Toyota News in 2016

  1. 2016

    1. December

    2. November

      • The Toyota Camry stinks and now there’s a lawsuit intent on proving it.

        The Camry’s ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) uses an evaporator inside the vehicle’s dashboard. Acco...

      • It’s the season to be thankful – for family, for health, for leftover turkey sandwiches. And if that wasn’t enough, Toyota owners now have another reason: Toyota might have to shell out some ser...

    3. October

      • This just in from the team at Toyota: sensors work much better when they’re connected during manufacturing.

        “Toyota says federal safety standards require a vehicle to activate a warning ...

      • Toyota is being skimpy on the details, but they did announce a parking brake recall for the 2016 and 2017 Prius.

        “Toyota is recalling about 340,000 Prius cars worldwide, including about ...

    4. September

      • It’s been a while since Toyota announced their extended warranty program for melting dashbord in 3.5 million vehicles. So, how are things going?

        According to [a] lawsuit, when Toyota fir...

    5. August

      • The rear suspensions in some Toyota SUVs have been recalled a third time for the same exact problem. The automaker thinks it’s time to try something different. Gee Toyota, you think?

        Rea...

      • A new lawsuit has a suggestion for Toyota. Maybe it’s time to start calling their plug-in hybrid the Prius Plug-in-every-few-miles.

        “A Toyota Prius Plug-In mileage lawsuit has been filed...

    6. July

      • The curtain shield airbags in your car have two chambers that are welded together. That weld keeps those chambers hugging and happy. The only problem is, someone did a really bad job welding 1.4...

    7. June

      • Is there a design flaw in the 2005 4Runner’s automatic door locks?

        The SUV has been involved in multiple carjackings and now the victims are suing the automaker:

        “The Toyota 4Run...

      • A minor label issue is about to become a major pain in the butt for 2,500 Toyota and Scion owners.

        Why do automakers bother with recalls about stickers? Because of federal law:

        “...

      • How hot do you like your seat heater in the winter? If you like it really toasty — as in, with an actual flame — you’ll probably love one of 7,700 Toyota vehicles with seat heaters that catch on...

      • It’s not a matter of if, but when your strut will take a big hit. And when that happens in the 2015 Yaris, it won’t be able to handle it according to Toyota.

        “An internal investigation f...

    8. May

      • Toyota is recalling 1.5 million vehicles with dangerous Takata airbag inflators, including some from its Scion and Lexus divisions.

        The move comes after the National Highway Traffic Safe...

      • When you hear your vehicle has been recalled, a little bit of panic is expected — is it one of those Takata airbags? A defective transmission? Does it have something to do with that strange smel...

    9. April

      • The occupant classification system (OCS) in some 2016 Toyotas isn’t doing a very good job classifying occupants:

        “(Toyota) says 41,630 model year 2016 Camry sedans and 16,880 model year ...

      • Some brand new Toyota and Lexus vehicles have left the factory with busted brake actuators:

        “Toyota says it’s possible a component inside the actuator could have been damaged during manu...

      • Toyota needs a mulligan with some 2016 Sienna seat belts:

        “Toyota says the minivans may have the wrong front seat belt height adjuster assemblies mounted to the pillar in the center. Thi...

    10. March

      • Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.

        Toyota is expanding two previous recalls by bringing back an additional 330,000 Toy...