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    Official investigation of runaway Prius begins to answer questions
    2010-03-15

    A joint investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Toyota into the highly publicized incident last week of a runaway 2008 Toyota Prius near San Diego, CA may begin to answer questions raised after the owner's credibility was challenged. In particular, the brakes reportedly exhibit a pattern of wear that's inconsistent with the ...

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    Report: Another Prius accelerates unintentionally in New York and crashes
    2010-03-10

    Not one day after a high-profile incident involving a Prius taking off on its owner in Southern California, we're hearing reports that another one of Toyota's popular hybrids has suffered unintended acceleration in New York. This time, instead of the car eventually succumbing to the will of its braking system, it crashed into a stone wall. Fortunately the ...

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    Report: Toyota continues to work on floormat fix for 2004-09 Prius
    2010-03-09

    In the wake of yesterday's "runaway Prius" in San Diego, Toyota says it's still working on a fix for the thousands of hybrids included in the 4.36 million vehicles recalled last November. The source of the unintended acceleration on these affected Prius models is the same as the other vehicles involved in the recall: A floor mat that gets jammed up ...

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    Video: San Diego 'runaway Prius' has media buzzing
    2010-03-09

    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 looking into more potential issues with the second-generation car. As CNN tells it, Jim Sikes was driving his Prius on Interstate 8 in San ...

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    Despite recalls, Consumer Reports names Honda Fit, Toyota Prius Best Values
    2010-02-23

    Consumer Reports is set to ship its annual automotive issue out to subscribers, but before the dyed and bound dead trees make their way to subscribers, CR shot off a few press releases to let us know what to expect. While we already covered the six new members of their Top Picks charts this morning, we found their New-Car Best and Worst Values List ...

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    Chicago 2010: Bad Timing Dept. - Prius MotorWeek Drivers' Choice winner; Toyota declines JDM award
    2010-02-11

    By February of each year, we are always right in the middle of awards season, and no, we're not talking about the Golden Globes, Grammys or Oscars. We are, of course, referring to Car and Truck of the Year awards, Ten Best lists and the like. A brace of trophies had already been handed out at the Detroit Auto Show and here at the Chicago Auto Show, a few ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius braking issues may predate 2010 model; other problems reported
    2010-02-09

    Could the apparent braking problems reported on the Toyota Prius – which Toyota admits was an issue on the current model prior to being resolved earlier this year – extend past the recently released 2010 model? According to TheDetroitBureau.com, the answer is a resounding... maybe. The third generation of the popular hybrid hatchback hit the ...

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    Toyota President apologizes... again, calls situation a "crisis" *UPDATE
    2010-02-05

    Fifteen days after Toyota announced a recall of 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S. for sticking accelerator pedals, the company's president and grandson of its founder made a formal apology at an evening news conference in Japan on Friday night (early morning EST). Akio Toyoda has been largely silent during the last two weeks as his company struggles to ...

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    Toyota admits Prius had a braking problem *UPDATED
    2010-02-04

    Toyota has received a lot of negative publicity for its sticking accelerator pedal and floormat recalls, and now brake problems with the Prius can be officially added to the list. While there were reports of some serious concern about the brakes in the best-selling hybrid, Toyota has now admitted that there are indeed known problems with the car's ...

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    Cut It Out: Toyota's recalled pedal modification remedy detailed step-by-step
    2009-12-18

    Late last month, Toyota announced that it would begin its biggest recall action ever, summoning 3.8 million cars and trucks back to its dealers to combat "pedal entrapment" by cutting down the accelerator pedals of customer cars to avoid them getting hung-up on floormats, resulting in "unintended acceleration." Although Toyota plans to eventually ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles to reshape and replace pedals
    2009-11-25

    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 Japanese automaker's history, and it will cover a wide range ...

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    Toyota stung by possible Prius headlight defect?
    2009-07-01

    We'd wager that the last thing Toyota wants in the midst of the super-important launch of its new third-generation Prius is a negative stigma attached to the previous model. Unfortunately, that's exactly what the Japanese automaker may have on its hands as a number of owners of the 2005-2008 Toyota Prius with the HID headlight option are banding together ...

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    Toyota Prius may have a mind of its own
    2007-08-14

    Toyota's petrol-electric hybrid is one of the most complex cars on the road today, combining an electric motor, a four-cylinder internal combustion engine and a myriad of electronic sensors and computer software to keep the whole show running seamlessly. It's not hard to fathom that some of the cars could have bugs residing within, and according to accounts ...

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    Toyota recalls Prius and Echo for crankshaft problem
    2006-07-18

    Toyota has issued what it calls a "Special Service Campaign with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration" (read: a voluntary recall) of the crankshaft position sensor on some 2001-2002 Toyota Echo and Prius models. The sensor may become disconnected due to an improper seal allowing engine oil to seep into the sensor's connector. Worst case ...

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    Toyota announces recall of 1 million vehicles
    2006-05-30

    Toyota Motor Corp. announced Tuesday that it is recalling a whopping 1 million vehicles worldwide to replace defective intermediate shafts and sliding yokes.Over half of the recalled vehicles are in the Japanese domestic market, including Wish, Isis, Prius and other cars built between September 2002 and November 2005. The remaining vehicles are in overseas ...

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    Toyota calls back first-gen Prius in U.K.
    2006-04-04

    RideRoom is reporting that Toyota in the United Kingdom is recalling all of its first generation Prius hybrids due to a possible leak in the battery packs. Toyota claims the leaks would not pose a safety threat, though is going to the trouble anyway of recalling all 1,239 models out in the wild. This is kind of big news, as a battery leak is a bit more ...

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