| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
It's game-on for a jointly developed fuel-cell system from BMW and Toyota. The automakers previously announced a partnership to collaborate on alternative-fuel systems; they finalized the deal today. The arrangement has the automakers combining their...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:43 AM
For years, cars have been doing better and better in crash tests. Now, a tough new test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given a black eye to a number of luxury and near-luxury automakers.
Of 11 models tested, eight flunked a new test...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Gayle Anderson was live in La Crescenta with SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. (SBS U.S.A.) about the organization’s collaboration with Toyota and Lexus dealers to help enhance the performance of child restraint systems (CRSs) in pre-2001 model year vehicles by...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Gov. Mitch Daniels joined executives from Tsuda Industries Co., Ltd., a Japanese automotive parts supplier, Thursday to announce the company's plans to locate its first North American facility here, creating up to 116 new jobs by 2016.
| May 9, 2012
| 9:03 AM
After dealing with floods, earthquakes and a super-strong yen, Toyota Motor Corp. is following a fourth quarter in which income quadrupled with a similarly optimistic forecast for 2013.
The Japanese car company, which last year relinquished the title...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:14 PM
A barbecue fundraiser brought in more than just money last weekend.
Toyota started its 100 Cars for Good, a giveaway of 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days, at the OC BBQ and Music Festival at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Government safety regulators are investigating 1.4 million Toyota vehicles – including the country’s most popular car, the Camry – after more than 100 reports of fires.
On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:27 PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will post a request online Friday morning soliciting comments in the Federal Register on a range of topics, including a proposed "Silver Car Rating System for Older Occupants."
All of the comments are...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. is recalling about 209,000 of its FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicles because of a problem involving seat belt retractors.
Toyota said the seat belt retractors for the driver and front passenger seat belts are mounted in the...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Jul 20, 2010
| 8:08 PM
A federal grand jury investigating Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding its inquiry into the automaker's handling of safety issues, subpoenaing documents dealing with defects unrelated to sudden acceleration.
The Japanese automaker disclosed Tuesday that a...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:32 AM
By James R. Healey USA TODAY When Japan's Honda Motor announced in 1980 its then-radical decision to build cars in the U.S., the auto business collectively said, "What?" Volkswagen, alone among foreign car companies, was trying limited U.S. production,...