Report: Prius Driver Claims Uncontrolled Acceleration as Car Hits 90-mph on San Diego Freeway

Report: Prius Driver Claims Uncontrolled Acceleration as Car Hits 90-mph on San Diego Freeway
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A Prius driver claims his 2008 model Toyota accelerated uncontrollably at speeds of up to 90 mph on a San Diego freeway before California High Patrol officers helped him stop his runaway car. The driver, 61-year-old James Sikes, said the acceleration happened when he overtook another car on Interstate 8, after which the car accelerated… Continue Reading...

Toyota Examines ABC News Expert’s “Unintended Acceleration”, Refutes It

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With all of Toyota’s self-induced woes as of late, the biggest problem the company has faced in recent months might just be a report by ABC News in which an expert (Professor David Gilbert of Southern Illinois University) produced an unintended acceleration using a Toyota product. Initially Toyota responded with concerns about the demonstration and… Continue Reading...

Toyota Critic Safety Research & Strategies Founder Admits Report Funding Came From Firms Suing Toyota

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Toyota Critic Safety Research & Strategies Founder Admits Report Funding Came From Firms Suing Toyota
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During questioning at the House Committee’s investigation into Toyota’s ongoing recall crisis, safety advocate group Safety Research & Strategies founder Sean Kane admitted that his group is hardly an unbiased participant. In fact, Kane admitted that a recent report outlining Toyota’s faults was funded by five different law firms, all of which are currently engaged… Continue Reading...

Toyota Fights Back, Challenging ABC News and Expert Over Recreated Sudden Acceleration

Toyota Fights Back, Challenging ABC News and Expert Over Recreated Sudden Acceleration
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After ABC News aired a segment yesterday where an expert was able to recreate a case of unintended acceleration, Toyota has taken to the offensive and challenged the news outlet and its source. In a video segment (see below), David Gilbert, an automotive technology professor at Southern Illinois University, recreates the problem in a Toyota… Continue Reading...

Toyota Expands Brake Override Feature to Tacoma, Venza and Sequoia

Toyota Expands Brake Override Feature to Tacoma, Venza and Sequoia
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As hearings into Toyota’s recall woes begin today in Washington, the automaker has announced that it will install a new brake override feature on an expanded range of vehicles. The feature, initially announced for the 2007-2010 Camry, 2005-2010 Avalon, and the 2007-2010 Lexus ES 350, 2006-2010 IS 350 and 2006-2010 IS 250 models, will also… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Toyota Recall Documents Subpoenaed by U.S. Grand Jury, SEC

Breaking: Toyota Recall Documents Subpoenaed by U.S. Grand Jury, SEC
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Toyota has announced that it has received subpoenas from both the U.S. Grand Jury and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over documents related to “unintended acceleration” issues with millions or cars, as well as the braking system on the Prius. This news comes a day before congressional hearings on the matter and a day… Continue Reading...

Toyota CEO Makes Public Apology, Announces New Safety Taskforce

Toyota CEO Makes Public Apology, Announces New Safety Taskforce
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Late last night Toyota held a press conference in Japan where company CEO and Akio Toyoda, grandson of the automaker’s founder, apologized for the recent recalls and safety concerns over Toyota products. “The recalls are affecting several models in several regions and have caused anxiety among customers who are wondering if their cars are OK,”… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Expands Brake Investigation to Cover All Hybrids After Admitting Issues With the Prius

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Report: Toyota Expands Brake Investigation to Cover All Hybrids After Admitting Issues With the Prius
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Toyota has now expanded its internal investigation over braking issues to cover all hybrid models says a report by the Wall Street Journal. Toyota has already admitted that there was a braking problem with its 2010 Prius model, and according to Japan’s Nikkei News, Toyota is preparing to issue a recall for 270,000 Prius models… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Toyota to Recall Prius Hybrid

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Breaking: Toyota to Recall Prius Hybrid
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According to Japan’s Nikkei News, Toyota will recall 270,000 of its 2010 Prius models due to an issue with the car’s braking system. Unrelated to past Toyota recalls, the Prius uses a unique combination of traditional mechanical braking and sophisticated regenerative braking, which is used to recharge the car’s hybrid battery. The National Highway Traffic… Continue Reading...

Report: NHTSA to Investigate Electric Interference from Cell Phones as Possible Cause of Unintended Acceleration

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Report: NHTSA to Investigate Electric Interference from Cell Phones as Possible Cause of Unintended Acceleration
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Only yesterday the AutoGuide team was discussing the fact that with all the recent Toyota recalls, the next thing to be recalled might be the automaker’s Prius iPhone App. Well, truth may be stranger than fiction as the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has now said it will look into whether electronic interference from… Continue Reading...

Report: 2010 Prius Now Officially Under Investigation by NHTSA for Faulty Brakes

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Report: 2010 Prius Now Officially Under Investigation by NHTSA for Faulty Brakes
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Toyota‘s popular Prius model is now officially under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for potentially faulty brakes. In a statement released by the NHTSA, it said it will launch a formal investigation into whether the popular hybrid has a brief loss of braking capability when traveling over bumpy or icy roads…. Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Admits New Prius Did Have Brake Problems

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Report: Toyota Admits New Prius Did Have Brake Problems
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After pressure from the U.S. and Japanese governments, Toyota has admitted that there was an issue with the brakes on the all-new 2010 Prius hybrid. Over 100 complaints about braking related issues have been reported to the NHTSA and roughly a dozen such reports to the authorities in Japan. According to Toyota, Prius models sold… Continue Reading...

Report: Committee to Investigate Complaints Related to Toyota Tacoma Denso Pedals

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Report: Committee to Investigate Complaints Related to Toyota Tacoma Denso Pedals
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Along with two major recalls, one for Floor Mat Entrapment and another for Sticking Accelerator Pedals, a Federal government committee will investigate whether other models, including the Toyota Tacoma and Prius, might be in need of recalls. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 100 complaints have bee made by Toyota Tacoma owners… Continue Reading...

AutoGuide.com Toyota Recall News Hub

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AutoGuide.com Toyota Recall News Hub
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Amidst the continuing controversy and confusion surrounding the numerous Toyota recalls, we at AutoGuide.com have decided to launch the TOYOTA RECALL NEWS HUB. Featured on our home page and constantly updated through our news blog, we aim to bring you the very latest in recall-related news as well as list important information about what vehicles… Continue Reading...