Livingston

Lawsuit Claims Five Automakers Knew Of Dangerous Takata Airbags, Used Them Anyway

Takata recently agreed to pay $1 billion to close the books on a federal criminal investigation into its shrapnel-shooting airbags linked to 11 deaths, but the auto parts company — and several automakers — must still answer allegations that these airbags were a known problem long before the massive recall. [More]

Toyota Recalls All Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Vehicles

Toyota Recalls All Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Vehicles

Toyota’s goal to phase out traditional gas-powered vehicles from its product line may have hit a bit of a snag: The carmaker has recalled all of its hydrogen-powered Mirai vehicles. To be fair there are only a few thousand of them.  [More]

Mike Mozart

Auto Industry: Possible Border Tax Would Raise Prices, Even On American-Made Cars

Facing a possible new tax on imported goods, some of the biggest names in auto manufacturing and retail are calling on lawmakers to rethink the tax, claiming it will hurt their businesses and lead to higher prices. [More]

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Toyota Adds 544K Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall

With Takata’s supposed $1 billion criminal settlement looming, another automaker announced plans to expand the number of its vehicles affected by the massive shrapnel-shooting airbag defect: Toyota will add 543,000 cars to the recall list. [More]

Toyota Recalling 744,000 Sienna Minivans Because Doors Can Open While Driving

Toyota Recalling 744,000 Sienna Minivans Because Doors Can Open While Driving

Unless you have little regard for your personal safety or the safety of those in your vehicle, you generally want the doors on your minivan to remain closed while it’s in operation. But Toyota says that a defect in its Sienna minivan can result in the doors opening on their own. [More]

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Toyota To Pay $3.4 Billion To Fix Trucks With Corrosion Issues

Toyota has agreed to pay a total of $3.4 billion to the owners of more than 1.5 million Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia vehicles that have a tendency to corrode prematurely because they lack proper rust protection.
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Toyota Testing Keyless Car-Sharing Program With Getaround

Days after Toyota announced it would follow in the footsteps of other carmakers like BMW and General Motors by investing in the car-sharing game, we’re learning a bit more about what the company plans to do with its new stake in San Francisco-based Getaround. Here’s a hint: it doesn’t involve keys.  [More]

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Toyota Latest Carmaker To Invest In Car-Sharing Company

Following in the footsteps of rival carmakers BMW and General Motors, Toyota dipped its tires into the sharing game on Friday, announcing an investment in car-sharing company Getaround.  [More]

Suzuki And Toyota Consider Something Between A Merger And A Partnership

Suzuki And Toyota Consider Something Between A Merger And A Partnership

While Suzuki decided to high-tail it out of the United States market a few years ago, the company and its periodically spider-infested cars are still around. They’re especially big in India and other developing markets in Asia. That’s why its announcement of a partnership or maybe even a merger with auto giant Toyota has industry watchers intrigued. [More]

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Toyota Recalls 340K Prius Sedans Over Brake Issues

The whole point of a parking brake is to keep your car from rolling away. That’s why Toyota is recalling 340,000 Toyota Prius vehicles with parking brakes that might not work properly. [More]

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Americans Don’t Want Priuses Because They Forgot That Gas Prices Can Change

Last year, we noted that low gas prices seem to be giving American car-buyers memory loss, as consumer preferences steered over to SUVs and trucks rather than the hybrid and compact cars that were popular a few years ago when gas prices topped $4 per gallon. Now it’s causing actual problems for Toyota, maker of what were the most popular hybrids… eight years ago. [More]

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Toyota Recalls 1.4M Vehicles For Airbag Issues That Aren’t Related To Takata

After nearly two years of telling you about cars being recalled because of shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags, it’s almost a refreshing change of pace to report on an airbag recall that has nothing to do with the auto parts maker. However, Toyota’s latest recall of 1.4 million vehicles bears a striking resemblance to the Takata problems. [More]

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Report: Carmakers Continue To Equip Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbags

Fourteen automakers have recalled nearly 40 million vehicles equipped with more than 80 million defective Takata airbags that can deploy with enough force to shoot pieces of shrapnel at drivers and passengers, leading to 10 deaths in the U.S. and hundreds of injuries. While the Japanese parts maker, federal regulators, and carmakers have worked to replace these dangerous safety devices, a new report reveals that at least four carmakers continue to equip new vehicles with affected airbags.  [More]

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Today In Automakers Befriending Ride-Sharing Apps: Toyota Investing In Uber, VW Teaming Up With Gett

What’s an automaker to do when it wants to get into the ride-sharing game, and make some money off people who might not ever buy a car but will definitely ride in one, without starting from scratch? Grab a buddy, of course: Toyota is plunking money into Uber and Volkwswagen says it’s teaming up with Gett. [More]

Mike Mozart

Toyota Adds 1.58M Airbags To Takata Recall List

Weeks after federal regulators increased the scope of the recall for shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags by up to 40 million safety devices, Toyota has announced just how many of its vehicles are covered by the expansion: 1.58 million. [More]

Mike Mozart

Toyota Recalls 58K Camry, Avalon Sedans Over Airbag Deployment Issue

Most newer cars are equipped with a system that can detect whether or not a person is sitting in the front seat. If they are, the system will ensure that the airbags deploy in the event of a crash. But for 58,510 Toyota vehicles now being recalled that feature isn’t working correctly. [More]

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Ditches Retro-Chic Beetles For Environmentally-Friendly Priuses

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Ditches Retro-Chic Beetles For Environmentally-Friendly Priuses

Volkswagen Beetles? That’s so last decade, at least where Best Buy’s Geek Squad is concerned: the tech support service is trading in the retro, kitschy appeal of the VW Beetle for the environmentally-friendly Toyota Prius. [More]

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Toyota’s New Plug-In Prius Has Twice The Battery Range Of Previous Model

Toyota is doubling the battery range on its newest plug-in hybrid: the Prius Prime will be able to go 22 miles just on its battery, the company announced today, which is twice as far as the most recent model. [More]