Toyota News in 2014

  1. 2014

    1. November

      • Does your dashboard shine like Mr. Clean’s freshly polished cranium? Does it feel like you let a toddler loose with a glue stick?

        A new lawsuit says Toyota designed, manufactured and sub...

      • A manufacturing error could lead to total steering loss in 5,650 Toyota cars from the 2014 model year.

        Toyota says a bolt hole in the left front lower suspension is much bigger than spec...

    2. October

    3. September

      • If we were ranking car problems on a scale from 1-10, it might look a little something like this:

        1: My wiper has a tear and now my windshield gets all streaky when it rains 5: My susp...

      • Toyota thought the scourge of unintended acceleration was finally behind them. They had, after all, recalled millions of cars, paid hefty fines to the government, entered talks to settle hundred...

      • Pop quiz – name two things that don’t mix well because they’re highly combustable. Go ahead, I’ll wait … if you said flammable liquids and sparks you’re absolutely right! Bonus points to anyone ...

      • Toyota has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging the Highlander has a rear liftgate that can get stuck open. The lead plaintiff, Annita Emerson, says her 2009 Highlander liftgate got stu...

      • In the past month, Toyota has recalled cars that leak gas and catch on fire, faced growing criticism about unintended acceleration at low speeds and been named in a lawsuit complaining about rus...

      • The 2014 Toyota Tundra has garnish problems and I’m not talking about parsley. Toyota says the garnish on the center pillars wasn’t installed properly and may affect how the side-curtain airbag ...

      • Toyota admits they might have forgotten to tighten the two bolts that hold the front lower ball joint to the steering knuckle on some 2014 FJ Cruisers. Loose bolts are, predictably, really bad a...

    4. August

    5. June

      • Last April, Toyota was involved in a worldwide recall of over 3 million vehicles with defective airbag inflators from parts supplier Takata. The inflators have been rupturing and sending hot shr...

    6. May

      • Toyota says dealers need to reprogram the airbag electronic control unit (ECU) in the 2014 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid for a dangerous misunderstanding.

        The software used to determi...

      • Can’t find your Sierra’s spare tire? Don’t drive yourself crazy, it might have fallen off somewhere down the road.

        The spare tire, which is mounted beneath the minivan, is protected by a...

    7. March