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…

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…

Southeast Toyota recalls several vehicles for incorrect labels

The latest Toyota recall comes not from the manufacturer, but one of their distributors, in particular, Southeast Toyota (also know as SET). These vehicles were equipped with labels that were outside of the allowable percentage of actual weight added…one percent to be exact. Although the percentage may seem minute, it does disqualify their compliance in accordance of…

Massive Toyota recall over defective airbags also includes Honda and Nissan

The latest Toyota recall is also one of the biggest in history…not only that, but it involves two other major Japanese automakers. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota are all announcing that collectively, over 3.4 million vehicles will be recalled for defective airbags. The issue stems from the supplier that all three have used to supply their airbags,…

Update: Massive Honda, Nissan, Mazda, and Toyota recall also includes GM and BMW

The latest update on the massive Toyota recall for airbags that included all of the major Japanese automakers (Honda, Nissan, and Mazda) has revealed that both GM and BMW will be recalling vehicles as well. It makes sense that GM would be involved, simply because of the vehicle that will be included…the 2003 Pontiac Vibe. This vehicle…

Toyota Recall: Complete List of Recalls for the Toyota Highlander from 2002-2011

  You know something, I will go on record and freely admit…the Toyota Highlander is one of my favourite vehicles, particularly the first generation. I’ve always liked more conservatively styled vehicles, I guess in an ironic way. Perhaps it’s because it looks a lot like the first-generation Subaru Forester, my all-time favourite wagon/crossover thingy. One could even…