Toyota RAV4 EV recalled for Tesla motor assembly software problem

Toyota RAV4 EV recalled for Tesla motor assembly software problem

March 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Recalls , Tesla , Toyota , Electric Toyota issues a major recall of 112,500 cars and SUVs, and as a part of that is recalling 2,500 RAV4 EVs because of a problem with the Tesla-supplied motor assembly. Continue reading Toyota RAV4 EV recalled for Tesla motor assembly software problem Toyota RAV4 EV recalled for Tesla motor assembly software problem originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota recalling small number of 2014 FJ Cruisers for possible steering failure

Toyota recalling small number of 2014 FJ Cruisers for possible steering failure

February 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Recalls , Toyota , Safety , United States , SUV Toyota is recalling about 120 units of the 2014 FJ Cruiser because the steering intermediate shaft can fail. If this happens, it would cause drivers to lose control. Continue reading Toyota recalling small number of 2014 FJ Cruisers for possible steering failure Toyota recalling small number of 2014 FJ Cruisers for possible steering failure originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota to pay $11 million after trial for fatal Camry crash

Toyota to pay $11 million after trial for fatal Camry crash

February 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Government/Legal , Recalls , Toyota , Safety , Sedan Toyota has been found 60 percent at fault for the unintended acceleration of a 1996 Camry, which was involved in a 2006 crash that killed three and sent a man to jail. Continue reading Toyota to pay $11 million after trial for fatal Camry crash Toyota to pay $11 million after trial for fatal Camry crash originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

2.1 million vehicles recalled again over faulty airbags

2.1 million vehicles recalled again over faulty airbags

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Government/Legal , Recalls , Acura , Chrysler , Dodge , Fiat , GM , Honda , Jeep , Pontiac , Toyota , Safety , United States Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda and Toyota will recall 2.1 million vehicles built in the early 2000s for airbags that could deploy unexpectedly. These vehicles had previously been recalled, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that they are still defective. Continue reading 2.1 million vehicles recalled again over faulty airbags 2.1 million vehicles recalled again over faulty airbags originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit

Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit

January 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Recalls , Toyota , Safety , United States Toyota is recalling for roughly 52,000 examples of its 2011 and 2012 Avalon sedan because a potential short circuit in the wiring for the audio system’s subwoofer may cause a fire. Continue reading Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

5,000 Toyota Prius V models recalled due to airbag issue

5,000 Toyota Prius V models recalled due to airbag issue

January 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Recalls , Toyota , Safety , Minivan/Van , Hybrid Toyota is recalling 5,000 Prius V models over a faulty passenger-side airbag sensor that may not detect a passenger in the event of an accident. Continue reading 5,000 Toyota Prius V models recalled due to airbag issue 5,000 Toyota Prius V models recalled due to airbag issue originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota recalls 209,000 FJ Cruisers over seatbelt issue

Toyota recalls 209,000 FJ Cruisers over seatbelt issue

March 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: SUV , Government/Legal , Recalls , Safety , Toyota Toyota has announced that it will be issuing a substantial recall of the FJ Cruiser for a problem that could cause the front seatbelt retractors to separate from the vehicle body. This recall will apply to all FJ Cruisers – from 2007 through 2013 – totaling around 209,000 units. The problem stems from the FJ Cruiser’s pillarless door opening design that has the front-occupant seatbelts attached to the rear doors. Toyota says that when the rear doors are “repeatedly and forcefully closed,” the retractor could completely separate from the door frame. While there is no information about this recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration yet, Toyota says that there have been no accidents or injuries associated with this issue. No specific fix or recall date are given, but the official press release is posted below . Continue reading Toyota recalls 209,000 FJ Cruisers over seatbelt issue Toyota recalls 209,000 FJ Cruisers over seatbelt issue originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota announces two recalls affecting 1M Corolla, Matrix and Lexus IS models

Toyota announces two recalls affecting 1M Corolla, Matrix and Lexus IS models

January 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Sedan , Government/Legal , Recalls , Safety , Hatchback , Lexus , Toyota The recall bug strikes Toyota again. The automaker has issued a voluntary recall of three models that, in total, represent more than one million units. Around 752,000 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla and Matrix models are being recalled for airbag concerns, while a windshield wiper issue is causing the recall for close to 270,000 Lexus IS sedans from the 2006-2012 model years. Completely unrelated to the small airbag-related recall issued earlier in the week, the Corolla and Matrix recall is caused by a faulty airbag control module that could potentially short circuit, which could lead to the front airbags or seat belt pretensioners deploying. The Lexus recall is due to a wiper arm nut that wasn’t tightened properly, which can cause the wipers to not work when trying to clear heavy buildup such as snow. Scroll down for a press release that includes more information, as well as details about how owners can contact the manufacturer directly. Continue reading Toyota announces two recalls affecting 1M Corolla, Matrix and Lexus IS models Toyota announces two recalls affecting 1M Corolla, Matrix and Lexus IS models originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Scion FR-S faces teething problems, owner’s manual recall

Scion FR-S faces teething problems, owner’s manual recall

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Coupe , Performance , Plants/Manufacturing , Recalls , Scion , Subaru , Toyota The Scion FR-S / Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZ triplets are being recalled due to an issue not with the car, but with the owner’s manual: pages detailing the operation of the smart airbags contain a misprint. Although it’s classified as a recall, owners don’t need to take their cars to their dealers; Scion and Subaru will be sending the nearly 2,800 owners corrected pages that can be inserted in the manual. If you’d rather have your dealer do the Elmer’s Glue work, they will have corrected pages that they can insesrt in the owner’s manual for you. Two separate issues seem to be affecting the FR-S only, even though it is built on the same line with the BRZ. Toyota issued “tech tips” to dealers to let them know that owners have reported that condensation has been forming inside the taillamp housings. According to an exchange on the FT86Club forum , the coupe’s chief engineer declared that problem fixed after remedying a detail in the production process. Another tech tip regarding body panel issues read, “Some 2013 Scion FR-S vehicles may exhibit a condition where body panel fitting may not meet customer expectations.” It refers to complaints that panels were as much as a quarter-inch out of flush. It isn’t clear how many cars are affected, nor how many owners have formally complainted, but according to a post on TundraHeadquarters.com, Toyota is “looking into it.” Scion FR-S faces teething problems, owner’s manual recall originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota tops recall list again in 2011, overall number of U.S. recalls down *UPDATE

Toyota tops recall list again in 2011, overall number of U.S. recalls down *UPDATE

January 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Recalls , Safety , Ford , GM , Toyota Toyota launched a total of 13 recall campaigns in 2011 covering over 3.5 million vehicles. Those figures put the Japanese automaker at the top of the most-recalled list for the third year in a row, according to Ward’s Auto . Between 2009 and 2010, Toyota recalled nearly 11.5 million vehicles in North America for a variety of reasons, including troublesome floor mats and sticky accelerators tied to the company’s unintended acceleration woes. The company says that around 85 percent of vehicles involved in the pedal recall have been fixed, with lower volume models continuing to trickle into dealers. But Toyota wasn’t the only automaker with recall woes in 2011. Ford found itself in second place for the number of vehicles recalled this year with 10 campaigns covering 3.2 million vehicles. For its part, General Motors issued a total of 21 recalls, but the fixes involved far fewer vehicles: 455,901. All told, Ward’s says automakers issued 130 recalls in 2011, down from 136 campaigns in the U.S. last year. *Update: The expanded Honda airbag recall pushed the automaker past Toyota for the greatest number of recalled vehicles in 2011.

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