Toyota recalling FJ Cruiser due to excessively bright headlights

Toyota recalling FJ Cruiser due to excessively bright headlights

May 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: SUV , Recalls , Toyota Now, hold on. This recall isn’t quite as serious as it sounds. Yes, Toyota is recalling 11,489 FJ Cruiser models from the 2007 to 2013 model years, and yes, it’s because the vehicles, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states , “fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ‘Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.'” But read the fine print and you’ll see the catch: This recall is only for vehicles fitted with the automaker’s auxiliary lighting kit that can be mounted to the front bumper. Basically, the auxiliary lamp assemblies use 55-watt bulbs, and when these are turned on in conjunction with the upper beam headlamps, it’s a pretty blinding sight. NHTSA states that excessively bright lights can blind other drivers, increasing the risk for a crash. To remedy the situation, Toyota will replace the 55-watt bulbs with cooler 35-watt units. The recall is expected to begin later this month. Scroll down for the full details in the NHTSA report. Continue reading Toyota recalling FJ Cruiser due to excessively bright headlights Toyota recalling FJ Cruiser due to excessively bright headlights originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 05 May 2013 11:12:00 EST.

Dancing With The Stars’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy to Serve as Grand Marshal for 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 8, 2013 –“Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer and popular cast member Maksim Chmerkovskiy will bring his ballroom flair to the 37th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race as grand marshal of the long-running, prestigious charitable event. Chmerkovskiy will be joined by singer and former “American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald, who will open the race by performing the national anthem.

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation to Kick Off in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2013) – The Wyland Foundation and Toyota will launch the second annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation from the nation’s capital, with support from Mayor Vincent C. Gray and city leaders from around the country.

Scion Racing Prepares for Competitive 2013 Rally America National Championship

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2013) – Scion Racing returns for its second full rally season with a new Scion xD in the Rally America National Championship. Driver Andrew Comrie-Picard and the team will compete in seven scheduled events, beginning with the two-day Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Mich., on Jan. 25-26.

Toyota Agrees to NHTSA Settlement Regarding Recall of 2010 Lexus RX

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Toyota has agreed to make a payment of $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Toyota Sponsors LATISM Twitter Party on Education, Featuring National Center for Family Literacy

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 1, 2012) — Toyota and Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media ( LATISM ) will team up to host a candid education discussion on Oct. 4, leveraging the inclusiveness of Twitter and the expertise of the National Center for Family Literacy ( NCFL ), a longtime partner of Toyota . The hour-long open discussion will begin at 9 p.m. EDT using the hashtags #ToyotaLatino and #LATISM.

Sgt. Dakota Meyer and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program to Assist Veterans in Job Searches

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (August 13, 2012) – Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. announced today a partnership with Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation as part of an ongoing initiative to support returning troops and veterans making the transition from military to civilian jobs.

Forty-One Innovative Environmental Projects Win Over $1 Million in Funding from Audubon and Toyota

August 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, August 2, 2012 – Toyota and the National Audubon Society today awarded over $1 million in TogetherGreen Innovation Grants funding to 41 innovative environmental projects nationwide.

Toyota and Audubon Ask Drivers to Exit the Highway This Summer

June 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NEW YORK (June 28, 2012) – Have you taken an animal safari in Texas? Checked out the “Love Motel for Insects” in New York?

Wyland Foundation and Toyota Announce Grand Prize Winner of 2012 National Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. — (June 4, 2012) – The Wyland Foundation and Toyota today announced that Laguna Beach, Calif. resident Nika Shalala is the grand prize winner of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, an online competition created by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota to encourage residents in all 50 states to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution during Earth Month.

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