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    Report: Toyota tops 2012 recalls in volume, Ford in number of campaigns
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    Toyota dominated new car sales last year, with its Camry topping out at just over 400,000 units, but the automaker also led a much less desirable category in 2012: recalls. According to The Detroit News, Toyota's 5.3 million recalled units was enough to give it the highest recall volume last year ...

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    Report: Toyota image gets big boost after NASA findings revealed
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    It doesn't take much to change the opinion of the masses, apparently. Automotive News is reporting that it only took a mere two days for Toyota to see a rebound in its reputation after NASA engineers cleared the company of any electronic flaws in its vehicle software. As you may recall, the ...

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    Toyota taking "devil's advocate" approach to product development
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    If you don't get pinched by the wiper arm on the new Toyota Yaris, you have the company's new "devil's advocate" product development philosophy to thank. The approach entails a team of engineers doing things with the car that Toyota wouldn't normally be able to fathom. The events of the past year ...

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    KBB looks back at a year in the life of Toyota
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    Toyota had a very interesting 2010. It was seemingly filled with an endless series of negative articles and shifting consumer perceptions. But has the automotive-buying public really been swayed? Kelley Blue Book decided to take a look back at Toyota's tough 2010 in a special report titled ...

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    Report: Dana coughs up $25M to Toyota over rusty Tacoma frames
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    1998 Toyota Tacoma
    When an automaker is forced to issue a recall, the defective part or feature is generally the fault of the automaker or of an OEM supplier it contracted to. In the case of the Toyota Tacoma – part of a 110,000-unit recall in 2009 – the problem appears to have been ...

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    Report: Toyota recalls fuel massive spike in complaints to NHTSA
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration got a wee bit busier this year. As of December 14th, the agency reported that it had received over 64,000 complaints. Edmunds' calculations, which remove duplicates, pegs the figure at more than 40,000 complaints – thanks in no small part ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #210: Camaro outsells Mustang, 'Cuda comeback, BYD at Detroit, Toyota's blunder
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    Episode #210 of the Autoblog Podcast is hosted by Dan this time around, though Chris Shunk calls in, and Zach Bowman takes up his role as number three. It starts with the Autoblog Garage and then heads for the Camaro outselling ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #210
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    We're recording Episode #210 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and we've put some topics below. Drop us your own feedback and questions or vote on your fellow readers' submissions to help determine what we discuss this evening. You can ...

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    Toyota, BP top list of biggest blunders in 2010
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    Don't look now, but we're firmly entrenched in the final week of 2010. Which means, besides figuring out a way to return a few gifts, it's time to take a look back at the year that was. Here's one to get us started: What companies made the biggest blunders of 2010? In retrospect, number one ...

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    Report: Toyota agrees to extra $32.4M in fines over recalls
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    It looks like Toyota isn't finished shelling out cold, hard cash for its transgressions in handling its recalls. According to the Associated Press, the automaker has agreed to pay another $32.4 million in civil penalties. The money will effectively settle an inquiry into how Toyota handled recalls ...

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    U.S. intensifies investigation into Toyota Corolla stalling
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is intensifying its investigation into stalling Toyota Corolla models. According to the Associated Press, the agency has opened what it calls an engineering analysis into 1.8 million Corolla and Matrix models sold between 2005 and 2007. So far, ...

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    Toyota recalls Lexus LX 470 for potential 'steering shaft disengagement'
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    2003 Lexus LX 470 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While the BP oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico may have shifted the media spotlight away from from Toyota's recall problems over the last several months, that doesn't mean the crisis has ended. One of two new recalls announced ...

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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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    Report: Toyota to fix over 700,000 RAV4 and Matrix models outside of recall
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    2009 Toyota Corolla XRS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota has announced that it will voluntarily repair a number of issues that have arisen with 2001-2003 RAV4 crossovers as well as certain 2009-2010 Matrix and Corolla vehicles. According to Reuters, around 235,500 RAV4 models ...

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    BREAKING: WSJ says crash data points to pedal misapplication in Toyota sudden acceleration cases
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    After receiving more than 3,000 reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles, the U.S. Department of Transportation has concluded that driver error was actually at fault. According to The Wall Street Journal, investigators analyzing different data recorders from Toyota vehicles found that at ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Battered yet again by a series of embarrassing recalls, accusations of a cover-up and its collapse in a widely-watched quality survey, Toyota is taking an unusual step it hopes will bring things back under control. The Japanese automaker has long prided itself on having arguably the quickest ...

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    Deep-Dive: Behind the scenes at Toyota's R&D center, Part Two
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    Behind the Scenes at Toyota's R&D Center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's impossible to overlook the negative impact the recalls have had on Toyota's reputation for safety and reliability. Seemingly overnight, the automaker that could do no wrong has been brought back ...

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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 to open six new product quality field offices
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    As part of its efforts to improve its responsiveness to customer complaints, Toyota is adding six new product quality field offices (PQFO) around North America starting this month. The new offices are to be co-located with Toyota Motor Sales regional offices and focus on investigating and ...

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    UPDATED: What's really going on with Toyota's faulty valve springs [w/ video]
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    Failed Lexus IS350 valve spring – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota's announcement of plans to recall 270,000 of its V8 and V6 models, including a number of Lexus sedans, was a little light on information. The company didn't say much about the issue other than faulty valve ...

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