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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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    Report: NHTSA closes Corolla steering investigation with no defects found
    2011-05-23

    Toyota has dodged a bullet after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its investigation of the power steering system in the 2009-2010 Corolla without finding a defect. To say another recall is the last thing Toyota needs right now would be putting it lightly. In fact, Toyota should be enjoying a decent boost in consumer confidence ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalls 2007-11 Tundra for faulty tire pressure monitors
    2011-05-17

    It's important to make sure your tires are adequately filled, but for some Toyota Tundra owners, that may be a problem. A recall notice has been issued for some 2007-2011 Tundras because they may be afflicted with faulty tire pressure monitoring systems. Approximately 1,629 pickups are affected by this recall, as it is limited to vehicles handled by ...

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    Toyota recalls 51,000 Tundra pickups over possible driveshaft fault
    2011-04-26

    Toyota has announced that it is voluntarily recalling 51,000 2011 Tundra pickup trucks. The automaker says that .05 percent of the vehicles may have been built with a faulty slip yoke on the driveshaft. Due to improper manufacturing during the foundry process, the yoke could break. So far, the incident has only occurred in one customer-owned vehicle and ...

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    Toyota recalls 308,000 RAV4 and Highlander models over airbag sensor
    2011-04-21

    Toyota has announced that it's recalling 214,000 RAV4 models and 94,000 Highlander and Highlander HV models for side curtain airbag issues. The voluntary recall covers certain 2007 and 2008 models, all of which will need a new Curtain Shield Airbag Sensor Assembly. The roll-sensing curtain shield airbag system contains two sensors that detects roll ...

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    Toyota recalling 22,000 trucks over tire pressure monitors
    2011-03-07

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of 22,000 Toyota trucks and SUVs over improperly calibrated tire pressure monitoring systems. According to NHTSA, certain 2008-2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra models may have been equipped with TPMS units that weren't properly calibrated. As a ...

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    Toyota recalls 2.17 million more vehicles over possible pedal entrapment
    2011-02-24

    Toyota has announced that it's voluntarily recalling approximately 2.17 million vehicles due to possible pedal entrapment issues. In case you've forgotten about Toyota's massive recall from last year, this new issue affects 2.17 million more vehicles where the driver's side floor mat can become a potential hazard. Uh oh. In October of 2009, Toyota ...

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    Toyota recalls 245,000 Lexus sedans in U.S., 1.7 million cars globally
    2011-01-26

    We won't blame you for reading this headline and thinking, "Oh great, another Toyota recall." After all, the Japanese automaker dominated headlines in 2010 by recalling every single model in its then-current product portfolio, including the massive sticky pedal and unintended acceleration recalls that took place in the first half of last year. Now, ...

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    KBB looks back at a year in the life of Toyota
    2011-01-20

    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 Toyota: One Year Later. The answer to the question regarding ...

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    Report: Dana coughs up $25M to Toyota over rusty Tacoma frames
    2011-01-18

    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 traced back to the supplier. And now the supplier is forced to pay for its ...

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    Report: Toyota recalls fuel massive spike in complaints to NHTSA
    2010-12-30

    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 to the spate of massive recalls from Toyota. In fact, NHTSA ...

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    Toyota, BP top list of biggest blunders in 2010
    2010-12-28

    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 seems almost comically easy. Clearly, British Petroleum and its ...

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