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    Followup: Toyota says "We're not implying that everything is driver error, absolutely not."
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    That's the word from Toyota spokesperson Mike Michels on the automaker's investigation of some 2,000 vehicles reported to suffer from unintended acceleration. Speaking with The New York Times, Michels said that a small amount of Toyota vehicles had issues with sticking accelerators, while a ...

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    Toyota president Lentz updates feds on recall and safety progress
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    Jim Lentz, President and Chief Operating Officer of Toyota in North America has taken some time to update Congress on the company's progress as the company sallies forth through a mountain of recalls. Lentz says that around 3.5 million fixes have been executed so far, including 1.67 million ...

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    Records reportedly suggest Toyota delayed U.S. Venza recall by six weeks
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    2009 Toyota Venza – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota just can't seem to get out from under its recall woes. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the feds are once again taking a close look at the Japanese manufacturer, this time for failing to recall the Venza here ...

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    Video: San Diego 'runaway Prius' has media buzzing
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    Runaway Prius in San Diego – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Both the second- and third-generation Prius are part of Toyota's massive recall – the former for floormat problems, the latter for braking issues – but a new incident from California has the automaker ...

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    Report: Toyota recalled floor mats in the UK ten years ago, didn't recall in U.S.
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    Most of the vehicles Toyota has recalled as a result of the automakers issues with unintended acceleration span only the past few years, but there have been many reports that Toyota's unwanted thrust issues may have gone back to 2004 or even earlier. Automotive News reports that the automaker ...

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    Report: After NHTSA investigator hired by Toyota, serious unintended acceleration cases ignored
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    The more we learn about Toyota's rumored relationship with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the less we like it. Remember the claim that the government agency may have known about unintended acceleration issues as early as 2004? ABC News does, and the news network has been doing ...

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    House committee demands Toyota prove both recalls will fix all acceleration issues
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    Matt Lauer interviews Toyota President and COO Jim Lentz on the Today Show
    So which is it? Does Toyota really know what the fix is for the unintended acceleration problems or not? Apparently the U.S. House of Representatives wants a straight answer. It seems the House is a little upset with ...

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    Toyota loses $21B in market share in one week, plans media blitz this week
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    After a long spell as the apple of the media's eye, Toyota is now officially in the bad news barrel. So far the Japanese automaker has announced the recall of 5.3 million vehicles for floor mat issues that may lead to unintended acceleration and a separate recall of 2.3 million vehicles for ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota adds another 1.1M cars to floor mat recall
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    1/27/10 Toyota pedal entrapment recall vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you need to announce another recall around the same time a controversial president is making his highly anticipated State of the Union address, you probably won't curse that particular luck. That is ...

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    Report: Toyota continuing to sell recalled vehicles without a fix
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    Toyota is in the beginning stages of a new voluntary recall that affects 2.3 million vehicles. The recall involves accelerator pedal mechanisms that could stick due to wear and cause unintended acceleration, though it is technically not related to an earlier, larger recall to fix floor mats on ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota said to install brake override systems in all cars by end of 2010
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    From the "things that should probably already be there" file comes the announcement that Toyota will be installing brake override systems in response to recent incidents of runaway cars. Toyota North America president Yoshi Inaba told Automotive News that the system will force the engine into ...

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    C/D does its own Toyota unintended acceleration tests, compares Camry with Infiniti, Roush?!
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    By this point, we are all familiar (if not overly familiar) with Toyota's troubles with floor mats, unintended acceleration, biggest-ever recall, etc. And if you're not familiar with Toyota's woes from reading this site, perhaps you've heard about Consumer Reports' investigation into ToMoCo's ...

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    REPORT: Prior driver of loaner Lexus in fatal crash told dealer of floormat issue
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    A few weeks ago, we learned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled that the crash of a loaner Lexus ES350 that killed San Diego police officer Mark Saylor, his wife, 13-year-old daughter and brother in law was not just the result of an improper RX400h floor mat sticking the ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles to reshape and replace pedals
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    Toyota has announced that it will recall some 3.8 million cars and trucks to reshape and/or replace their accelerator pedals. The action is the result of fears that loose floormats may cause the accelerator pedal to stick, increasing the risk of an accident. The recall will be the largest in the ...

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    REPORT: Toyota may offer to fix 4 million accelerator pedals
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    While Toyota maintains its position that recent accelerator issues have only to do with floor mats, the company has reportedly agreed to "make changes to gas pedals in certain U.S. models under an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration." That means that 3.8 million ...

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    Consumer Reports sees what happens when your floor mat sticks
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    In the wake of Toyota's huge floor mat recall, theorists have come up with several survival strategies designed to overcome a throttle that's stuck wide-open. Putting some of these theories to the test – and debunking several myths in the process – is the team over at Consumer ...

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    REPORT: So-called "smart" gas pedals could counteract floor mat issues
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    Now that Toyota's massive 3.8 million-vehicle recall for floor mats with a mind of their own has got unintended acceleration on our brains, perhaps it would be a good time to take a look at ways to solve the potential problem once and for all. In contrast to Toyota's initial low-tech tie-wrap ...

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    Toyota's solution for troublesome floormats: Tie them down
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    Good news for those of you who happen to own a Toyota or Lexus vehicle sans floormats, as the Japanese automaker has reportedly come up with a solution to the 3.8 million-vehicle recall announced last week. We haven't reviewed the documentation ourselves, but it sounds as if the answer is to zip ...

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    Wipe your feet: Toyota recalls 55,000 floor mats
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    Toyota plans to recall 55,000 all-weather floor mats that have been blamed for unintended acceleration in 40 complaint reports collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Owners who filed complaints reported their floor mats, which should normally be secured by clips, had ...

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