Toyota News in 2015

  1. 2015

    1. November

      • In what must seem like cruel irony to owners who have had issues with unintended acceleration, Toyota’s collision avoidance system is getting confused and randomly activating:

        “The pre-c...

      • Have you checked your RAV4’s oil level lately? As in, this week? Seriously … there’s a chance it’s incredibly low.

        A new lawsuit says that the 2006-2008 model years have a nasty habit of...

    2. May

      • Toyota is being sued for an accident that is being blamed on unintended acceleration.

        The crash involved a rented 2015 Toyota Yaris. The driver says she couldn’t slow the car down after ...

      • Toyota doesn’t exactly have a sterling reputation when it comes to unintended acceleration.

        And so, when Corolla owner Robert Ruginis petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin...

    3. March

      • Toyota says the power steering circuit board in 110,000 vehicles might have been damaged on arrival, prompting a recall. The circuit board was probably messed up during assembly and can cause a ...

      • According to the EPA, the 2012-14 RAV4 EV has a range of about 100 miles. But you’re not going to get anywhere near that if the darn thing keeps switching into neutral when it’s not supposed to....

      • Toyota once said that the Prius is “harmony between man, nature and machine” but that all sounds a bit out of tune to Greg Reynante. Mr. Reynante filed a lawsuit alleging Toyota deliberately mis...

    4. February

      • Like something out of a bad music video, the subwoofers in the 2011-12 Toyota Avalons are catching on fire.

        The problem doesn’t have anything to do with how loud you crank the volume or ...

    5. January

      • It’s Friday, so in the immortal words of Loverboy I feel I can say that “everybody is working for the weekend.” That is, unless you’re one of the defective airbags in over 2.1 million vehicles. ...

      • If your car or truck has an optional accessory like running boards, chances are Southeast Toyota distributors put them on … and I use that term loosely. The distributor recently admitted that ma...

      • One of the automotive world’s worst science projects is coming to an end. Toyota dashboards have [long been known to melt and warp][19] under the heat of the sun. The deformed dashes have also b...

      • Most modern vehicles have an occupant classification system (OCS) that monitors the weight of the passenger in the front seat and decides whether or not to deploy the airbag during an accident. ...