I’m a bit bored with Toyota now

May 3, 2010

I fully understand that Toyota won’t deliberately make a bad car, at least I think they won’t, but the amount of problems they have now is so ludicrous it borders on laughable. It was fun at first, then it got old, now it’s plain annoying.

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Toyota recalling 2003 Sequoia for issues with stability control

May 1, 2010

Toyota’s at it again: this time they’re recalling about 50,000 2003 Sequoias for issues with the stability control (Not related to the Lexus GX 460/Toyota Land Cruiser Prado recall).

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Toyota to pay NHTSA fine, still won’t admit any wrongdoing

April 21, 2010

Toyota has agreed to pay the $16.4 million fine issued to them by the NHTSA recently, but still denies any wrongdoing, stating that they paid the fine to simply avoid any more problems.

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Toyota recalling the Lexus GX 460, Land Cruiser Prado also affected

April 21, 2010

Well that was pretty quick. It’s been just over a week since Consumer Reports first found the safety issue on the Lexus GX 460, and Toyota is already recalling it to install a fix.

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600,000 Toyota Siennas to be recalled due to corrosion problems

April 20, 2010

The poor guys over at Toyota just can’t stop the recalls. They’re now recalled 600,000 Toyota Siennas, model year 1998 – 2010, due to corrosion problems on the spare tire cables.

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Toyota may have delayed US Venza recall by six weeks

April 17, 2010

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Toyota may have delayed the US floor mat recall of the Venza by six weeks.

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Toyota to test all SUVs for safety issues, fix for Lexus GX 460 may soon be ready

April 15, 2010

Toyota will be running safety tests on all their SUVs following Consumer Reports‘ finding on the Lexus GX 460. Also, Japanese news outlet Nikkei reports that Toyota may already have a fix for the issue, and it will soon be released.

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Consumer Reports finds safety issue on Lexus GX 460, Lexus halts sales to fix it

April 13, 2010

Problems just don’t stop coming for Toyota, don’t they? Consumer Reports has found a safety issue on the Lexus GX 460, and it’s so serious that they have issued a “Don’t Buy” warning, and Lexus has halted sales of the car to fix it.

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Lexus’ marketing department fails at Photoshop

April 12, 2010

Either Lexus’ marketing department needs to go back to school, or we’re soon going to get a spontaneous powerslide recall for the Lexus IS.

Hint for those who don’t get it: How many cars do you know which drift without a driver?

Source: Lexus.ca (May be removed by now) via TheCarLounge via Jalopnik

NHTSA would’ve fined Toyota $13.8 billion if it weren’t for federal cap, may issue more fines

April 12, 2010

Detroit Free Press reports that the NHTSA would’ve fined Toyota an enormous $13.8 billion if it weren’t for the $16.375 million cap set by the federal government.

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