Toyota Recall: Most of the Lineup Being Recalled For Passenger Seat Airbag Calibration

Another day, another Toyota recall. Despite the fact that most of the lineup is being recalled, the number isn’t nearly as staggering as it has been in the past. No, just a mere 3,235 units were affected…but the issue could be quite serious. The vehicles involved are:  Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Highlander…

Toyota Recall: The Japanese Automaker Agrees to $1.1 Billion Settlement for Acceleratorgate

Toyota Motor North America today announced an agreement to resolve economic loss litigation in the U.S. related to previous recalls by committing to actions that deliver value to its customers. “This agreement marks a significant step forward for our company, one that will enable us to put more of our energy, time and resources into…

Toyota recalls Yaris subcompact for power steering issue

Toyota Motor Company announced that they will be recalling their Yaris subcompact hatchback and sedan worldwide for a power steering issue. Although most of the vehicles affected were sold in other countries, this will affect approximately 74 vehicles sold in the United States. All of the vehicles in question were produced between August 2010 to…

2014 Toyota Corolla debuts to the world

Toyota Motor Company officially debuted the 11th-generation of their best-selling compact sedan last Thursday, the 2014 Toyota Corolla. Featuring all-new exterior and interior designs, an available 140-horsepower four-cylinder engine, and a continuously variable transmission dubbed “CVTi-S”, Toyota hopes to reclaim its position as the best selling compact vehicle in its class, having recently lost the crown to…

Toyota recalls hybrids for brake issue

Toyota Motor Company announced today that they will be recalling over 242,000 hybrids, including approximately 86,500 that were sold in the United States, for a potential brake defect. The models affected are the Toyota Prius, and the HS 250h from their Lexus luxury division. More specifically, only the hybrids that were produced for the 2010 model…

Toyota Recall: FJ Cruisers for really bright lights

Although there have been many Toyota recalls this year, this particular one is a first for the beleaguered Japanese automaker. This time, they’re recalling the FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicle (SUV) for lamp assemblies that have been deemed to be excessively bright. This is the second recall for the SUV this year (in March, over 209,000 FJs were…

Highlights from the Shanghai Auto Show

The premiere auto show in the world’s largest automotive market took place this past weekend. Many major automakers launched all-new products, many of them are critical for their continued success in China. From concepts to production-ready vehicles, the name of the game appeared to be resurrecting iconic names, perhaps as to breathe new life into…