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    Toyota sued by Allstate over sudden-acceleration insurance claims
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    Like every other automaker, Toyota is always looking to increase the safety of its vehicles, be it through investing millions of dollars towards R&D or incorporating new safety measures as standard equipment. It's also working hard to fully restore its recently tarnished public image. Hurdles ...

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    Report: Toyota's Daihatsu recalls over 500,000 minicars over... fading taillamps?
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    Daihatsu has announced plans to recalling over 500,000 vehicles in Japan due to taillight lenses that can fade over time. The lenses, originally orange, will bleach white with exposure to the sun, leading to a potential safety risk. As a result, Daihatsu is recalling a total of 435,423 Move ...

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    Official: Toyota recalling 1.1M Corolla and Matrix models over stalling fears *UPDATE
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    2005-2008 Toyota Corolla/Matrix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota has been in the hot seat this year for its high-volume safety recalls, has issued yet another action that covers its 2005-2008 model year Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks. Approximately 1.13 million vehicles ...

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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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    NHTSA: No evidence of electrical problems with Toyota
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    It appears that the Wall Street Journal was correct when it reported that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration had found that the majority of Toyota unintended acceleration claims was due to simple human error. Investigators with NHTSA have reviewed 58 cases of runaway ...

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    Toyota quality chief: "I still think our electronic throttle system is perfect."
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    For years, Toyota was seen as an infallible, safe choice for consumers seeking high-quality, reliable and safe vehicles. That may still be the case, but recent events have made it abundantly clear that Toyota is as capable of making major mistakes as any other giant automaker. Perhaps some of ...

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    Autoblog gets seat and simulation time with Toyota's newest safety technology [w/video]
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    Inside Toyota's Higashi-Fuji tech center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sitting in the shadow of Mount Fuji, Toyota's Higashi-Fuji technical center is part proving grounds and part engineering center. But unlike most facilities, Higashi-Fuji includes an array of engineering and ...

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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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    BREAKING: Toyota to recall 373,000 2000-2004 Avalon sedans in U.S. over faulty steering locks
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    2003 Toyota Avalon XLS – click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota Motor Corporation's recall woes have resurfaced today with official word that the company will recall some 373,000 second-generation Toyota Avalon models built between the 2000 and 2004 model years. According to the ...

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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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    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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    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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    Report: WSJ unintended acceleration story "planted" by Toyota
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    When The Wall Street Journal reported that crash data obtained by the U.S. Department of Transportation pegged the blame for Toyota's unintended acceleration on drivers, one line stuck out:

    "A NHTSA spokeswoman declined to comment on the findings, which haven't been released by the agency."
    With ...

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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 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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    Report: Lexus knew of valve spring defects three years ago
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    Defective Lexus valve spring – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to Bloomberg, Toyota has known about issues with valve springs in its V8 and V6 engines since 2007. The news confirms the information we received from an anonymous source within the company. Toyota says that the ...

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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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    BREAKING: Toyota admits 270,000 cars have faulty engines worldwide
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    2010 Lexus LS460 Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In 20 years, odds are few people will remember that 2010 was one of the worst years for Toyota in terms of recalls, but for now, it seems like the company just can't win for losing. The company has announced that it is ...

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