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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 US...

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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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Priced Like Pros: Toyota Announces Pricing for 2015 TRD Pro Tacoma and 4Runner

Jul 30 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Toyota released pricing today for the new TRD Pro Series versions of the 2015 Tacoma pickup and 4Runner SUV. The Tacoma starts at $36,410 for the Access Cab with a six-speed manual and ranges up to $38,300 for the Double Cab with a five-speed automatic. The 4Runner is automatic-only and starts at $41,995. All TRD Pro Series models are four-wheel drive and feature special suspension components such as ...
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Woman on the porch CAN'T BELIEVE HER CAR IS HAUNTED MT @Toyota Let’s set imagination free. pic.twitt

Jul 30 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Woman on the porch CAN'T BELIEVE HER CAR IS HAUNTED MT @Toyota Let’s set imagination free. pic.twitter.com/bMinNClxWY — Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) July 30, 2014 ...
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Toyota luxury boss says sub-$30K car 'wouldn't be a Lexus'

Jul 30 2014 2:27pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

A senior Lexus executive said that a car priced below $30,000 would not be worthy of the brand, in an indirect dig at German rivals who have been moving dow ...
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New drifting world record set in Toyota GT86

Jul 30 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, Videos, Scion, Toyota We have entered a drifting arms race. Last year, BMW smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest drift by hanging the tail out for 51.3 miles around a wet skid pad in an M5 at the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina. That beat the previous milestone of nearly seven miles. Now, Bimmer's record is up in smoke as well and is in the possession of ...
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This Fixer-Upper MKIV Toyota Supra Turbo Needs A New Home

Jul 30 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Earlier this month, I wrote about why you should buy an MKIV Toyota Supra . Well, joy of joys, here's one on eBay that's way below market value - with good reason. It needs a fair amount of work. However, it's a smoking deal if you can get it for under the seller's reason ...
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2015 Toyota Prius Gains Special Edition

Jul 30 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Toyota is adding a little extra spark to its hybrid Prius for 2015. The Persona Series Special Edition ties in a few unique interior and exterior components to the midlevel Prius Three trim, including 17-inch wheels with a dark metallic finish — 15-inchers are only available otherwise — plus the special edition adds a new Absolutely Red exterior color and the front occupants' footwells feature blue lighting. Related: ...
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Toyota GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car

Jul 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Toyota GT86 was launched in 2012, along with its Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S siblings. Although the GT86 was only sold in Europe, both the BRZ and the FR-S arrived in the United States for the 2013 model year. All three sports cars share the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, boxer engine that delivers 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant mates to either a six-speed manual or a six-spee ...
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2015 Toyota Prius Persona special edition announced

Jul 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota has introduced the 2015 Prius Persona in the United States. It features black SofTex upholstery, gray contrast stitching and dark chrom ...
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Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

Jul 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Cars.com

In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Nissan Leaf were tested for the first time with mixed results, while the Mini Countryman was the only small car in the group to earn a top grade in ...
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Car Review: 2014 Nissan Sentra

Jul 30 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview: Front-wheel-drive compact sedan Pros: More interior space and trunk room than most competitors, and much better pricing. Cons: Needs more power. Value for money: Good What would I change? The Sentra needs more power, especially when operating with a full complement of passengers. Nissan is a company on a roll, as strong sales and an innovative catalogue of products have made the Japanese auto maker the fastest growing mains ...
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