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Toyota Recalls 1 Million Vehicles over Airbag and Wiper Issues

Toyota Recalls 1 Million Vehicles over Airbag and Wiper Issues

Jan 30 2013, 11:56am CST | by

Yet another massive Toyota vehicle recall

Toyota has issued another massive vehicle recall this one covering 1.1 million cars around the world for a pair of defects. The vehicles include 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the...

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1 year ago

Toyota Recalls 1 Million Vehicles over Airbag and Wiper Issues

Jan 30 2013, 11:56am CST | by

Yet another massive Toyota vehicle recall

Toyota has issued another massive vehicle recall this one covering 1.1 million cars around the world for a pair of defects. The vehicles include 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the US. These vehicles have airbags that could deploy accidentally according to Toyota. This is the third recall Toyota has issued since October to involve over 1 million vehicles.

According to Toyota, an IC chip in the airbag control unit can malfunction premises of electrical interference from other parts causing the airbags to deploy accidentally. Toyota says that this problem has caused minor injuries in 18 cases that have been reported.

To fix the problem Toyota plans to add an electric signal filter to the airbag control module of recalled vehicles. Toyota says the repair will take as long as an hour and a half. Toyota is blaming the issue on one of its suppliers and may seek financial reimbursement. The problem with the windshield wipers involves a nut may be tight enough and calls the wipers to fail.




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Recall Alert: 2003-04 Mazda6, 2004 RX-8

Jul 25 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: More than 18,000 model-year 2003-04 Mazda6 cars and model-year 2004 RX-8 sports cars The Problem: A defect in the passenger side frontal airbag may produce excessive internal pressure, causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the device; metal fragments could strike and seriously injure occupants. This latest action is an expansion of a 2013 recall related to the ongoing problem wit ...
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2015 Ford Mustang F35, Aston Martin Lagonda, Toyota Supra Details: Today’s Car News

Jul 25 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

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It’s the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this week and Ford has taken the wraps of a new customized Mustang. The car is based on the latest 2015 Mustang GT and takes its inspiration from the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. Aston Martin’s Lagonda marque is making a comeback, with the name officially being applie ...
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Mazda recalling 18k Mazda6 and RX-8 models over airbag inflators

Jul 25 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Recalls, Safety, Mazda Faulty Takata airbag inflators keep taking their toll on automakers. Mazda is the latest to be affected in the US by announcing a recall covering 18,050 Mazda6 and RX-8 models to replace the front, passenger-side airbags. Specifically, the campaign covers 18,000 Mazda6 units from the 2003 and 2004 model years built between May 29, 2002, and March 4, 2004, ...
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Quiet-Car Rules Must Be Delayed, Automakers Say: NHTSA Not Ready

Jul 25 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

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The concern that very quiet hybrid and electric cars may pose a danger to unaware pedestrians has been around for a decade or more now. Back in 2010, Congress required the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop rules for adding alert noises to cars running on silent electric power. The law was adopted ...
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2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 First Test

Jul 25 2014 8:07am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

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Supra reboot powered by BMW 2.0 turbo with Toyota supercapacitors - report

Jul 25 2014 6:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

2014 Super Rugby: Lions v Toyota Cheetahs
New details have emerged about the Toyota Supra successor set to come out in the foll ...
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Toyota Prius Hybrid: Ultimate Guide To 50-MPG Mid-Size Hatchback

Jul 25 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

The Toyota Prius hybrid car and charging
Toyota's Prius hybrid has undoubtedly done more to raise awareness of green vehicles and improving fuel efficiency than any other single model on sale today. First launched in the U.S. in 1999 and styled by a design team in California, the Prius name has since been applied to two further gener ...
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1 day ago

Motor Mouth: Why a VW-Fiat merger would be a chaotic disaster

Jul 25 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Ferdinand Piech, supervisory board chair
The future success of the rumoured — and much denied — Fiat-Chrysler-Volkswagen merger being bandied about this past week very much depends on whether you believe the success of a corporation is the logical conclusion of capitalistic dynamics or the forceful vision of one charismatic leader. If you believe in the former, then you believe that the logistics will help buffer the giant against business cycles, that is if the Volkswagen Group does manage to get its grubby little hands on Serg ...
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