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Toyota Issues Recall on 2.8 Million Cars Globally

Toyota Issues Recall on 2.8 Million Cars Globally

Nov 14 2012, 1:42pm CST | by

Toyota issues another recall

Another month, another Toyota recall. This time Toyota has announced a recall on over 2.8 million cars. The recalls have to do with two separate issues on different models including possible...

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Toyota Issues Recall on 2.8 Million Cars Globally

Nov 14 2012, 1:42pm CST | by

Toyota issues another recall

Another month, another Toyota recall. This time Toyota has announced a recall on over 2.8 million cars. The recalls have to do with two separate issues on different models including possible steering failures and water pump faults. The recall covers nine different Toyota models including the popular Corolla and Prius.

Within the UK the recall covers 75,000 cars. Europe is home to 496,000 cars covered in the recall and the United States has 670,000 affected vehicles. Within Japan there are 1.5 million vehicles covered by the recall. The recall having to do with steering issues comes from a problem of "insufficient hardness" of the steering shaft it could allow the shaft to deform if the wheel is turned forcefully at slow speed.

The problem with water pumps is in some Prius models. The faulty water pump to blow a fuse in the electricity power circuit causing the vehicle to stall. Toyota will fix both issues at no cost and will be notifying owners over the next six weeks.

 
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Report: Mazda6 Coupe coming along with more Mazdaspeed models?

Oct 30 2014 6:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Mazda, Rumormill The predecessor to the Mazda6, the Mazda 626, was sold in a multitude of body styles across the globe. It could, of course, be had as a sedan, but a two-door coupe, known stateside as the MX-6, was also available on the same platform. Now, a new report from Motor Trend claims that a two-door version of the modern Mazda6 could be on the way. This would be remarkable for a number of reasons, as automakers have been abandoning this type of non-luxury coupe for ...
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Official: Hyundai sells its 10,000,000th Elantra

Oct 30 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Hyundai There aren't many nameplates that have sold over 10 million units in the history of the automotive industry. In fact there have only been ten, and now Hyundai has joined the list for the first time with the Elantra. Launched 24 years ago, the Elantra has far and away been Hyundai's top selling model. Now in its fifth generation, the Elantra is sold as a coupe, sedan and wagon, and under the Avante name in its home market. It's one of the top s ...
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2015 Lexus CT 200h

Oct 30 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Lexus CT 200h is both the most affordable and the smallest model in the lineup of Toyota's luxury brand. It's a five-door compact hatchback--no sedan is available--and it comes solely as a hybrid-electric vehicle. That puts it in a category of one: It's the only luxury hybrid ha ...
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2015 Toyota Prius

Oct 30 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Prius is largely unchanged in the sixth model year of the classic five-door Liftback model. The name Prius now actually applies to a range of four different vehicles, with a plug-in hybrid version of the Liftback, the Prius V wagon, and the Prius C subcompact hatchback all adde ...
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2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Oct 30 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is now well-established as a mid-size SUV for families, having successfully transitioned from its truck-based SUV roots to become a more refined crossover utility vehicle. It's one of the most useful vehicles in the segment, with seating for seven, and greater interior spa ...
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Official: FR-S with Targa-style top leads Scion's SEMA brigade

Oct 30 2014 2:33pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Hatchback, Scion, Specialty The Scion brand seems to be a bit rudderless in the auto industry at the moment. The company just doesn't seem to know what audience it wants to appeal to. For this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the automakers is kind of just going wild with bizarre customs like a turbocharged FR-S with a targa top (pictured above). Taking the roof off of a FR-S isn't an entir ...
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Toyota FCV rally car revealed for the Japanese Rally Championship

Oct 30 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota has announced plans to compete in the final race of the Japanese Rally Championship with a spec ...
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Watch 14 vintage 1980s Tamiya R/C trucks pull a real Toyota Hilux

Oct 30 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

So much remote-control want is happening here.Read ...
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Hyundai wants to target Toyota Prius with a new hybrid model

Oct 30 2014 10:18am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Hyundai is looking to take a chunk out of the Toyota Prius’ popularity with a dedicated hybrid model. According to Reuters via Automotive News, the new car will be part of a push from Hyundai to meet stricter fuel economy and emissions standards, as well as bolstering its environmentally-friendly lineup. “We will take the lead in the future by raising the competitiveness of our environment-friendly cars like hybrid-only cars, plug- ...
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The Toyota Solara Was A Car That Did Exist

Oct 30 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Hey, remember when Toyota realized that their Camry was maybe just a wee touch dull, and decided to zazz their lineup with some kind of sporty two-door? No? Well they did, and they made the Solar ...
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