Toyota Comments on National Academy of Sciences Report Concerning Unintended Acceleration

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) National Research Council will release today its independent review entitled “The Safety Promise and Challenges of Automotive Electronics: Insights from Unintended Acceleration.” The comprehensive 162-page report was commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to explore the broad issue of claims of unintended acceleration (“UA”) and their aftermath.

Statement from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Five-Star Composite Rating for All-New…

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We are very pleased that the all-new 2012 Camry has earned a five-star composite safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The fact that the Camry earned this five-star overall score after enduring a more rigorous NHTSA testing procedure targeted at raising the bar for overall vehicle safety is testament to the strong design, and safety-focused engineering consumers can expect in the nation’s top-selling car.

Toyota Honored By National Minority Supplier Development Council For Its Commitment With Diverse Suppliers

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ERLANGER, Ky., November 4, 2011 – Toyota has been named the Corporation of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) for its continued commitment to minority suppliers and diverse communities.

Southern California to Benefit From Toyota Volunteer Work on National Public Lands Day

September 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Torrance, Calif. – September 23, 2011 – Dozens of Toyota team members in Southern California will celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) this year on September 24…

AARP Foundation Announces $12.6 Million Grant from Toyota

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

LOS ANGELES, September 22, 2011 – Today at AARP’s Life@50+ National Event & Expo , the AARP Foundation announced a three-year, $12.6 million grant from Toyota to support …

Xplore plots a course of adventure for the Toyota 4Runner

Xplore plots a course of adventure for the Toyota 4Runner

August 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Aftermarket , SUV , Toyota , Off-Road It’s no secret that our friends at Xplore want you to see the country. The company is dedicated to building rambling rides that will let you venture to our nation’s most scenic parks. The newest creation rolling out of the Xplore garage is a trip-ready Toyota 4Runner that’s packed with the usual assortment of off-road goodies we’ve come to expect. Like all Xplore vehicles, the 4Runner can be equipped in stages. Three stages are available, and they range from an upgraded interior and a few external bolt ons to the expedition-grade 4Runner shown above. The full monty comes with a slew of ARB items such as a winch and front brush guard, as well as a set of Method aluminum wheels, upgraded suspension components and extra beefy BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires. The 4Runner joins the Jeep Wrangler , Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota FJ Cruiser in the Xplore lineup. Each time a vehicle is sold, Xplore hands over a portion of the cash to the National Parks Foundation. Besides the keys to the car, you will also enjoy a one-year pass to visit the our National Parks and a subscription to the Xplore Lifestyle Journal, which basically provides you with excuses to go use your new vehicle as much as possible. See all the details in the press release after the break .

Toyota Announces National Expansion of Safety Program for African American and Hispanic Families

July 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

June 28, 2011 – CINCINNATI, OH – Toyota today announced a $1 million commitment to support the national expansion of Buckle Up for Life, a safety program developed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, to help address the extraordinarily high number of African American and Hispanic children, teens and adults killed or injured in automobile crashes.

Toyota to defend against first unintended acceleration trial in 2013

Toyota to defend against first unintended acceleration trial in 2013

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Government/Legal , Toyota It already seems as though Toyota’s unintended acceleration issues came to a head a lifetime ago, but the courts won’t be ready to hear the first case for a long while. Bloomberg reports that U.S. District Judge James V. Selna in California said on the court’s website that the first case has tentatively been set for the first quarter of 2013. The first case to come before the court will reportedly be the Van Alfen suit. Paul Van Alfen and a passenger were killed in a November 5, 2010 accident in which his 2008 Toyota Camry crashed into a wall after reportedly accelerating unexpectedly at an exit ramp in Wendover, Utah. The suit claims that the vehicle failed to stop even after Van Alfen slammed on the brakes. Van Alfen’s wife and son were injured in the accident, and the two are among the family members suing Toyota. The first case may not be until 2013, but courts will likely be buzzing with activity in the years ahead. Toyota recalled millions of vehicles in the United States for floor mats and sticking accelerator pedals in 2009 and 2010, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records show that over 100 deaths could be attributable to the automaker’s unintended acceleration issues.

4-H Advances Environmental Science Education with $1.1 Million from Toyota

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Chevy Chase, MD (May 3, 2011) –Toyota has announced its continued support of 4?H’s youth-focused water quality and conservation programming with a $1.1 million gift to fund the expansion of 4?H 2 O Community Projects and sponsor the 2011 4-H National Youth Science Day.

National Center for Family Literacy and Toyota Celebrate 20-Year Partnership

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) – the organization that pioneered the concept of raising the literacy level of parents and children simultaneously – celebrated 20 years of partnership with Toyota today that has impacted 1 million families across the country.

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