Toyota to recall 185k cars globally, including Yaris

Toyota to recall 185k cars globally, including Yaris

July 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Budget , Recalls , Safety , Hatchback , Toyota Toyota has announced it is recalling a total of 185,000 vehicles worldwide for a power steering issue. Yaris and (overseas) Vitz models built between November 2010 and March 2012 could suffer a short circuit in their power steering control module if water gets inside. Should that happen, the power steering could fail, increasing effort when turning. The recall also includes the Verso-S and Ractis built from August 2010 to August 2011. The recall covers 130,000 vehicles in Japan and around 22,450 in Europe. Only 74 units are being recalled in the United States. Toyota says if the fault occurs, the vehicle will display the Electronic Power Steering warning light on the dash and a buzzer will sound. The automaker will alert owners by mail and dealers will replace the power steering control module free of charge. You can read the quick press release on the recall below for more information. Continue reading Toyota to recall 185k cars globally, including Yaris Toyota to recall 185k cars globally, including Yaris originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 04 Jul 2013 08:02:00 EST.

Toyota increasing Prius C production to meet high demand at home and abroad

Toyota increasing Prius C production to meet high demand at home and abroad

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Hybrid , Japan , Plants/Manufacturing , Hatchback , Toyota When we last asked Toyota representatives about the production capacity of the 2012 Prius C , we were told the company’s Iwate, Japan plant could make up to 30,000 units each month. That sounds like a lot, but Toyota is currently sending just 20 percent – 6,000 a month – to the United States. Back in December, when the car went on sale in Japan, the company received 120,000 orders in the first five days it was on sale . As we noted last week , Toyota also sold 1,200 Prius C units in the first three days it was on sale in the States. The baby Prius may not be as popular here as it is at home, but 6,000 a month sure doesn’t seem like it’s enough. The C is made at just one plant, run by Toyota’s Kanto Auto Works Ltd. affiliate in northern Japan. A strong yen and all those Japanese orders means that the C models that do get made are mostly delivered to the home country instead of be placed on a boat to be exported. Toyota originally planned to produce just 20,000 C models a month, and is now looking at how to go over even the 30,000-unit level. By increasing efficiencies at the plant and moving production of non-Prius C models (specifically, the not-available-in-the-U.S.

Toyota builds giant arcade claw game to sell cars in Japan

Toyota builds giant arcade claw game to sell cars in Japan

October 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Budget , Etc. , Japan , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota , Humor There is no greater test of skill and dexterity than an arcade claw game. Open heart surgery? For amateurs. Watch making? Child’s play. Plucking an oddly-shaped stuffed animal from the clutches of its brethren with nothing but three flaccid claws and a joy stick is what it’s all about. Toyota recently tapped into humanity’s bizarre fascination with robotics, oversize stuffed animals and, of course, the claw game in a promotion for the company’s tiny Ractis . Using a scaled-up version of the same game we all know and love, contestants battled for the keys to their very own sub-compact hatch. Alright, so it’s all more than a little weird.

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