Toyota Halts Sales of Eight Models Over Safety Hazard

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Toyota Halts Sales of Eight Models Over Safety Hazard
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Toyota is informing its North American dealers to stop selling almost every model it offers while a fire risk is being assessed. Continue Reading...

Toyota to pay NHTSA $17M for Untimely Defect Reporting

Toyota to pay NHTSA $17M for Untimely Defect Reporting
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Toyota has agreed to pay $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over claims from the agency that the Japanese automaker failed to report vehicle defects to the federal government in a timely manner.  Continue Reading...

2011 Toyota Recalls Affected Over 3.5 Million Vehicles

2011 Toyota Recalls Affected Over 3.5 Million Vehicles
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For the third year in a row, Toyota‘s recall campaigns affected the most vehicles compared to any other automaker in 2011. With 13 campaigns launched in 2011, Toyota recalled over 3.5 million vehicles while GM issued the greatest number of recalls with 21. General Motors’ affected vehicle total was only 455,901 despite the overwhelming number… Continue Reading...

Honda, Toyota Falling Behind in Key Market Segments

Honda, Toyota Falling Behind in Key Market Segments
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According to Eric Nobel, of the Orange, California based consulting firm The Car Lab, both Honda and Toyota are losing ground because their products haven’t been competitive in crucial market segments since the first half of the last decade. Continue Reading...

Whistleblower Ordered to Pay Toyota $2.6 Million in Damages

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Whistleblower Ordered to Pay Toyota $2.6 Million in Damages
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The damages awarded to Toyota include $2.5 million for unauthorized disclosures of confidential information as well as $100,000 in punitive damages. Taylor also issued Biller instructions to return the confidential documents he obtained while employed by Toyota. Continue Reading...

2010 Comes Up Short of All-Time Recall Record – Surprisingly

2010 Comes Up Short of All-Time Recall Record – Surprisingly
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Toyota’s highly publicized woes, including hearings before congress fueled much of recall ‘mania’ in 2010, while a number of other automakers, including Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda and Nissan, also issued a number of bulletins, yet, despite a total of 136 separate recall programs, spread across 17.2 million vehicles, 2010 still wasn’t a record year. Continue Reading...

2011 Toyota Sienna Recalled for Brake Issues, But Not What You Think

2011 Toyota Sienna Recalled for Brake Issues, But Not What You Think
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Toyota has just announced a recall for it’s new ‘Swagger Wagon’ Sienna minivan for an issue related to the braking system. Unrelated to any past brake recalls the recall involves the parking brake bracket that could become damaged by repeated use of the foot-actuated parking brake pedal. Toyota warns that damage to the bracket could… Continue Reading...

Toyota Opens Six Product Quality Field Offices to Bolster Image, Address Customer Concerns

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Toyota Opens Six Product Quality Field Offices to Bolster Image, Address Customer Concerns
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Toyota has announced that it will open six new product quality field offices (PQFOs) in different regions in North America next month, as it continues to reclaim its long-standing reputation for building quality vehicles. Earlier this year, Toyota opened its first such field office in New York and is set to open a second one… Continue Reading...

‘Toyota: The Run Away Musical Hit’ Will Have You Laughing Out of Control

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‘Toyota: The Run Away Musical Hit’ Will Have You Laughing Out of Control
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Toyota‘s had a rough year, with recalls, fines, and a brand image that has taken a Tito Ortiz-style punch to the jugular, and the latest jab comes from Minneapolis, MO’s Brave New Workshop, former stomping ground of Senator and political satirist Al Franken. “Toyota: The Runaway Musical Hit” has become quite the hot ticket in… Continue Reading...
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