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50Toyota issues multiple recalls for 6.4 million vehicles worldwide [UPDATE]

UPDATE: The text below has been amended to include new details provided by Toyota.

146Toyota, Honda, Mazda and Nissan recall 3.4 million vehicles for faulty airbags

Most vehicle recalls that take place these days are a result of some problem that happens during the manufacturing process by the automaker, but as we see here, parts suppliers can also factor in to problematic safety issues. Automotive News is reporting that a total of 3.4 million vehicles produced by Japanese automakers between 2000 and 2004 are being recalled globally due to faulty airbags produced by an outside supplier, Takata Corp.

36Official: Toyota recalling 1.1M Corolla and Matrix models over stalling fears *UPDATE

2005-2008 Toyota Corolla/Matrix – Click above for high-res image gallery

22U.S. intensifies investigation into Toyota Corolla stalling

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, NHTSA has received around 163 complaints about stalling in those vehicles, and the government seems to believe the problem may be due to a faulty coating on the vehicle's circuit boards. It's also possibl

36Toyota reportedly subpoenaed for steering rod documents

Automotive News reports that a federal grand jury in New York has subpoenaed Toyota for documentation related to a component in the steering mechanism of some of its vehicles. The company announced that the subpoena came on June 29, but isn't yet saying publicly which vehicles are involved with the issue.

25Report: Toyota to fix over 700,000 RAV4 and Matrix models outside of recall

2009 Toyota Corolla XRS – Click above for high-res image gallery

40Report: Toyota says Corolla/Matrix steering issue not a defect, will offer fix to complainers

2009-2010 Toyota Matrix – click above for high-res image gallery

39Followup: Toyota considering stall fix for 1.2M Corolla and Matrix models

Are you tired of hearing about Toyota recalls and safety concerns? If that's the case, we must regrettably inform you that there's an update to note on a previously reported issue, this one potentially affecting some 1.2 million Corolla and Matrix models from 2005, 2006 and 2007. This issue concerns a possible defect that may cause affected vehicles to stall due to a failure in the engine's electronic control unit. At this time, Reuters reports, this is not a recall, just an investigation.

74Consumer Reports may restore Toyota "Recommended" ratings next week

Consumer Reports may be ready to offer a vote of confidence in Toyota, depending on the outcome of the Japanese automaker's current Congressional Hearings on Toyota Safety here in the United States, says CR Senior Director David Champion.

32GM tests Pontiac Vibe brakes against unintended acceleration in wake of Matrix recall

2010 Pontiac Vibe - Click above for high-res image gallery

42BREAKING: Toyota adds another 1.1M cars to floor mat recall

1/27/10 Toyota pedal entrapment recall vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery

83Report: Toyota was legally required to stop selling recalled models

Toyota has quite the PR nightmare on its hands. The boiling cauldron of complaints surrounding unintended acceleration issues bubbled over this month with two separate but giant recalls. The latest involves eight Toyota models that contain defective accelerator pedal mechanisms that could stick over time due to wear.

13Don't Forget Me! Pontiac Vibe also included in Toyota recall

Pontiac Vibe – Click above for high-res image gallery

57Toyota issues new voluntary recall for sticking accelerator pedals, 2.3 million vehicles affected

Toyota has announced a new voluntary recall of approximately 2.3 million vehicles to correct "sticking accelerator pedals" on eight specific Toyota models. The recall includes late model versions of the RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Tundra and Sequoia (follow the jump for the list of vehicles including model years). This recall is entirely separate from the one Toyota announced last September, its largest ever at approximately 4.2 million vehicles, involving "pedal entrapment

56NHTSA investigating claims of stalling on 2006 Toyota Corolla, Matrix

When it rains, it pours. With recalls on the books for Toyota floor mats and corrosion problems, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now investigating reports that Toyota's Corolla and Matrix vehicles may have engines susceptible to stalling. Owners of the 2006 model year Corolla and Matrix vehicles with the questioned 1ZZ-FE engines have described stalling in intersections and on highways, putting drivers at a safety risk while they attempt to restart the engine. There

75Toyota recalls 95,700 vehicles over cold weather braking concern

2009 Toyota Matrix -Click above for high-res image gallery

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