Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their air bags or power steering could stop working.
Toyota held onto its status as the world's top-selling automaker in the first quarter of this year, although the three-way race with General Motors and Volkswagen is proving tight, as The Japanese automaker's sales fall in China and Japan.
Earlier this year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new crash test for vehicles, one that focused on what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or object.
Last week, Toyota stole headlines from Ford when the Camry sedan eked past the F-150 pickup to claim best-selling vehicle honors halfway though 2012. Today, it's Ford's turn to win back plaudits.
Lauren Fix is the Car Coach, and she answers your questions about buying, caring for and gassing up whatever car you have or may want to buy.
Toyota issued safety recalls Wednesday of approximately 681,500 vehicles in North America. The voluntary recalls affect the Venza, Camry and Tacoma models. The recall comes at a time when the Japanese company is defending whether it acted properly in its recalls of millions of vehicles in late 2009 and 2010 for sudden acceleration.