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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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Honda's summer clearance makes an impression

Jul 28 2014 11:02pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

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Jul 28 2014 10:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

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Kia Cadenza

Jul 28 2014 10:17pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

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Honda Insight

Jul 28 2014 10:13pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Honda Insight is a five-door subcompact hatchback that mostly competes with the Toyota Prius. Even though the Insight hasn’t been as successful for Honda as the Prius has been for Toyota, it’s still the least expensive hybrid on sale in the U.S. The Prius C is a close competitor, though. For more de ...
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Autoblog Podcast #391 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!

Jul 28 2014 8:35pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. We're almost ready to record Episode #391 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode #391 New boss at Lincoln Scion xB, iQ ending soon Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Cars that won't live to 2015 Continue reading Autoblog Podcast #391 goes LIVE at 10PM ...
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What you missed on 7.28.14

Jul 28 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Sedan, Performance, Videos, Cadillac, Ford, Infiniti, Scion, Motorcycle, Specialty, Luxury, MISC, Racing First Drive: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype It's quick - 0-60 in under four seconds. It's fast - top speed is estimated at around 186 miles per hour. And, rather surprisingly considering its status as a prototype, it drives pretty darn well. With a heart of gold borrowed from the Nissan GT-R mat ...
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Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #391 LIVE!

Jul 28 2014 6:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #391 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics For Autoblog Podcast Episode #391 Ne ...
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[For reasons beyond my understanding, Toyota exported the American-made, second-generation Toyota Av

Jul 28 2014 6:02pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

[For reasons beyond my understanding, Toyota exported the American-made, second-generation Toyota Avalon back to Japan and sold it as the 'Pronard.' Toyota did not repeat the process for successive generations of the ...
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What '90s Sports Coupe Deserves A Comeback?

Jul 28 2014 4:39pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

With the Supra possibly on its way back to the showroom floor , maybe there's room in America's heart for more '90s sports coupes to make a comebac ...
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All-New 2015 Ford F-150 Pricing Goes Live, Starts at $26,615

Jul 28 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’ve learned much about the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 in the last few months: that it will make substantial use of aluminum; the output, weight, and tow ratings of models with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 and 3.5-liter V-6; and now we know how much the 2015 F-150 will cost. Ford has released pricing info, and the base XL and XLT models will increase by $395; that translates to $26,615 and $31,925, respective ...
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