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  • Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles

    Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles
    TOKYO -- Toyota recalled nearly 1.7 million cars worldwide Wednesday for fuel leaks, the latest in a ballooning number of quality problems that could add another dent to its tarnished reputation in the crucial U.S. market. Toyota's latest recalls are...
  • Toyota, looking for positive spin, turns to Twitter [Updated]

     
    If ever there were a company in need of positive spin it’s Toyota. With the relentless grind of safety recalls and suffering sales, the Japanese automaker has tapped Twitter to help repair its image. Toyota launched a branded channel on TweetMeme with...
  • Toyota Assembles Expert Panel to Review Quality, Safety

     
    In the wake of its unprecedented worldwide recalls, Toyota has asked an independent panel of experts to evaluate the company from top to bottom, looking at every aspect of the business from vehicle safety systems to internal company communication. The.......
  • Toyota President Admits Quality Decline Began in 2003

     
    In an interview with Automotive News, Toyota President Akio Toyoda admitted that his company saw a decline in quality and communication roughly around 2003, which is when it passed the 6-million-vehicle mark. ???We look at that as the turning point,???......
  • Toyota, Tesla Team Up On Electric Vehicles

     
    No one saw this coming. Thursday night in California, Toyota President Akio Toyoda, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that not only is Toyota investing in Tesla but that the two companies will jointly develop...
  • Toyota's runaway-car worries may not stop at floor mats

    Toyota's runaway-car worries may not stop at floor mats
    The 2009 Lexus ES 350 shot through suburban San Diego like a runaway missile, weaving at 120 miles an hour through rush hour freeway traffic as flames flashed from under the car. At the wheel, veteran California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor...
  • Toyota CEO Apologizes for Recall on Capitol Hill

    Toyota CEO Apologizes for Recall on Capitol Hill
    WASHINGTON -- Amid a phalanx of cameras, the president of Toyota has arrived for a congressional hearing where he is apologizing for driver fears over the safety of the automaker's cars and trucks. Still photographers and television cameramen recorded...
  • Toyota's New Tactic: Discrediting Unintended Acceleration Claims

    Toyota's New Tactic: Discrediting Unintended Acceleration Claims
    When its customers claim their Toyota or Lexus vehicles suddenly accelerate, the company is at the ready with teams of technicians that it can deploy rapidly to examine the reports -- and in some cases discredit them. The teams, dubbed SMART for "swift...
  • Toyota to Recall Lexus Hybrid Over Fuel Spills

    Toyota to Recall Lexus Hybrid Over Fuel Spills
    WASHINGTON -- Toyota said Friday it will recall 17,000 Lexus luxury hybrids after testing showed that fuel can spill during a rear end crash. The Japanese automaker said tests conducted for the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration found that...