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Toyota Issues Two Recalls Affecting over One Million Vehicles

Toyota Issues Two Recalls Affecting over One Million Vehicles

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(TORRANCE, Calif.) — Toyota announced on Wednesday two separate recalls affecting more than one million vehicles in the U.S.The first recall involves approximately 752,000 Corolla sedans and Corolla Matrix hatchbacks, model …

Toyota Retakes Title of World’s Top-Selling Automaker from GM

Toyota Retakes Title of World’s Top-Selling Automaker from GM

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Toyota is once again the leading automaker in the world.The Japanese company announced on Monday that it sold 9.748 million cars last year, beating General Motors for the top spot.  In comparison, GM sold 9.29…

Toyota Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement in Acceleration Case

Toyota Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement in Acceleration Case

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Toyota has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to customers to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged its vehicles accelerated dangerously and without warning, according to statements by the carmaker and the …

Toyota Prius Tops “Consumer Reports” Ratings

Toyota Prius Tops “Consumer Reports” Ratings

Toyota(NEW YORK) — The Toyota Prius topped Consumer Reports’ annual list of Best and Worst New-Car Values for the first time, with the magazine saying the hybrid’s cost to operate is about one-half that of a conventional vehicle.The Prius (at 26…

Toyota to Pay Record $17.35M Fine for Faulty Floor Mats

Toyota to Pay Record $17.35M Fine for Faulty Floor Mats

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Toyota Motor Corporation has been slapped with another hefty fine over one of its recalls.The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Tuesd…

Toyota Recalls over Seven Million Vehicles for Faulty Switch

Toyota Recalls over Seven Million Vehicles for Faulty Switch

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Toyota announced Wednesday that it is recalling over seven million vehicles worldwide due to a faulty power window switch on the driver’s side.The Japanese automaker said an uneven application of fluorine grease…

Toyota Recalls 154,000 Lexus SUVs to Fix Floor Mats

Toyota Recalls 154,000 Lexus SUVs to Fix Floor Mats

Giuseppe Cacace/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — There’s another Toyota recall for sticky pedals — this time for the automaker’s high-end 2010 Lexus models.The problem is similar to Toyota’s floor mat/gas pedal recall two years ago, when drivers complained…

‘Sudden Acceleration’ Hyundai Crash Caught on Camera?

‘Sudden Acceleration’ Hyundai Crash Caught on Camera?

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Korean officials are now investigating whether dashboard camera video that shows an elderly Korean couple speeding through crowded city streets and then plowing into another vehicle at 80 mph is evidence of sudden, uncontrolled …

Car-Brake Override Rules Proposed After Toyota Accidents

Car-Brake Override Rules Proposed After Toyota Accidents

Mark Renders/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After a rash of unintended acceleration accidents in Toyotas, a federal agency Thursday proposed a rule to require automakers to install a brake override switch in all new vehicles when both the brake and gas pe…

Watch Out! Self-Driving Cars Approved in Nevada

Watch Out! Self-Driving Cars Approved in Nevada

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CARSON CITY, Nev.) — Google’s self-driving car has been demoed a number of times over the past few years — Good Morning America even took it for a spin in 2010. But the pedal’s about to be really put to the metal…

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