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Toyota Took Nearly A Year To Issue Recall, Sparking New Questions Over Quality Control

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Toyota recalled a number of trucks in Japan for a defective steering column but chose to wait nearly a year before recalling them in North America, despite a series of complains in the United States regarding the issue. The revelation comes on the heels of a $16.4 million fine imposed by the U.S. government as… Continue Reading...

Recall Notice: Toyota Recalls 2003 Sequoia for Stability Control Upgrade

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Toyota‘s recall issues just keep coming, with news from the Japanese automaker that it will recall 50,000 Sequoia SUVs from 2003. The problem with the trucks stems from the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, but it is quite unlike the VSC problem recently identified in the Lexus GX460 – which was recalled for a stability… Continue Reading...

Toyota Complies With $16.4 Million NHTSA Fine, But Denies Wrongdoing

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As reported earlier today, Toyota has now officially announced it will comply with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s civil fine of $16.4 million for not issuing a recall within an acceptable timeframe. The recall in question focused on 2.3 million vehicles for sticking accelerator pedals. In a statement the Japanese automaker accepted the fine,… Continue Reading...

Recall Notice: Toyota Recalls 600,000 Sienna Minivans in Northern States

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It’s the fifth major recall for Toyota in the past few months and Toyota’s stellar reputation for quality is taking a beating. Toyota Motor Corp has just announced a recall of 600,000 Toyota Sienna minivans dating from 1998-2010. The issue with the vans is with the spare tire cable which may rust so severely that… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota to Agree to $16 Million Fine, Accept Responsibility for Delayed Gas Pedal Recall

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Toyota is expected to announce today that it will comply with a $16.4 million U.S. Transportation Department fine, imposed for a four month delay in notifying the government of faulty gas pedals on some of its vehicles. The fine is the largest civic penalty ever imposed on an automaker by the U.S. government. According to… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Could Face More Fines from DOT

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Last week the Department of Transportation announced a $16.4 million fine for Toyota after it declared the automaker acted too slowly in informing the government about a problem with sticking accelerator pedals which later led to a recall. That might not be the end of it, however, as according to a report by Automotive News… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Toyota Faces $16M Fine As Transportation Department Claims it has Proof Automaker Hid Defect

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood seems to have found a “smoking gun,” in the Toyota recall controversy, alleging his department now has proof the automaker shirked its legal responsibilities. “We now have proof that Toyota failed to live up to its legal obligations,” he said yesterday. “Worse yet, they knowingly hid a dangerous defect for months… Continue Reading...

CNN Erroneously Reports Secret Document Shows Toyota Knew of Sudden Acceleration in 2002

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After Toyota recently debunked an ABC News report about sudden acceleration in its vehicles, the Japanese automaker has now decided to take on CNN, after the news outlet reported that Toyota knew about sudden acceleration issues as far back as 2002. The story by CNN‘s special investigations unit reports that in a secret document Toyota… Continue Reading...

PSA: Toyota Hybrid Instructional Video Teaches What to do in Case of Unintended Acceleration

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With all the news surrounding Toyota‘s recent recalls and the widely reported story of a runaway Prius in California (now believed to be a hoax), Toyota has decided to issue an instructional video of what to do in case of an, “unintended acceleration.” Toyota continues to insist that the problem is rare and the 2008… Continue Reading...

Investigation of Runaway Prius Uncovers Incident was a Hoax

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Last week James Sikes made headlines when his 2008 Toyota Prius raced out of control of a California highway, with speeds approaching 100 mph. Sikes claimed this was a case of unintended acceleration, with repeated attempts to stop the car not working. A believable story considering Toyota’s long list of recent recalls, it now appears… Continue Reading...
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