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    Report: National Academy of Sciences: Electronic glitches in cars untraceable, more oversight needed
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    "We couldn't find anything, but we're still blaming the car." That's the gist of the statement from a National Academy of Sciences panel headed by New Jersey Institute of Technology physics professor Louis Lanzerotti. The NAS supports U.S. regulators shutting down investigation of Toyota ...

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    Toyota 'victims' urge passage of Motor Vehicle Safety Act
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    No one can accuse our legislative process of being particularly swift. Even in the midst of one of the most productive congressional sessions in years, it takes plenty of hemming and hawing to push a bill all the way from committee to law. Unfortunately, a group of individuals affected by the ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #187
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    It's Monday afternoon and you know what that means. It's time to submit your questions for this week's podcast. We've got a list of topics to discuss below, starting with a supercar question to get our resident curmudgeon warmed up. Got a question for our intrepid team of podcasters? Now's the ...

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    Deep-Dive: Behind the scenes at Toyota's R&D center, Part 1
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    Behind the scenes at Toyota's R&D center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The last 18 months have been a particularly painful period for Toyota Motor Company. Starting in early 2009, with the automotive industry facing a global economic recession, Toyota went from one of the ...

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    Toyota Recalls: 3.2M down, 4.6M to go!
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    Somehow, we're guessing that the "any publicity is good publicity" cliche isn't ringing particularly true with Toyota these days. That said, we do have to give some props to the automaker for being open about the current state of its recent recall woes. According to Toyota, roughly 3.2 million of ...

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    Report: 100 cases of death possibly caused by Toyota unintended acceleration
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    The Los Angeles Times scoured public records and discovered that the number of deaths possibly linked to Toyota's unintended acceleration issue could top more than 100 – twice the amount previously reported earlier this year. With recalled vehicles reaching record numbers, complaints have ...

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    Toyota reportedly knew about unintended acceleration issues caused by electronics in 2002
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    Throughout all of the recent Toyota recall talk, the automaker has stated on numerous occasions that it has never found any sort of electronic defect that would cause unintended acceleration. Instead, Toyota insists that only floor mats and sticky accelerator pedals were to blame for the problems ...

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    Are radioactive cosmic rays to blame for unintended acceleration?
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    Could cosmic rays from space be to blame for Toyotas that uncontrollably speed out of control? Could such cosmic rays put you in danger of becoming a bright orange superhuman rocky man-Thing? These are the questions that a number of researchers are suggesting need a closer look to see if ...

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    Report: California prosecutor sues Toyota, alleges automaker ignored defects
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    The hits keep on coming for Toyota, with reports of unintended acceleration multiplying like rabbits with aphrodisiacs and grandstanding of all sorts going on at every level. Orange County, California District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has added another layer to the cake with a lawsuit alleging ...

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    Report: Some owners say Toyota recall fix not curing sudden acceleration problem
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    How Toyota dealers repair sticky accelerator pedals – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota has sent out nearly 10 million recall notices for its unintended acceleration problem, and while dealers are working hard to install new equipment into customer cars, some consumers report ...

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    Analysis: ABC News report shouldn't panic Toyota drivers
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    You may have noticed that there have been a large number of reports recently about Toyota and the continuing series of recalls it has announced in recent weeks. Here at Autoblog we try to be fair and tell the story as best we can without being inflammatory. Unfortunately, the same can not be said ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #167 - Excitement builds for Geneva
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    Episode #167 of the Autoblog Podcast is a fine quartet of Chris Shunk, Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth. We breeze through the Autoblog Garage, filled with a snow-tired Camaro, a pair of Audi cabrios and a Kia Forte ...

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    Toyoda officially invited to attend House Oversight Commitee meeting on Toyota safety - UPDATE: Guess who's coming to D.C.?
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    Just yesterday, Toyota Motor Company's president Akio Toyoda (yep, the grandson of the company's founder) indicated that he had no intention of attending a February 24 Congressional hearing before the House Oversight Committee. Instead, Toyoda said that Yoshimi Inaba, president of Toyota's ...

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    NHTSA launching probe into timeliness of three Toyota recalls
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    Another day, another major story on Toyota's recent recall woes. As you may have already heard, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration – and particularly U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood – is less than pleased with the way Toyota has handled its various vehicle ...

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    Reports: Toyota fixing 50k pedals per day, considering redesigning pushbutton start
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    Toyota's got its sticky-pedal fix in high gear, with dealers exorcising an impressive 50,000 unintended acceleration demons per day. Thus far, 225,000 of the several million recalled vehicles have already been repaired. Going all-in on the fix was the only choice for Toyota, anything less would ...

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    Video: Jim Lentz makes his own recalled pedal fix film
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    Toyota's Jim Lentz explains the sticky pedal situation – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Toyota President and COO Jim Lentz decided to go ahead and visit one of the automaker's own dealerships to see one of its recalled gas pedals go through the shim-fix for himself, and he ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius brakes under investigation by Japanese, U.S. governments
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The pain just keeps on coming for Toyota. First came complaints of cars running away without the driver pressing the accelerator. Now the Japanese government has ordered Toyota to investigate the braking system on the 2010 Prius. ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #164 - Return of the Lieberman
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    The prodigal Jonny Lieberman phones in this week for episode #164 of the Autoblog Podcast, joining Chris, Sam, and Dan for the ensuing hijinks. Despite the massive preoccupation with Toyota recalls, which does lead us off, our ...

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    Unintended acceleration or angry customer? Toyota driver reportedly rams dealership with truck
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    Seems as everyone's getting miffed at Toyota these days. Customers are angry over the millions of recalls and/or sudden yet unintended acceleration, readers are ticked at Toyota for taking our focus away from more exciting car news and we're frankly annoyed at having to write about the ailing ...

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    Toyota gas pedal recall woes spread to Peugeot / Citroën in Europe
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    The massive Toyota sticking-accelerator pedal recall has spread from the United States to Europe and even beyond Toyota-branded vehicles. Approximately 90,000 Peugeot 107 and Citroën C1 minicars have been added to the list of afflicted models. PSA, the parent of Peugeot and Citroën, has ...

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