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    Report: Toyota to settle $25.5M US investor lawsuit over unintended acceleration fallout
    2012-11-14

    Toyota Motor Corp. has decided to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit for $25.5 million. The suit began in early 2010 after reports of accidents attributed to unintended acceleration cropped up. The class action accused Toyota of improperly disclosing "safety and quality issues" related to those reports. The company later recalled as many as 10 ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 670k Prius models in US, 2.77 million vehicles worldwide [UPDATE]
    2012-11-14

    Automotive News reports Toyota is recalling a total of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide for faulty water pumps and steering system issues. A total of 670,000 of those are 2004-2009 Prius hybrids sold in the US. Those vehicles are headed back to the dealer, where technicians will inspect the intermediate shaft in the steering column for deformed splines and ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 11,200 Scion iQ models over faulty passenger sensors
    2012-11-07

    Toyota has announced a voluntary recall of 11,200 Scion iQ models from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According to the manufacturer, the problem with these pint-sized hatchbacks concerns the front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) weight sensor cables. The OCS sensors in the front passenger seat control the operation of things like the ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalls 2.5 million vehicles over fire risk
    2012-10-10

    Toyota has announced a voluntary of around 2.5 million vehicles in the US for faulty window switches. The automaker says the driver's side power window master switch may develop a sticky or notchy feel during operation, and that if owners or technicians apply commercial lubricant, the switch my smoke or catch fire. The recall covers certain Yaris, RAV4, ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 778,000 RAV4, HS 250h units for loose suspension fasteners
    2012-08-01

    Toyota has announced that it will recall a total of 778,000 units that may have been manufactured with improperly-tightened nuts on the rear suspension. The manufacturer says around 760,000 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 models and 18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h units may have fasteners that were not torqued to the correct specification during alignment. If that's the ...

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    Report: Sen Grassley asks if Toyota got off easy with unintended acceleration debacle
    2012-07-13

    Toyota is facing further fallout from its recent unintended acceleration debacle, with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to reopen its investigation into the situation that led Toyota to recall some eight million vehicles. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, Grassley has written a letter to NHTSA ...

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    Report: NHTSA expands Toyota fire probe to 1.4M cars and trucks
    2012-06-18

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has grown its investigation into certain Toyota models to cover a full 1.4 million cars and trucks. Reuters reports the government safety agency has upgraded the investigation to a full-blown engineering analysis, which may eventually lead to a recall. NHTSA has received a number of complaints concerning ...

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    Report: Scion FR-S faces teething problems, owner's manual recall
    2012-06-11

    The Scion FR-S/Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ triplets are being recalled due to an issue not with the car, but with the owner's manual: pages detailing the operation of the smart airbags contain a misprint. Although it's classified as a recall, owners don't need to take their cars to their dealers; Scion and Subaru will be sending the nearly 2,800 owners ...

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    Report: NHTSA opens safety investigations into Toyota, GM and Honda crossovers
    2012-06-08

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is evidently keeping itself very busy these days, as the federal agency has just announced it is launching or renewing investigations into Toyota, Honda and General Motors crossovers. 2006-2008 model year Toyota RAV4 crossovers are under review for allegations of rear tie-rod rust which can result in ...

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    Report: Toyota announces service campaign to fix exhaust on 28,000 Prius V hybrids
    2012-04-16

    Toyota engineers have worked hard to get the emissions that come out of the tailpipe of the Prius V down to a low level, but that doesn't mean everything is copacetic with the car's exhaust system. To fix a known problem, Toyota has announced a service campaign for the Prius V, both in the U.S. and Japan. The Wall Street Journal reports that the problem ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling Camry, Venza and Tacoma
    2012-03-07

    While Toyota recalls are no longer the earth-shattering news they were back in 2009, they're still news. And today's announcement certainly qualifies for the modifier "big," with nearly half a million Tacoma pickups being recalled under one campaign, and 116,000 Venza crossovers and 70,500 Camrys under another. The 2009 Camry is the only model year ...

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    Study: University study shows recalls have hardly hurt Toyota
    2012-02-16

    If you think Toyota is still reeling from negative opinions stirred up by the company's rash of recalls in 2009, North Carolina State University has some news for you. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the institution, the recalls had "little to no impact" on how buyers see the Japanese automaker. Robert Hammond, an assistant professor ...

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    Report: Feds investigating Toyota Camry and RAV4 over door fires
    2012-02-10

    According to a report from The Associated Press, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into possible driver-side door fires in 2007 Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4 crossovers. A total of 830,000 vehicles may be affected. Six fires have been reported to NHTSA, all stemming from the door-mounted power window switch. Five of the ...

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    Followup: Airbag recall forces Honda past Toyota in total recalls for 2012
    2012-01-10

    Honda has surpassed Toyota for the largest number of recalled vehicles in 2011. Wards Auto reports that Honda expanded an airbag recall to encompass a total of 2.5 million million vehicles last year, pushing the total number of recalled units to 3.9 million vehicles over 17 campaigns. Previous estimates put Toyota at the head of the recall pile with 13 ...

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    Report: Toyota tops recall list again in 2011, overall number of U.S. recalls down *UPDATE
    2011-12-29

    Toyota launched a total of 13 recall campaigns in 2011 covering over 3.5 million vehicles. Those figures put the Japanese automaker at the top of the most-recalled list for the third year in a row, according to Ward's Auto. Between 2009 and 2010, Toyota recalled nearly 11.5 million vehicles in North America for a variety of reasons, including troublesome ...

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    Report: NHTSA proposing panic stop system for keyless ignition
    2011-12-12

    In the wake of the heavily publicized fatal crash involving a Lexus ES 350 with keyless ignition in California, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing standardizing keyless ignition systems. The government regulator wants all vehicles with keyless ignition to turn off after a button press of just half a second, according to a ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 200K Siennas over misprint
    2011-12-06

    According to a report from Automotive News, Toyota is recalling more than 200,000 Sienna minivans from the 2011 and 2012 model years. But before you start worrying about reading the words 'Toyota' and 'recall' in the same sentence, know that this is for a very, very minor issue. The problem? The tire and load information placard has been misprinted, and ...

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    Official: Toyota recalling 550,000 vehicles worldwide for potential steering problem
    2011-11-09

    Toyota has announced that it is recalling more than 420,000 vehicles in the United States for a potentially faulty crank shaft pulley. A total of 283,200 Toyota vehicles as well as 137,000 Lexus vehicles may experience a pulley failure in which the inner and outer rings become misaligned. If that happens, owners may experience noise, vibration and a check ...

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    Official: Toyota issues recall for Highlander, Lexus RX 400h hybrids
    2011-06-29

    There's a problem with some 2006 and 2007 model year Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h vehicles. Today, Toyota announced that it will voluntarily recall 45,500 Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h vehicles that were sold in the States. What's the problem? Toyota says there is a control board with transistors inside the Intelligent Power ...

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    Confirmed: Toyota recalls 52,000 Prius hybrids for steering defect
    2011-06-01

    Toyota is recalling 106,000 Prius models built between 2001 and 2003. A total of 52,000 of those units were sold in the States. Toyota says that if the steering wheel is strongly turned to the full lock position over and over again, the electric power steering pinion shaft nuts may become loose. Over time, that may result in the driver having to exert ...

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